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  Tektro R559 Brakes - Allen - 15182


Made in: Taiwan

product code: BRSR559ALLEN

These exist because we wanted a sidepull that would accommodate a fat tire and fender and make it easy to release the wheel. Tektro agreed to it, and these are them. The brake reach range is 55mm to 73mm, which exceeds by far anything Shimano or Campy has, which makes them good for country and touring bikes. They're lighter than Ultegra sidepulls, stop just as well, and are beautifully made in all respects.

There is no box, no instructions, no cables or housing. You get two calipers, friend, and then you're on your own.

This is the brake we put on almost every A. Homer Hilsen and Betty Foy. Also popular for 700c-to-650B conversions.

On this new and improved R559 model, all of the calipers come with a new feature. It is neither bad nor good. It is as neutral as a feature gets. It is this: above the quick-release lever on the caliper arm, is a quick-release lock, which prevents the quick-release lever from opening unless you disengage the lock, which you do by simply pressing the tiny button while pulling up on the q/r lever. Adding this feature has the unfortunate consequence of making the pre-feature model seem not as good, which is nuts. But, in these lititgidguolous times, it is probably prudent.

Recessed allen nuts and sold as a pair (one bike's worth).

Buy these replacement pads after you've done a lot of riding, I mean braking.

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 1   Write a review.

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
The good and plenty sidepull... August 13, 2013
Reviewer: Michael from 650b-less LBS area, United States  
The good:
Beautiful looking brakes with that nice, modern looking cable adjuster.
Quick Release works great.
Even the new fangled quick release's quick release works great.
Easy to adjust and install.
Works great.
Lots of clearance above and around tires(see below).
Comes with brake bolts and Recessed Allen nut.
Comes with dollup of blue Loctiteish stuff on bolts.
The Plenty:
Just FYI in interested and wondering about this:
Plenty (and I mean plenty) of clearance for 40mm Hetre and P45 Longboard fender under 52 Bleriot fork crown.

Just enough (but enough, which is all you need) for 44-584 Marathon and P45 Longboard under a 52 Sam Hillborne fork crown.

Only con, which really doesn't matter is:
Stock black pads are not so good in the rain.
Be sure to start slowing down early for stop signs and stop lights when in rainy conditions.
Consider getting some salmon all weather pads.
Keep the stock black pads as back up.

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