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.
|Name||Tiagra Dual Pivot Caliper BR-4500|
|Description||Includes barrel adjuster and R50T2 molded brake pads|
|Bike Compatability||Campagnolo Road Bike Shimano SRAM|
|Front/Rear Caliper||Front Rear|
|Brake Caliper Type||Dual Pivot|
|Bike Suitability||Racing Road|