Last Updated on November 7, 2021 by FAB Jim The Cyclist
When I built my indoor trainer bike it was my first build so even though it didn’t need brakes, I put them on anyhow. I wanted to test the bike out a little outdoors to make sure I did everything fine with the build. Searching for some cheap brakes I landed on these ZTTO caliper brakes:
Work with up to 32mm tires.
Quick release lever on rear has never worked.
Barrel adjuster mostly doesn’t work. All plastic and there must be too much friction to work well.
I’d have returned them if they were for a bike I was actually going to ride a lot out on the road. I give them a FAB rating of 2 gnomes. They are cheap and they work, but I think one can do better. Get yourself some Tektro brakes instead. Or at least get the ZTTO that look to have a nicer metal barrel adjuster. I guess mine are their model AS2.6D.
If you’re removing unnecessary things from your bike, definitely take off the brakes
They will just slow you down
Just a joke, don’t actually remove your brakes please….
Just to be clear, don’t remove your brakes ever.