Tektro R559 Extra Long Reach Brakeset
The Tektro R559 brakeset is perfect for those who like to run big tires or for those looking to convert their 700c bikes to 650b. These brakes have a reach of 55-73 mm. It has a nifty quick-release mechanism which can open for wider tires without deflating them.
We stock them in both the modern recessed mount and traditional nylock nutted mount.
Price is for a pair of brakes, one bike's worth.
They work well and are good-looking. I'm a little suspicious of the longevity of the plastic parts -- namely, the quick release. But at the moment it works well. There aren't a lot of choices for retrofitting vintage bikes with 27 x 1 1/4" tires and fenders, so I'd delighted to have this choice to replace the bike's original Weinmann centerpulls.
Converting a bike from 700C to 650B. Tektros were easy to install and adjust.
This is my first time working with Tektro brakes and I have to say I am very happy with them. Great fit and finish. Easy to set up and they seem to work very well. Purchasing from Velo Orange is always a good experience. Great products, fair prices and excellent customer service and shipping.
The Velo Orange Brakes are working well for me. I have a 70's Schwinn bike that had an older style of brake that is hard to find. I went with this newer style that Velo Orange makes and they seem to be holding up well. It took some tweaking, as expected, to get them to fit properly and not rub while riding but still have a firm stop when pressing on the brake leavers. All in all I have had them on for about a week now and I am happy with the braking power they have, even in the rain.
Purchased these for bike I built for my son. Fast shipping, great product and even received a cool VO sticker!