Shimano Sora BR-R3000 Brake
Whether for city riding or competitive events, SORA R3000 just made things a whole lot safer with 20% increase in rim brake performance over its previous incarnation. Dual-pivot calipers with quick release cable levers make getting wheels in and out a breeze.
Arch size:51 mm
Max. tire width:28 mm
Rim width:19-28 mm
Recommended brake lever:ST-R3000/R3030, BL-R3000
Brake pad: R50T5 brake shoes
Included in delivery: 1 front brake incl 10,5/12,5/18/27/32 mm mounting screws or 1 rear brake incl. 10.5 mm mounting screw
It's only in cyclop where I could find this product priced at MRP. I was pleasantly surprised to find my brake set manufactured in Malaysia, a rarity these days. I am eager to get them fixed them on my bike (waiting for my front disk brake calipers).
These are absolute genuine Shimano. The packaging could be improved (came in a slightly crumpled box).
The brakes themselves look solid and hope they will match v-brake in performance.
The paint work is greyish-black metallic finish and looks stunning.
Go for it if :
a) your bike has a caliper mount and can't fix a v-brake
b) you are looking to improve the braking performance
c) you intend to keep your bike fit and running for a few more years (else you can a new bike for a few thousand buck more :-))