A first must upgrade for a bike fitted without a full shimano group. They'll make a big difference and are well into their second year of heavy use while their predecessor (Tektro) totally seized up after the same period.
I updated from Sora and so far I'm really impressed with the difference the 105's has made to my ability to stop quickly and safely.
Massive improvement over OE Tektro calipers; worthwhile upgrade. Not sure if it's the pads but they're not quite as strong as my Ultegra calipers.
Purchased for my new winter training build. Huge improvement in braking vs my previous unbranded brakes particularly in the wet. The usual fast delivery and exemplary service from Merlin.
Great brakes, bought to replace tektro R312's which were terrible in the wet . These 105's have good bite and used with the correct levers are smoothly progressive. Great service as usual from Merlin and the price couldn't be beaten.
Braking performance has definately improved from my last set . Good value for the price tag and they look the biz, considering these are not the most expensive brakes on the market! very happy with purchase, I would definately recommend this product.
Well worth the money! These brakes are such an improvement on the standard brakes that came on my Felt Z85. They look great, compliment the other 105 components and the colour of my bike but most importantly they would stop a train!
Fitting was fairly simple for somebody like me with very little knowledge, the only issue is getting the right balance between responsiveness on pulling the brake lever and the brake engaging with the slightest touch.
Great pair of brakes. Purchased to replace my tektro basic version on my vo2 carbon bike. These brakes give you much more confidence and enable you to brake in wet conditions on the hoods safely. Great service from Merlin Cycles arrived the next day. What more can you say
Probably the best budget range brake calipers. Powerful with great modulation. Nice robust finish to resist the effects of the elements. Excellent price and service from Merlin. Recommended ++
Ordered to replace the no-name dual pivot calipers on my MEKK road bike. Paired with the original 105 STi brakes the difference is night and day, much more power and control, far more modulation on the hoods to the point that I now feel safe on the bike! Recommended upgrade.
Wow!! Either these brakes are awesome or my old brakes were terrible! Either way a huge improvement and now I have faith in my brakes.
Smooth, responsive braking and now feel a lot more confident hitting the bigger road descents out there!
I bought again here, Merlin Cycles.com. GOOD PRICE & GOOD ITEMS.