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Customer reviews for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper

Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper

Overall rating:
4.286 / 5
4.3
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5
(7 reviews) 7
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Rating breakdown 7 reviews
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7 out of 7(100%)reviewers recommend this product.
Customer questions and answers:
17 Questions | 18 Answers
Customer reviews for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Review 1 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Kavanagh
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

A fantastic upgrade

PostedJuly 28, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Bought a set to replace the stock brakes my bike came with and they are a massive improvement, gives so much more confidence when you know you can always brake in time
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Review 2 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Anonymous
Country:United Kingdom
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Manchester - Deansgate

Good value for Money

PostedJuly 3, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value
It is what it is, a brake caliper. Good value for money.
If you need a normal brake and doesn't want to spend a lot money on it this product if for you.
Simple to install as any other brake.
On the down side, there is nothing appealing about this brake, just looks like any other Shimano brake.
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Review 3 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
FasterThanSound
Country:United Kingdom
It was bought:London Bridge

Good value

PostedJanuary 22, 2014
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Cons: l/r adjustment screw a bit soft
This is a good brake - This was the best value medium/long drop road calliper available in my opinion. If you need a pair then the long drop Tektros with the alloy brake pad holders are best, but I only needed a front one so this was the one.
This was bought to replace a very cheap Acor dual pivot calliper I previously bought elsewhere - which ended up being a false economy as it was rubbish!
The included pads with this brake are quite good - they aren't super hard cheap ones. They are soft enough to exert some control over braking power, and work well on my steel chromed rims (which are notoriously bad for braking with).
The one problem I have is that the adjustment screw seems to be quite soft and easy to round the head if the screwdriver you use isn't the perfect size - Something that hasn't happened on my Campagnolo Veloce brakes I have on my other bike (those are around £30 for the pair). This Shimano one has a quick release though, the Campagnolo ones don't.
Overall quite pleased with my purchase.
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Review 4 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Konakid26
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Milton Keynes

PostedSeptember 11, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality
Great value product, easily installed and performs perfectly.
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Review 5 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
KANEHC
Country:United Kingdom
Age:18-24
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:London Bridge

Durable, fast and reliable

PostedMay 18, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Comfortable, Lightweight, Looks great
I used this one to change on my tern. It is pretty decent it bites which I Like. The braking the power is pretty fast.
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Review 6 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Craig
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Expert
Gender:Male
It was bought:Reading

Good brakes

PostedFebruary 23, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Lightweight
These good brake for trek 1000. These are the only ones that fit this bike.
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Review 7 for Shimano Tiagra R451 Dual Pivot Brake Caliper
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
CR60
Country:United Kingdom
Age:45-54
Style:Leisure riding
Experience:Occasional
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

PostedJanuary 26, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Looks great
Easy to fit front brake with very good braking result
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