Dia-Compe BRS200 review

Single pivot brakes such as these have been largely replaced by the more powerful dual pivot designs but their weight saving - around 130g per pair - will attract the lighter rider who will place less emphasis on sheer stopping power.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
£17.50 RRP
The Dia-Compe brakes have a built-in cable quick release.

Our review

Cost-effective weight saving for light rides
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Single pivot brakes such as these have been largely replaced by the more powerful dual pivot designs but their weight saving – around 130g per pair – will attract the lighter rider who will place less emphasis on sheer stopping power.

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They can, of course, also be recommended for time trialling where the brakes are used sparingly. The reach adjustment is from between 39mm and 51mm and they have a built-in cable quick release. We remember testing these brakes previously and the inclusion of cartridge brake blocks has resulted in an improvement but they fall short of the stopping power that is available with the dual pivot brakes on test.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Dia-Compe BRS200
Brand Dia-Compe

Description Price and weight are per caliper.
MPN BRS200
Quick Release Yes
Weight (g) 140
Bike Compatability Road Bike
Available Colours Silver
Front/Rear Caliper Front Rear
Rim/Disc Rim
Brake Caliper Type Side-Pull
Material Aluminium