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Old 05-30-06, 10:40 AM   #1
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Ultegra brakes

My Specialized Allez is almost brand new and i'm already getting the urge to upgrade. I was thinking of going with an Ultegra caliper in the front. Are there any things I should know before ordering the Ultegra brake setup? Is it strictly a bolt on, plug and play deal?
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Yup model number is BR6600 for the new stuff or BR6500 old model.
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So the Ultegra brakes will bolt right up in place of the el-cheapos that come on there stock?
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So noone knows the answer??
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Yes they will, noooo problem!
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Yes they will bolt right in place but they aren't strictly plug-and-play. You will have to ajust the pads to line up with your rims and adjust the cable tension for the proper clearance.
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Thanks guys! I'm really surprised that you can get Ultegra brakes for so cheap. A sponsor on here has them for $59.95. Not bad!
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That's because brakes are brakes. There's nothing inherently special about one dual pivot compared to the next.

In fact those Tektro dual pivots are lighter than ultegras.
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That's because brakes are brakes. There's nothing inherently special about one dual pivot compared to the next.

In fact those Tektro dual pivots are lighter than ultegras.
I don't know about that. The Ultegras I have now feel noticably better than the house brand brakes I replaced on my Cannondale. They feel more responsive and stop much better.
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