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Ultegra brakes(4 posts)

Ultegra brakespeaches
Jun 25, 2002 10:24 AM
Is anyone familiar with the long reach Ultegra calipers? They supposedly accomodate fenders and wider tires better than the 'normal' brakes. I ride horrible roads and am trying to squeeze a bit more room out of my frame and brakes for wider tires (27-28). Will these brakes help in the width (matters)as well as the reach (doesn't matter)? Thanks for any input.
Spokes can answer your questionRadicalRonPruittTheRealDeal
Jun 25, 2002 11:50 AM
Theoretically they should. Goto http://www.spokesbikes.com and send Sami an e mail. He will help you out and fix you up.
they canlaffeaux
Jun 25, 2002 12:14 PM
Sometimes the limiting factor for tires and/or fenders is not the brakes, but the frame. Check to see what kind of clearance you have in the rear of your frame at both the seat and chain stays.
Probably notAndy M-S
Jun 25, 2002 5:51 PM
I have their older siblings, the long reach RX100 calipers. They'd be useless on my Bianchi--the reach is just too long. OTOH, they work well on an older Tange frame I've set up as a single-speed rain bike, and they do have room for fenders--but that frame would be useless with 'normal' calipers, which would be too short.

I suspect your frame is the limiting factor, as someone else already said here. look at it this way: on your current brakes, are the pads set near the bottom or near the top of the slots? If near the top, you're out of luck. If near the bottom, the brakes might work, but I don't think you'd gain any real clearance.