TekTro Auriga Series Disc Brake System

3.33/5 (42 Reviews)
MSRP : $89.90


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Product Description

Tektro Auriga Comp Disc Brake Caliper and Lever Set features an open system design using non-corrosive and environment-friendly mineral oil.This is a good choice if you are looking for a quality hydraulic brake system at a good value. Dual piston design Melt forged caliper body with automatic positioning via front or rear adapters Reversable lever design withTwo piece bracket for easy removal Includes factory bled caliper, hose, waveType rotor and mounting hardware Caliper BrakeType: Di


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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sam a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 22, 2012

Strengths:    strong, reliable and pads are easy to find. superstar components pads are a very good combination.

Weaknesses:    mine gobble like hell no matter what i do to them, bit annoying to bleed at first and the lever could look better.

Bottom Line:   
great all-round brakes, lots of power and modulation with 203mm rotors. they are far better than my old formula oro k18's- which worked for 2 weeks. the tektro's are a bit noisy for me but i love them.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere with dirt and jumps.

Duration Product Used:   first owner used them for 2 years, ive rode them for 3 months.

Purchased At:   came on bike

Similar Products Used:   giant mph


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Craig a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2012

Strengths:    They're more effective than anything else at this price point. They're powerful enough that a handful of brakes would easily send me over the handlebars, and I'm 170lbs. They're even better than the Avid Juicy 3s's fitted to my FR bike, and are FAR easier to bleed.

Weaknesses:    Useless when wet; they just squeak and don't stop.

Bottom Line:   
When they're dry, they're brilliant. When wet, next to useless.

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Favorite Trail:   Laggan

Duration Product Used:   Six Months

Similar Products Used:   Avid Juicy 3, Hayes Stroker 9

Bike Setup:   Boardman Team FS 2010 XC bike, Kona Stinky 2007 FR/DH

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by tombennett a Cross Country Rider from england

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2011

Strengths:    great breaking capabilities for what you pay, i bought a voodoo hoodoo from halfords with them pre-fitted for £475, and didn't expect them to be too good as most of the money seemesd to have been spent on the forks(which are amazing)

Weaknesses:    need a bit of adjusting and an upgrade of pad

Bottom Line:   
very good brakes for a rider who isnt attempting death defying downhill tracks every weekend.

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Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   halfords

Bike Setup:   180mm front, 160mm back

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by slipperysam a Weekend Warrior from England

Date Reviewed: June 5, 2011

Strengths:    Brakes work well saved my butt a few times in the woods

Weaknesses:    Stndard Pads are S*** put new ones in straght away. Felt like a new system after that.

Bottom Line:   
Cant complain at price, you pay for what you get!!

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Halfords


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hab solo a Cross Country Rider from israel

Date Reviewed: April 27, 2011

Strengths:    easy to stop with, strong bite of the calipers with an easy squeeze of the lever.


Weaknesses:    Bit noisy

Bottom Line:   
very good did what they need to do

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came with

Similar Products Used:   new-avid jusy 3

Bike Setup:   UNIVEGA ALPINA SL-1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by druelli a Cross Country Rider from Vienna/ Austria

Date Reviewed: April 16, 2011

Strengths:    Good value for the Money. They work well if the are properly adjusted

Weaknesses:    little tricky to adjust

Bottom Line:   
i have changed the Stock Tektro mech. Diskbrakes into the Auriga comp. ( 180/160). The adjustment is a little tricky but if the Breakes are setup right, they work verry good. I have no comparison with other Hydro. Breakes, but between the mechanical Set and the Hydro Set there are Lightyears. With the Auriga i use only one Finger to break and it`s easy to control the Breakpower. If you like to update your mechanical Breakes on your XC Bike the Auriga comp. is a good alternative, that works well and its good value for the Money.

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Favorite Trail:   Lainzer Tiergarten

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   Bike-Mailorder.de

Similar Products Used:   first Hydro. Breakset

Bike Setup:   Haro V4 stock, exept Rock Shox Recon and Auriga comp. Breakes

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Jamppa a Cross Country Rider from Finland

Date Reviewed: April 13, 2011

Strengths:    You dont need horns or bells you have more space to mount lights

Weaknesses:    You dont have any brakes and everyone thinks you are an idiot because your brakes make horrible noise and you need 1 km to stop

Your shoes will wear out in short time because your shoes are your only brakes


Bottom Line:   
I hope i dont die in an accident or hurt anyone before i can get real brakes

Ride always only upphill never downhill

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Bike Setup:   Cannondale Bad Boy

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by picky94 a Cross Country Rider from manchester,, uk

Date Reviewed: March 1, 2011

Strengths:    they have moments of power which make me think that they are excellent brkes, but at other times utter rubbish

Weaknesses:    dont look very good, they look cheap and budget in the cheap black colour
alot of the time i am squeezing the lever and hoping that i would stop, on other hydraulic brakes and some mechanicls, 1 finger braking works, but on these, at times, i have to use 3 fingers and pull as hard as i can to atually get them to do anything. i also fear that too much pressure will break the seals/hose.
there is also alot of movement of the lever before the pads are any where near the rotor


Bottom Line:   
if you can get them cheap enough then yeah im sure you wont be disapointed for the price, but these are selling for around £100 a set and for which you could either get a set of avids or clarks which i would rate alot higher from what i have seen and used

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   Halfords - came with

Similar Products Used:   clarks s2
avid bb5
hayes sole


Bike Setup:   180 mm front
160mm rear

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank N. Furter a Racer from Germany

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2011

Strengths:    Outstanding price-to-performance ratio, reliable, maintenance friendly, absolutely consistent modulation in wet and dry and really fading free on long descents.

Weaknesses:    It´s not feather light, but also not heavy and can be tuned with lighter discs. Still in the XC zone, like Magura´s Louise.

Bottom Line:   
This review is for the Auriga Pro. I got it because two different mechanics in my LBS and in my favorite internet shop strongly recommended it due to it´s reliability. And this is perfectly true.

Buy it if you are searching for a great budget disc that performs well in all unforgiving conditions. Don´t buy it if you suffer from status symptoms.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Magura´s

Bike Setup:   HT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mullen119 a Weekend Warrior from ohio

Date Reviewed: February 17, 2011

Strengths:    When set up correctly, They work very well.

Weaknesses:    Getting them set up correctly.

Bottom Line:   
Easy to bleed brakes that have plenty of power and decent modulation. They lack the pad adjustments and tool free reach adjustment(still has a reach adjustment, But you need an allen wrench) that other brakes have. Once you get them centered on the rotor and break them in properly, they work great. I have used them for over 2 years with only one bleed(about 3 months in) I would recommend them.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years


Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Fenitz a Cross Country Rider from Bucharest, Romania

Date Reviewed: January 25, 2011

Strengths:    Cheap, very god for xc or city riding, very efficient at speeds under 40 km/h, no problems in havy mud.

Weaknesses:    brake hose can be dameged easly, not the best feedback, especialy on wet tarmac and mud you can lock all weels

Bottom Line:   
Is perfect for someone wick is learning the ways of cross-country. Not recomended for street, and don't go near long fast descend ( like 50 km/h average speed, and trails longer then 10-15 km)

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $40.00

Similar Products Used:   Hayes HFX Nine, HFX Mag, Proxam mecanic, various v-breks

Bike Setup:   frame: Impulse Challenge, Fork: Rst Capa T8, Avid G2 185 mm disc break

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by james.kim13 a Cross Country Rider from Toronto

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2010

Strengths:    They are dirt cheap. Power is decent with variety of aftermarket pads available.

Weaknesses:    Stock pads are garbage. Lack of modulation

Bottom Line:   
Now let me start off the bay saying it would be quite unfair to compare these to more expensive brakes such as Avid Juicy or Elixir
I bought these brakes for my winter bike as moisture in the cables would freeze up my BB7. I don't do as much riding in the winter so I decided to get the cheapest hydraulic brakes I could possibly get. I had Koolstop lying around for my previous 515 and they happened to share the pads so I decided why the hell not?
Compared to Shimano M515 and Hayes Sole, they seem to have more power when paired with Koolstop pads as much as BB7. This is definitely not the case with the stock pads. Even after being worn in and adjusted properly (I work as a mechanic at a shop) they did not grab very well I would highly recommend throwing these into a garbage can.
The stock rotors that comes with the brakes are lighter and thinner than Avid Clean sweep, Hayes or Shimano standard rotors. Because of that they tend to flex and bend a lot easier, which isn't necessarily a bad thing as they are easier to bend back when they deform (Remember to clean your fingers or wear clean nitrille gloves).
As other users have pointed out this brake seems to lack any form of modulation. There is no progression in braking and initial bite is harsh and far end power is not strong. I would stick to two-finger braking. This problem is not uncommon in cheaper brakes. Same goes to Hayes Sole, Deore and Avid BB5.
Bottom line, I would stick with BB7 if it wasn't for cable freezing issue (Best brakes at this price. Tons of adjustment when paired with SD7). This product is just another cheap brake. Not exceptional in any area but not horrible either(like the Hayes Sole). If you feel like you need more bite out of them I would definitely try upgrading the pads to Koolstop. Rotors do not seem to be the problem. Wipe them with rubbing alcohol and leave them alone.

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Favorite Trail:   The Don

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Ebay

Similar Products Used:   Avid Elixir 5
Avid BB5 and 7
Hayes Sole
Shimano Deore M515


Bike Setup:   Marin 29er
Single Speed

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by jpeters a Cross Country Rider from Germany

Date Reviewed: November 19, 2010

Strengths:    Low price

Weaknesses:    Bad pads Bad customer service

Bottom Line:   
The customer service stinks!! The pads are not good at all so you will need to replace those. My brakes never worked properly from the first week when I got the bike. They made noise and shaked all over when I stopped. Finally I purchased some ebc green stuff pads and bled the breaks and they work great. I guess you get what you pay for I would never recommend these brakes to anyone. I would say just go with shimano deore for a budget brake.

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Favorite Trail:   ?

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Mayers

Similar Products Used:   Avid

Bike Setup:   Focus Black Forest Fox 32f100 Slx Group with fulcrum red metal 5 wheels

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wazi_woo a Weekend Warrior from South Africa

Date Reviewed: April 17, 2010

Strengths:    Good value for money brake

Weaknesses:    Took a while to bed in.First though they were hopeless. But soon came right.

Bottom Line:   
Would recommend them. Was very skeptical to move from v's, but really enjoy the constant modulation and feather touch stopping. A good set of cross country discs. But would not recommend for down hill, think they might get a bit hot. But for the serious XC descents I have undertaken, a pleasure to have.

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Favorite Trail:   Anything

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   Bike shop

Similar Products Used:   First hydro brake set up.

Bike Setup:   Giant NRS XTC

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by LM a Weekend Warrior from United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: March 4, 2010

Strengths:    Great Stopping Power
Quite light
Look OK


Weaknesses:    The calipers on mine rubbed slightly on to the disk-need adjusting. Apart from that, none.

Bottom Line:   
Had them for nearly 3 months now. Apart from a bit of rubbing on the rear rotor, had no problems yet. For the price if bought seperately, you cant do much better.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Halfords (came with

Similar Products Used:   Rim Brakes
Tektro Mechanical Disk Brakes


Bike Setup:   09 GT Aggressor XC2 (halfords)

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