The Grand Cru Long Reach (47-57mm) caliper brakes are super stiff, probably the stiffest long reach brakes ever made. In testing, we found these to outperform every other long reach brake and many short reach racing brakes that cost significantly more. The smooth, dual-pivot design offers superb modulation and power - very important on a steep mountain descent. There is even clearance for 45mm fenders!
These are made in a small shop in Taiwan run by a former bike racer and engineer. The brake's finish is anodized and highly polished, so they'll look great for years to come. The included brake shoes come with high quality pads and take standard Shimano-type replacements.
Wrench and a carbon fork mounting nut are included. 355gms per pair including shoes, pads, and nuts.
Sold as a set, front and rear. Available in Polished Silver and Noir.
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The brakes looks greats but are small for my creme cafe racer. it's a shame and at now because the taxes I’m trying to sell it.
First of all, congratulations for this visually and functional fantastic brake!
Regarding the report from James Zolbe, 08/22/2021, you don't have to use a longer screw!
Front: by drilling the rear hole from the fork to 8mm and using the original half-long sleeve nut, the brake can be fixed normaly.
Between brake and fork a concave washer must be taken so that a flat plant surface is created.
Rear: I drilled up completely to 8mm and used the short sleeve nut. Because it was slightly longer than the frame tube and the concave washer together I had to be drilled also the washer. Take care that the sleeve nut is shorter than the tube and washer together and that the brake can be screwed accordingly!
A tip to Velo Orange, I had to call you because I wasn't sure which of your levers I have to use for this special brake, give the information that the perfect function will given by using your short pull levers.
Thanks for this great masterpiece and thanks also to Goldsprint Berlin for the fast delivery.
I´m just waiting for the next Velo Orange Parts
I've been riding them for years now on my Surly pacer and they have been flawless. Powerful yet they modulate very well. I can run cyclocross tires when I want to get in the dirt because of their clearance. You set them once and they stay adjusted even when the road gets rough. The bonus part is that they look amazing and timeless.
Did not know what to expect when I order these. Completely surprised and satisfied with the quality, construction and function of the brake set.
These are easily the best caliper brakes I have ever used. Great stopping power, good modulation, and good looking. I've used several generations of Campagnolo brakes over the years and was worried that these longer reach brakes might not compare, but I was wrong. These outperform Campagnolo brakes (and the only Shimano brakes I've had as well). They're a little heavy, but they make up for that in performance.