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Customer reviews for Shimano 105 R515 2013 Brake Calliper

Shimano 105 R515 2013 Brake Calliper

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Customer reviews for Shimano 105 R515 2013 Brake Calliper
Review 1 for Shimano 105 R515 2013 Brake Calliper
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peterthebuddha
Country:United Kingdom
Age:35-44
Style:Road Cyclist
Experience:Regular
Gender:Male
It was bought:Online

Good Modulation and Stopping Power. Easy to Set Up

PostedJuly 22, 2013
Yes, I recommend this product.
Pros: Good value, Good quality, Lightweight
Cons: 2 allen keys required for adjusting
"People who say you shouldn't have disc brakes on a road bike have never ridden on grimy roads in the wet. Or a heavily laden bike down a steep hill."
Now for the review:
Firstly, these are almost half the price of Avid BB7's - well they were when I got them. Be careful to make sure you buy the correct calipers for front/rear - as they (+ mounts) are not the same.
Comes boxed with IS/Post mount, 4 bolts (with thread lock applied) and 3 "snap rings". But no rotors.
There are no installation instructions supplied, but just look on youtube for tips on how to install these or BB7's. Also see this shimano tech doc:
http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/BR/EV-BR-R515-3359_v1_m56577569830806956.pdf
There is no barrel adjuster. But as both pads are adjustable you can adjust them to remove slack in the cable.
Installation took just a few minutes for each brake - including straightening out bent rotors.
In use modulation is fine and stopping power excellent, once the pads are "bedded-in". I'm using Ultegra 6600 levers with these with no problems, despite Shimano 'recommending' 5700/6700.
The only downside, is needing separate (different sized) allen keys to adjust each pad. It would have been nice if these were a) supplied and b) both sizes combined in to a single key.
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