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I got this brake to replace a vintage Weinmann I had been using on a fixed-gear conversion. I assumed the braking power would be about even, but the Dia-Compe would run smoother and be shinier. Yet not only is it smoother and shinier, it is *much* stronger. Since I've only got the one brake on this bike, the extra power is greatly appreciated. Additionally, the way it bolts to the fork is miles easier for setting up a rack that attaches at the crown than the vintage brake. The 610 far exceeded my expectations!
Easy set up and they work well.
I replaced a pair of Tektro dual pivot brakes with these. Now I can easily use 35mm tires on my Raliegh Gran Prix. Installed with Sensah SRX Pro levers and Jagwire’s super stiff cables and housing, the bakes are very firm. I go with Yokosuma salman pads after reading from reviews. Brakes look really nice and feel good. Bonus is I can add a front rack to them even though my fork only has fender eyelets.
Honestly bought a set of these to hoard for an eventual project (an old mixte with sentimental value/family history). In fairness I have yet to use them as I need the 'rest' of the bike still. But ogled them a bunch out of the package, fit and finish are top notch. Brakes are very nice looking. Price is great compared to other options. What's not to love?
I put these on my Centurion Pro Tour to replace the unfortunately underpowered wide-profile cantis that it came with. These brakes look fantastic with their high-polish finish, are simple to install if you know what you're doing, and offer excellent, linear modulation and the ability to lock both wheels when needed.
A couple points, not so much negatives, but things to be aware of:
The supplied hardware is a little on the short side if you're installing on a nutted frame. On both brakes I had to omit one of the two beveled washers that help fix the hardware to the frame. This seems to be working out okay so far.
The salmon brake pads pictured in this listing do *not* come with the brakes. These were supplied with a dark blue brake pad. I'm sure they're fine, and I put them aside for a rainy day, but I installed a set of salmon Kool stops because I like them.