Shimano Dura-Ace Brakes review

The legendary Dura-Ace brakes were for a long time the standard against which others were judged, but anyone in the know would tell you that it was more to do with the choice of brake pad compound.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £139.00 RRP | USD $159.99
The Dura-Ace brakes now have lighter callipers.

Our review

Effective but expensive
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The legendary Dura-Ace brakes were for a long time the standard against which others were judged, but anyone in the know would tell you that it was more to do with the choice of brake pad compound than the design of the callipers themselves.

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Most recent changes to this top-of-the-range calliper were to lighter, more rigid arms and captive cable adjusters. Like SRAM brakes, the quick release gained indents so that the brake arms can be separated incrementally for rapid wheel changes in a road race. While they lack the outright power of the Mavics, they have great balance.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Dura-Ace Brake Caliper
Brand Shimano

Description Price and weight are per pair.
MPN BR-7800
Weight (g) 312
Bike Compatability Road Bike
Available Colours Silver
Front/Rear Caliper Front Rear
Rim/Disc Rim
Brake Caliper Type Dual Pivot
Material Aluminium
Bike Suitability Racing Road