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    Rid'n Rev sour01's Avatar
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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?

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sour01 View Post
    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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    Piece of cake.

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    You can put any brake on it except Campagnolo. Shimano Ultegra has the best value.
    Bikes use brakes to stop.

    If your bike has breaks, don't ride it.

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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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