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Old 07-16-08, 11:00 AM
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Campagnolo Brake Question

I am looking at component groups for my new bike. I need it to have slightly longer reach brakes (clearance for fenders), and although I like the idea of Campy I'm told they do not make long reach brakes. Are there other brakes out there that would be as high quality as Centaur or Ultegra? I know there are long reach Ultegra brakes but mixing Campy and Shimano just seems wrong. Do Tektro or other comapnies make components that are as high of quality as the mainstream stuff?

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Cane Creek does http://www.canecreek.com/SCR-3-Caliper-Brakes.html
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I just installed a pair of Tektro 538s on my travel bike, and they're nice enough to go with the remainder of the components, which are Record. I chose black to be consistent with the other pieces and parts.

I also have a pair of Tektro 521s on my single speed. Work well too.

Shimano makes a pair at the Ultegra level, available only in silver. Harris Cyclery explains many of the options here: http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake...ers.html#47-57

and Tektros are described here: http://www.tektro.com/02products/index.php
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