Shimano Brakes

BridlingtonBiker Posts: 152
edited May 2013 in Road buying advice
Hi All. I have two bikes a winter bike rocking some Tiagra STIs and Tektro callipers and a summer bike with 105 levers and callipers

I'm doing a coast to coast on my winter bike in a couple of weeks and I was thinking of putting my much better 105 callipers on it and upgrading my summer bike to Ultegra. My questions are will the 105 callipers work with the Tiagra levers (winter bike) and would some Ultegra callipers work with my 105 levers (summer bike)?


  • Grill
    Grill Posts: 5,610
    Just get better pads. Swissstop GXP will do the trick.
    English Cycles V3 | Cervelo P5 | Cervelo T4 | Trek Domane Koppenberg
  • Yeah I've changed the pads in the Tektro to Swisstop already and the improvement was ten fold but they still don't have a patch on the 105's I've got on my summer bike
  • nochekmate
    nochekmate Posts: 3,460
    It will all work just fine!
  • It doesn't matter what model version of each calliper/lever is? ie they don't need to match 6700
  • smidsy
    smidsy Posts: 5,273
    The difference in brake performance could be due to the wheel brake track too. Do you have different wheels on the tektro caliper bike?

    If you have the same pads and wheels then you can compare.
    Yellow is the new Black.