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    Tektro Vs. Ultegra?

    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.

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    It is a weight weenie thing. Try using Kool Stop pads.
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    No.

    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.

    Kool Stops

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    I personally roll with (or actually stop with) SwissStop pads.

    Here...

    http://www.swissstop.ch/Road.aspx

    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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