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Old 02-24-09, 09:55 PM   #1
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Brake caliper upgrade help

I own a 2007 Felt F55 and was looking to upgrade my brake calipers. Currently I have, according to the Felt website specs, Shimano Super Dual Pivot. They simply have "Shimano" printed on them. I am considering upgrading to Ultegra or Dura Ace and doing the work myself. I have Dura Ace dual control brake levers/shifters.

Would this be a pretty straight forward swap out---or are there some hidden "issues" that I need to beware of?

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I own a 2007 Felt F55 and was looking to upgrade my brake calipers. Currently I have, according to the Felt website specs, Shimano Super Dual Pivot. They simply have "Shimano" printed on them. I am considering upgrading to Ultegra or Dura Ace and doing the work myself. I have Dura Ace dual control brake levers/shifters.

Would this be a pretty straight forward swap out---or are there some hidden "issues" that I need to beware of?

Thanks.
Should be straightforward.
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Old 02-26-09, 06:29 PM   #3
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Piece of cake.
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You can put any brake on it except Campagnolo. Shimano Ultegra has the best value.
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Not sure what you'd gain with a caliper upgrade, other than a little lighter. If you want better stopping, I'd try different pads first, like Kool Stops.
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