Shimano 105 – 5800 brake callipers, 49mm drop, black. Featuring an updated design of the symmetrical dual pivot calliper, with a higher arch allowing clearance for up to 28 mm tyre type.
The Shimano 5800 has gone 11 Speed for the latest incarnation of the 105. The 5800 has been inspired by the innovations of the more upper end Shimano Ultegra and Dura Ace; you can see the technological influences across the design of the 5800 components. More advanced and lighter than its predecessors and with a more eye catching design, the 5800 promises high performance and is one of the latest cycling must haves.
- Enhanced brake arch proportions give a quicker linear response and increased power
- Must be used in conjunction with ST-5800, ST-6800 or ST-9000 STIs for correct leverage ratio
- Dual-pivot calliper brake with super SLR-EV design for quick linear response, increased rigidity and improved braking power
- Low profile outer cable stop position improves cable routing for reduced friction
- Cartridge brake shoes for easy replacement
- Convex washers on the brake shoes offer toe-in brake adjustment and easy alignment
- Lightweight aluminium construction, with an anodised finish to preserve the good looks
- Compatible with 28c tyres
- 49 mm drop
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Bought as a replacement / upgrade to rebranded Tektro units on a Merida road bike with 5700 series groupset. Lots of conflicting online talk about compatibility of these 5800 callipers with earlier STIs. However Shimano's charts suggest all should be fine and have to agree. Very good initial experience so far with fit and feel, particularly modulation. Not grabby, just easy feed of power (I now feel able to stop my 90kg+ frame on steep descents to road junctions). Rate 6800 Ultegra higher on finish and perhaps overall feel but these work on the N+1 bike being upgraded perfectly given other components are 5700 (105) focused and black.
Delivered promptly and in good condition. Easy to fit and much easier to set up than the br-5700s they replaced. New design means that they pivot centrally and the improvement in feel and power was noticeable. They also fit nicely over my 28mm tyres
Not yet fitted but known to be excellent brakes as I already have a set on another bike. So much better than Tektro offerings (often rebranded) on low-mid priced bikes.
Mr Jae Hyun
I feel braking power is triple than no grade brake with same power
Powerful braking and looks great. Easy to fit and adjust..Great Shimano quality and performance.
Replaced for Tektro and works well with Tiagra levers also more softer with Ultegra brake control cables.
Easy to fit and set up. Do the job well. A lovely upgrade on previous brakes. I swapped out the stock pads but nice to have spares for when I go back to alloy rims. Fast delivery too.
Looks good and offers great modulation.
Powerful braking and definite improvement on the previous model.
Looks great, sleek and stylish with excellent stopping power.
Easy to fit and adjust. Stopping power is great as is with all 105 brakes. I use these on older 105 STI levers with no problems. Lowest price I could find also. Thanks Merlin
Bought these for my Grandson's first road bike. Great Shimano quality and performance.
Terrific upgrade to my Tiagra caliper brakes. They function as well as the Ultegra level brakes but don't cost as much.
Great brakes. Bought these to replace the Axis 1.0 brakes that came on my new bike. So much more powerful with greater feel. A really cheap way to significantly improve your ride.
Very impressed with these brakes so far. Very easy to setup and adjust. A huge increase in performance compared to previous brakes (Tiagra ca. 2012). Using with old levers but still working well, great modulation and stopping power. Only used for the daily commute so can't comment on longevity but the quality feels excellent. Excellent price and service from Merlin too.
I bought these to replace the non-series brakes on my partners Liv Avail which is otherwise equipped with Shimano 105 parts. They are a big improvement over the non-series brakes and are now fully compatible with the 105 levers. Great value from Merlin and great service as always.
These are a great improvement over my 10 year old original calipers. Easy to fit and set up. Increased stopping power noticeably. Good price from Merlin too and very fast delivery.
Purchased these to replace the awful calipers on my allez. They certainly make a difference in terms of performance, not a massive one but better none the less. The main advantage is the ease of adjustment compaired to the tektro, for anyone with an entry level bike I'd recommend these as an upgrade.
As ever great service from merlin.
Brought these an a upgrade to some stock brakes on my winter bike. What a difference these made, strong braking which gives me a lot more confidence now.
Strong, reliable and responsive brake set. Set up right, these do the job perfectly.
Upgraded the brakes on my wife's Orbea, and she says that she didn't know that brakes could feel so good, strong and easy to modulate. Four thumbs up!
Good looking brake clamps , replaced a Tektro 580. Tried them out on a mountain descent over the weekend, the pads seem to be more rigid than the swisstop salmon I previously had, which were all weather and softer. Will give the pads more tme and see if I need to replace them altogether.
The Callipers that I bought with my bike were insufficient so I changed them for these brake Callipers of Shimano 105 from Merlins instead. I would recommend this product to anyone who wants to stop well in all weathers of both wet and dry. Excellent product!
Excellent callipers delivered with the usual excellent Merlin service. Not as light as the Tektro units they are replacing but way more powerful with greater modulation and feel.
Powerful brakes, significant upgrade
A little heavier than the brakes that came on my Cannondale but have double the stopping power and have good modulation and at the price that Merlin are selling these for make them a deal