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Shimano 105 5800 Brake Calliper
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|Black||Front 49mm Drop||
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|Black||Rear 49mm Drop||
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|Silver||Front 49mm Drop|
|Silver||Rear 49mm Drop|
Shimano 105 5800 Brake Calliper - This Dual pivot calliper brake is the racers' choice, 105 brake callipers come in a compact and lightweight design for high performance.
Top Features of the Shimano 105 5800 Brake Calliper
- Must be used in conjunction with ST-5800, ST-6800 or ST-9000 STIs for correct leverage ratio
- Enhanced brake arch proportions give a quicker linear response and increased power
- Dual-pivot calliper brake with super SLR-EV design for quick linear response, increased rigidity and improved braking power
- Low profile outer cable stop position improves cable routing for reduced friction
- Cartridge brake shoes for easy replacement
- Convex washers on the brake shoes offer toe-in brake adjustment and easy alignment
- Lightweight aluminium construction, with an anodised finish to preserve the good looks
- Compatible with 28c tyres
- 49 mm drop
About Rim Brakes
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake callipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off centre to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot callipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
About the Shimano brand
Shimano are the makers of the world's most well known cycle component brand. Established in 1921 when the first cycle freewheel was forged. Shimano produce drivetrains, wheels, pedals, shoes, cycling clothing and pretty much every Shimano cycle accessory you can think of! Famous for their top end products ridden by the pro's, Dura-Ace and XTR, which cover both road and MTB's. At Shimano, they're doing everything they can to respond to heightened environmental concerns. Shimano are proud to be a producer of bicycle components that help people to enjoy outdoor sports and interact with nature through healthy non-polluting activities. In their 87 plus years of existence Shimano have accumulated a wealth of technology and product development and expertise that serves as the driving force behind their continually evolving product line.
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Product Q & A
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Looking to replace some stock Tektro callipers. Are these compatible with ST-4500 Tiagra levers? Are there any better alternatives?
These would not be suitable in this case.
These should be compatible without issue.
And are these easy to fit.
Also I have read that these breaks work fine with Campy Ergo shifters. Has anyone had experience with this?
Thanks in advanced
Re. your shifters - I guess they'd work fine. The mechanism for caliber brakes is a pretty straightforward thing (i.e., the lever pulls on the cable! Can't see that the make of lever is too critical).
The compatibility with Campagnolo shifters is not something we are familiar with and would not recommend this for the best performance of either component.
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