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Shimano - Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Calipers

Shimano Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Calipers

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$109.99 Original price:$147.99
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    Tech Specs

    Mount Type:
    center bolt
    Claimed Weight:
    [front] 182g, [rear] 178g
    Recommended Use:
    road cycling, time trial, triathlon
    Manufacturer Warranty:
    2 years

    Power is nothing without control.

    There's no motorsport discipline where skimping on brakes in considered an acceptable practice, so why would you do it on your bike? If you're building up a new bike or looking to improve braking performance of an existing one, the Ultegra BR-R8000 Brake Calipers provide the performance of Shimano's premier group at a price that is palatable. Increasing power and creating a more predictable, linear brake path marks some of the exciting refinements on the new Ultegra brakes—and, considering that there's no rosy alternative to stopping with brakes, we're not at all embarrassed to call refinements in brake technology exciting.

    Receiving trickle-down technology from Dura-Ace calipers, the R8000 calipers are designed for R9100 and R8000 series dual control levers, but will work equally well with 11-speed levers from previous Ultegra and Dura-Ace groups that are designed to pull cable ratios required for SLR-EV calipers.

    These brakes receive the same angular shapes that define the rest of the Ultegra group, especially the cranks. These lines not only offer a more muscular look, they also help create better aerodynamics and increase rigidity, thus improving power. A stabilizer spanning larger pivots acts as a brace and prevents any torsional flex, creating better brake sensitivity and modulation. The new R8000 also clears tires up to 28mm, which is quickly becoming our go-to width for riding tarmac and makes for a more comfortable and efficient ride by better managing imperfections in the road surface.

    Just like the brakes in the 9100 Dura-Ace group, the brake release lever moves to a closed position in-line with the arch of the caliper, helping to improve aerodynamics. (We love the irony of brakes that make you faster.) The lever is easy to open on-the-fly if you're eyeing a 1,300-watt romp to the line and want to make sure the pads don't rub the rim. If a pre-finale puncture threatens your chances of winning from the break, a barrel adjuster allows for quick adjustment of cable tension if you get a wider or narrower rim from neutral support.

    Pivoting pad cartridges allows for easy adjustment and the R55C4 included pads are designed for alloy rims. The better feel and power afforded by these new calipers add confidence when scrubbing speed down a long mountain descent and may have you questioning if the added weight of disc brakes is even needed on road bikes.

    • Race-tier brake calipers for the self-sponsored cyclist
    • Provide a more predictable, linear braking curve
    • Dual-pivot caliper applies even pressure from both sides
    • Larger pivots reduce flex for better modulation
    • Adjustable cartridge pad holders empower home mechanics
    • Clears tires up to 28mm for improved comfort and rolling efficiency

    Upgrade for rebuild

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

    I purchased these brakes for rebuild and upgrade of my wife's bike. The installation and adjustment was easy. They have great stopping power and they even look stylish. I am very satisfied with this purchase.

    Great Brakes!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I used the previous version for five years and loved those so decided to spring for these as an upgrade on another bike. They are light, they stop really really well, are easy to set up and adjust and are a great looking brake set. I highly recommend them.

    Shimano Ultegra brakes!

      Shimano is the best part for the price out there!

      Stops on a dime

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      I was working my way through slowly upgrading my bike to Ultegra r8000 and decide to go for new brakes since the price for the pair was what others charge for just one caliper. 500 wish miles in they stop very well and have decent fine control of braking power. I am running them on 25mm gp4000 on 17mm internal width rims and they clear just fine. about a week ago a truck made a left turn in front of me about 20 yards away where I was going about 24 ish mph. I defiantly was able to stop faster than I anticipated and didn't run into the side of a car so I'm defiantly happy with them and have a good amount of confidence in there braking abilities. Oh and they look dam good to with there combo of matte and glossy black/grey color

      Immense Stopping power.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      So far 200+ miles put on these brakes. Great improvement over the brakes that came with my bike. Stopping power is great. I have yet to feel that I have it the limit and I have had to perform a few emergency maneuvers already. They do look great on my bike.

      Ultegra r8000 brake calipers

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      These brakes have lots of stopping power for being cable actuated. I put these on a bmc road bike and they work great with the shimano rs-500 wheelset.


      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions


      Sorry to hear they didn't work out, but I really appreciate the feedback. Let me know if you want to return them and I'll email you a free return label.

      Thanks for providing the specific tire information. Very useful given the claim that 28mm tires can fit.

      I have the same problem with the same tire on my Specialized Roubaix. If you get aggressive they'll pull through the brake pads, but I don't think that's the intent.