General Cycling Discussion - Tektro Vs. Ultegra?
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I'm looking for a new brake setup on my 2003 Allez Elite which currently has Tektro calipers that came stock on the bike. I changed the pads to Ultegras and didn't notice any difference in braking performance. Will going to Ultegra calipers result in better performing brakes? I'm wondering if there is a leverage or design advantage when going with the Ultegra calipers, or is is just a weight weenie thing? Thanks for your input.
08-09-11, 10:33 PM
It is a weight weenie thing. Try using Kool Stop pads.
08-09-11, 10:54 PM
Your big might be a couple grams lighter with Ultegra, and your walet will be as wel, and people may say, "Ooh, nice Ultegra!", but your bike wil still stop the same.
08-10-11, 12:05 AM
I personally roll with (or actually stop with) SwissStop pads.
Incidentally, I believe that the arms in the Ultegra brake calipers are more stout than the arms in the Tektro brakes so they may perform better in hard braking situations. FWIW
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