Dia-Compe 806 review

These dual pivot brakes are essentially a black painted version of the Alhonga, or Tektro 521AG, and the range of drop is 51mm and 69mm, making them perfect for older style bikes.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £9.99 RRP
These brakes are perfect for older-style bikes.

Our review

Look crude but highly effective and great value
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These dual pivot brakes are essentially a black painted version of the Alhonga, or Tektro 521AG, and the range of drop is 51mm and 69mm, making them perfect for older style bikes that have a greater than average distance between the brake bridge and the rim’s braking surface.

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The central fitting bolt is threaded for nutted fitment only but it could be cut down and used on modern frames with an allen key mounting for the brakes. They have much better stopping power than period sidepull brakes that have a similarly long reach.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Dia-Compe 806 Brake Caliper
Brand Dia-Compe

MPN BCDC806F
Weight (g) 210
Bike Compatability Road Bike
Front/Rear Caliper Front
Rim/Disc Rim
Material Alloy