Review: FSA SL-K Road Brakes

FSA SL-K Road Brakes

The FSA SL-K Road Brakes are some of the most powerful road rim brakes I have used to date. The arm’s I-beam structure provided ample stiffness and stopping power and the black and grey color scheme will match any bike they are installed on. The brakes take standard Shimano type cartridge pads so aftermarket pads for carbon rims and the like are easy to find and changing brake pads is simple. Opening the brake for wheel removal is accomplished with a ratcheting quick release lever that gives the brakes a solid and well-built feel. For newer wheels with wide rims, the FSA SL-K brakes can accommodate up to a 28 mm rim which covers almost any road wheel. The FSA SL-K Road Brakes are perfect if you want power, and ease of use in a rim brake package.


  • Ratcheting quick release lever
  • Lightweight, compact dual pivot design, equipped with thrust bearings
  • Stainless cable attachment hardware
  • Orbital pad adjustment
  • Stainless hardware
  • New brake pad compound
  • Finish: Black Anodized


  • Type Brakes
  • Manufacturer FSA
  • Color Neutral
  • Series SL-K
  • Discipline ROAD
  • Material Alloy
  • Weight (gr) 314

The FSA SL-K Road Brakes retails for $199.99 at fullspeedahead.com.

For more information on the FSA SL-K Road Brakes,  please visit fullspeedahead.com. FSA SL-K Road Brakes can also be purchased at your local bike shop.

Review By Ben Bertiger

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