More stopping power.
Shimano's 105 caliper brakes received a makeover this year with a deviation from its dual-pivot design. Keeping with its theme of sharing technology with its other groupsets, the new Shimano 105 BR-5800 Brake Calipers see an increase in braking power and added tire clearance at a price that is difficult to beat.
Most noticeable is the redesign of the pivot system that has been a Shimano staple. Instead of using the mounting bolt as the second pivot, creating asymmetrical arms, the new dual-pivot system uses a mounted plate with a center bolt for frame attachment. The brake arms are centered over the wheel with an integrated pivot. The cable stop is located to one side, but the new pivot system means that equal pressure is applied when the lever is pulled. This increases your stopping power. In fact, Shimano claims that it's been increased by 10% over the previous 5700 version. And as a bonus, the new design means added tire clearance, which enables you to run up to 28mm tires.
The Shimano 105 BR-5800 Brake Calipers are available in one size and in the color Black.
- Dual-pivot design
- Compatible with tires up to 28mm wide
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Reviews & Community
105 = Awesome
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I bought these brake calipers as part of a 105 groupset to put on a spare frame I had laying around. I decided to go with 105 because the 105 has had a history of being Shimano's workhorse group and this 11 speed group is priced great, which leaves money for wheels or cockpit parts. Every component within the group got a good upgrade and resembles features found on the higher priced 11 speed Dura-Ace and Ultegra groups. The 105 groupset also allows for a pretty easy gear configuration if you're interested too (11/32 cassette, long cage rear derailleur & a 50/34 crank). If you're on a budget or want a group for a training bike, the 105 11-speed group is no-brainer option.
Great modulation and great power
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I really love the Shimano brakes and they work as well as the Ultegra or Dura Ace brakes. They're slightly heavier but that's not a problem for me.
Does this item include both front and rear calipers?
Yes this comes in a set. So you will receive a front and a rear caliper.