Shimano Tiagra BR-4500 Brake Callipers review

These dual-pivot brakes have been redesigned from the ground up and thanks to a finer finish they look far more expensive than the BR-4400 version that they replace.

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £16.99 RRP
Shimano Tiagra BR-4500 Brake Callipers
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These dual-pivot brakes have been redesigned from the ground up and thanks to a finer finish they look far more expensive than the BR-4400 version that they replace. The arms have a new, more arched shape and they are deeper in section for greater stiffness. While they are better than the outgoing version, we noted an improvement in absolute stopping power by fitting aftermarket Fibrax brake blocks. The only criticism would be that the cable adjusters could have been a little easier to turn.

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Product Specifications

Product

Name Tiagra Dual Pivot Caliper BR-4500
Brand Shimano

Description Includes barrel adjuster and R50T2 molded brake pads
Length (mm) 49
MPN BR4500
Quick Release Yes
Weight (g) 384
Bike Compatability Campagnolo Road Bike Shimano SRAM
Available Colours Silver
Front/Rear Caliper Front Rear
Rim/Disc Rim
Brake Caliper Type Dual Pivot
Material Aluminium
Bike Suitability Racing Road