Reviews of Tektro 800A Sidepull Brake Set
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Huge improvement from stock.
- Look great
- good reach
- good leverage
- Stock pads are meh
- Some of the inner screws rusted quickly
- Have trouble staying positioned
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.
Exactly what I needed for 700c conversion
A well-made inexpensive set of brakes.
I bought these to replace an OEM brake on a Schwinn Coffee that was bent in a crash. It fits and works perfectly.
retro fit with tektro800a
well made, easily set up
needed some breaks to repair a bike that was somewhat of a franken-bike. cost weighted ...can't be beat
Changed my bike from a coaster brake rear hub to an auto 2-speed.
Easy to install.
Looks right on my bike.
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.
Great Brake For The Money
Low price, very effective, easy to set up
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.
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.
excellent replacement for my vintage Raleigh
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.
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.
Good quality caliper for the money. Stronger and more solid than the 1979 stock calipers on the Raleigh Roadster.
Didn't have any cons.
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