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Replacing Tektro 315 caliper brakes.

okeydokey79okeydokey79 Posts: 89
edited October 2019 in Workshop
Just in the process of maybe purchasing a Boardman slr 8.9 carbon bike, read reviews etc and it's fitted with tektro 315 long arm caliper brakes, could these be replaced with Shimano 105 R7000 caliper brakes as a upgrade later down the line?
Thanks

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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    any Shimano caliper so long as it is long drop.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
  • Shimano 105 R7000 do not come in long drop, so no
  • figbatfigbat Posts: 680
    any Shimano caliper so long as it is long drop.
    Which means there's little to choose from. The R650 for 'Ultegra' bling or R451 for 'Tiagra' VFM (but not with new Tiagra levers).

    To OP - is the upgrade needed for performance or looks? The Tektros may be fine for what you want, especially with a brake pad change if needed. I have Tektro long-drops on my old Synapse and have yet to fail to slow down or stop when required.
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  • keef66keef66 Posts: 13,123
    Is it not time Shimano brought their long drop calipers up to date? Something with the meatier profile of R7000 / R8000, and compatible with the newer levers?

    Or have they abandoned long drop rim brakes in favour of disks for anything requiring fatter tyres / greater clearances?
  • joe_totale-2joe_totale-2 Posts: 1,333
    keef66 wrote:
    Is it not time Shimano brought their long drop calipers up to date? Something with the meatier profile of R7000 / R8000, and compatible with the newer levers?

    Or have they abandoned long drop rim brakes in favour of disks for anything requiring fatter tyres / greater clearances?

    Yep, long drop brakes have been killed off by disc brakes.
    The Ultegra ones are probably the best shout there and will be a good improvement over your Tektro ones.
    If money is no object then there's two options below that are both supposed to be excellent:

    https://www.condorcycles.com/products/t ... rop-brakes

    http://freshtripe.co.uk/velo-orange-gra ... -brakeset/
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