Hydraulic disc brake kit, TEKTRO, HD-M285F front Righthand, alloy caliper and lever,PRE BLED 1900mm hose, w/o rotor, Post Mount

$116.76

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Product Information

The Tektro HD-M285F hydraulic disc brake kit you’re looking at seems like a good option for upgrading a bicycle to hydraulic disc brakes, especially for the front wheel. Here’s a breakdown of its key features:

Tektro HD-M285F Specs:

  • Front Right-Hand Specific: This is designed for the front wheel and needs to be installed on the right side of the handlebar. A separate brake kit would be needed for the rear wheel (usually sold separately or as a set).
  • Hydraulic Disc Brakes: Hydraulic disc brakes offer superior stopping power and modulation compared to mechanical disc brakes, especially in wet or dirty conditions.
  • Alloy Caliper and Lever: The caliper (the braking mechanism at the wheel) and lever (the squeeze lever on the handlebar) are made of aluminum, offering a good balance of weight and durability.
  • Pre-bled: This means the brake comes pre-filled with hydraulic fluid and should be ready for installation after attaching the hoses and rotors (not included).
  • 1900mm Hose Length: This length should be sufficient for most bikes. However, it’s always a good idea to measure your existing setup or consult a bike mechanic to confirm.
  • Post Mount: This refers to the brake caliper mounting standard. Make sure your bike frame has a post mount brake caliper mount for compatibility.

Who might benefit from this kit?

  • Cyclists who want to upgrade their braking power: Hydraulic disc brakes offer significant improvement over rim brakes or mechanical disc brakes.
  • Riders who tackle challenging terrain: The increased control and stopping power of hydraulic disc brakes are beneficial for mountain biking or riding in wet/muddy conditions.
  • Those looking for a good value: Tektro offers a good balance of affordability and performance for entry-level hydraulic disc brake upgrades.

Things to Consider Before Buying:

  • Compatibility: Ensure your bike frame has a post mount for the caliper and that the hose length is sufficient for your setup.
  • Rear Brake: Remember, this is for the front wheel. You’ll need a separate brake kit for the rear wheel, which might be sold separately or as a set.
  • Rotors (not included): You’ll need to purchase compatible disc brake rotors (sold separately) in the appropriate size for your bike.
  • Installation: Installing hydraulic disc brakes can be tricky. Consider your mechanical skills or consult a professional bike mechanic for proper installation and bleeding if needed.

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