Reviews of Tektro 800A Sidepull Brake Set

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StarStarStarStarStar Huge improvement from stock.

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

- Look great
- good reach
- good leverage

Cons

- Stock pads are meh
- Some of the inner screws rusted quickly
- Have trouble staying positioned

Other Thoughts

Got these to replace an original horseshoe pair on an '87 Peugeot. As you can imagine they're a huge improvement, and brakes are exponentially more responsive. However a lot of that is also due to the Kool-Stop pads I put on them, as the pads that come with these are only so-so.

They also tend to wobble from side to side over time, which sometimes is helpful and they adapt to the wheel, other times I have to stop and re-adjust real quick to prevent slight rubbing on one side of the rims.

Minor complaints, all in all a great buy especially for the price.

StarStarStarStarStar Exactly what I needed for 700c conversion

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

StarStarStarStarStar A well-made inexpensive set of brakes.

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Ownership: two months
Tech Knowledge: high

Pros

Simple
Dependable
Well-constructed
Reasonably-priced

Cons

None

Other Thoughts

I bought these to replace an OEM brake on a Schwinn Coffee that was bent in a crash. It fits and works perfectly.

StarStarStarStarStar retro fit with tektro800a

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Ownership: several months
Tech Knowledge: average

Pros

well made, easily set up

Other Thoughts

needed some breaks to repair a bike that was somewhat of a franken-bike. cost weighted ...can't be beat

StarStarStarStarStar Changed my bike from a coaster brake rear hub to an auto 2-speed.

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat low

Pros

Easy to install.
Works well.
Looks right on my bike.

Other Thoughts

Changed my bike from a coaster rear brake hub to an auto 2-speed and I needed to add hand brakes. Bought a set of these Tektros as they were an easy install and looked right on my bike. At that time, I had a job about 5 miles from my home and bike commuted at least once-a-week. I was - and still am - very happy with these changes.

StarStarStarStarStar Great Brake For The Money

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Ownership: a few months
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Low price, very effective, easy to set up

Cons

The pads. It seems that all Tektro brakes come with lousy pads. Replace them with Mathauser/Kool Stop salmon pads and all will be well.

Other Thoughts

I bought these to replace a pair of centerpulls that had rust and missing parts. These brakes, I think, stop more quickly and easily than those brakes could have.

Just use these brakes with good pads (like Mathauser/Kool Stop salmon) and cables, and you'll have no problems. Even after buying new pads, these brakes are a bargain.

StarStarStarStarStar excellent replacement for my vintage Raleigh

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Ownership: more than a year
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

This is the only modern production brake set that will fit an old Raleigh Sports. It has the reach and being an alloy, dual pivot brake; it's a dramatic improvement over the old brakes.

Cons

The quality is fine for the price. These brakes are still very long reach so they will still flex more than comparable brakes with shorter reach.

StarStarStarStarStar Replacement brakes

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Ownership: a month
Tech Knowledge: somewhat high

Pros

Good quality caliper for the money. Stronger and more solid than the 1979 stock calipers on the Raleigh Roadster.

Cons

Didn't have any cons.

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