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Avid BB7 Road Disc Brake Caliper w/ G2 Rotor Avid BB7 Road Disc Brake Caliper w/ G2 Rotor
If you have a disc-compatible 'cross or road frame and you're still running rim brakes, it might be time to consider replacing them with the Avid BB7 Road Disc Brake Caliper and G2 Rotor. Avid's two-piece forged aluminum caliper has an easy-to-use Tri-Align system that makes it easy to increase or decrease stopping power in just a few minutes, and comes with a G2 Clean Sweep rotor that serves up serious all-weather stopping power without the sketchiness or delay of rim brakes. The rotor is available in 140mm or 160mm, attaches with a classic six-bolt configuration, and is designed to work well with short-pull road brake systems.
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Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pad Avid Elixir Disc Brake Pad
Avid created the top-loading Elixir Disc Brake Pads to pair specifically with its updated Elixir braking system for easy installation and removal along with increased stopping power compared to the Juicy 7 brakes. You get two options when choosing your Elixir Brake Pads: Organic or Metallic. The Organic version is softer for quieter stopping and more modulation, while Metallic offers increased durability and better heat dissipation. If you're riding in the rain and mud a lot, we recommend Metallic for the best braking in wet conditions.
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Avid Juicy/BB7 Disc Brake Pad Avid Juicy/BB7 Disc Brake Pad
This rectangular pad set, enough for one brake, works with all of the Juicy hydraulic brakes and the cable-operated BB7. Since you never want to ride metal on metal, it's always good to have two sets of pads around, so you don't need to hustle to find pads when you suddenly realize you need to replace your old pads the Friday night before a big weekend of riding. Included in the kit are two pads and a spreader spring for one brake. Choose organic or metallic compound.
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Avid Shorty 6 Brake Avid Shorty 6 Brake
The cantilever brake of choice for most 'crossers, the Avid Shorty 6 Cyclocross Brakes are built to work with any road levers. The center mounted pad holders offer easy pad setup, and if you routinely switch between aluminum training and carbon race-day wheels, the pad holders allow quick removal and insertion of standard road-type brake pads to suit. Avid's Shorty 6 Cyclocross Brakes offer easy canti- arm adjustability with a stiff spring and limit screws on each side. The standard 70mm pads will give you tons of stopping power. They come as separate sets for front and rear. You'll have to order one set for each wheel to outfit your bike.
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Avid Shorty Ultimate Brake Avid Shorty Ultimate Brake
The name says it all, and the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake is just that. You can have lightweight, adjustability, and the sure stopping power of Avid brakes. The Ultimate Brake has more than a few details that we really appreciate. Firstly, they use standard road brake pads. As you may expect, they'll be easy to replace as every bike shop will have something to get you back on course if you have the need. Secondly, the arms are width adjustable to accommodate slight differences in stud placement on your cyclocross frame or fork and to ensure that you have proper heel clearance for the rear brake. The Shorty Ultimate Brakes also have a built-in tension adjuster and an easy-to-use quick release on the straddle cable. Aside from all of that, the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake looks trick enough to do the mid '90s CNC cottage industry proud. They come as a set with both front and rear brakes and are available in Black/red or Grey/black.
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Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake Set Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake Set
The name says it all, and the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake Set is just that. You can have lightweight, adjustability, and the sure stopping power of Avid brakes. The Ultimate Brake Set has more than a few details that we really appreciate. Firstly, they use standard road brake pads. As you may expect, they'll be easy to replace as every bike shop will have something to get you back on course if you have the need. Secondly, the arms are width adjustable to accommodate slight differences in stud placement on your cyclocross frame or fork and to ensure that you have proper heel clearance for the rear brake. The Shorty Ultimate Brakes also have a built-in tension adjuster and an easy-to-use quick release on the straddle cable. Aside from all of that, the Avid Shorty Ultimate Cyclocross Brake Set looks trick enough to do the mid '90s CNC cottage industry proud. They come as a set with both front and rear brakes and are available in Black/red or Grey/black.
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Campagnolo Alloy TT Brake Levers Campagnolo Alloy TT Brake Levers
Campagnolo's arsenal of time trial equipment includes these Alloy TT Brake Levers. They're designed to be installed in the ends of any modern time trial or bullhorn base bar. They offer a sleek aerodynamic profile along with a functional detail that Campagnolo brake users will appreciate. Like their Ergopower levers, they have a tension release on the lever to open the caliper and facilitate quick and easy wheel changes. Another detail that we really like is that the levers have torsion springs that keep them snug and rattle-free rather than relying on the tension in the cable system to do the job (in our experience, it never does). This way, all you'll hear as you enter your personal world of pain is the wind whistling over your helmet and the whoosh whoosh of your disc wheel on the pavement. The Campagnolo Alloy TT Brake Levers are right and left specific. They're marked on the brake tension release button. They come with Campagnolo stainless steel inner wires, housing, and ferrules.
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Campagnolo Athena Skeleton Dual-Pivot Brakes Campagnolo Athena Skeleton Dual-Pivot Brakes
As cyclists, we tend to make considerable sacrifices in pursuit of lower weight, but trading safety for weight just seems boneheaded to us. That's why we're pleased that Campagnolo is now offering dual pivot calipers in the front and rear on the Athena Skeleton Dual-Pivot Brakes. They do gain a few grams over a dual/single set, but the extra stopping power may mean the difference between a close call and a bad end to a ride. Dual-pivot brakes have a greater lever length on both sides, so they produce more power on the wheel's braking track. Previous setups have used dual-pivot up front but a single-pivot model in the back. Two dual-pivot brakes means that you've got maximum stopping power for maximum safety. This is further complemented by the forged skeleton design, which was and remains focused on stopping power, ease of use, and lightness. Its strength is due to the fact that no part of its body is machined. The Athena brakes don't have the orbital adjustment of the Chorus, Record, and Super Record branded brakes, and they weigh a claimed 19 grams more than the heaviest of those three. Other than that, they enjoy all of the functionality of Campy's other brakes, including the special compound brake pads and the safety tab that keeps them in place. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small, common screwdriver.
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Campagnolo Chorus 11 Skeleton Dual Pivot Brakes Campagnolo Chorus 11 Skeleton Dual Pivot Brakes
Braking isn't the most attractive element of cycling. We prefer the speed of a tucked solo effort or the hard work and big payoff of a long climb, so we tend to relegate braking to the back-burner while daydreaming about our bikes at work. Still, brakes are your first defense against personal injury while riding, so we do take them very seriously. With the new option to run Chorus Skeleton Brakes with Dual-Pivot calipers in the front and rear, we know that Campagnolo does, too. Dual-pivot brakes have a greater lever length on both sides, so they produce more power on the wheel's braking track. Previous setups have used dual-pivot up front but a single-pivot model in the back. Two dual-pivot brakes means that you've got maximum stopping power for maximum safety. This is further complemented by the forged skeleton design, which was and remains focused on stopping power, ease of use, and lightness. Its strength is due to the fact that no part of its body is machined. The brakes retain the updated brake shoes, brake pads, and graphics of their predecessors. They also hang on to the safety tab that hangs on to your pads, keeping them from accidentally falling out. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small, common screwdriver. While the Chorus brakes' skeleton design makes them lightweight, they gain some weight by omitting the alloy and titanium hardware of Record and Super Record models.
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Campagnolo H11 AFS Rotor Campagnolo H11 AFS Rotor
Pivotal in the brute stopping force of Campagnolo's Ergopower H11 Disc Brakes, the H11 AFS Rotor maintains thermal resistance during lengthy descents and high-octane scenarios where disc brakes are pushed to the absolute limit. The inner-aluminum spider helps with heat dissipation, meaning you'll feel confident braking on extended descents where other rotors get overly hot and lose braking power. Backing Campy's claims of superior braking, the H11 Rotor stops reliably to 800 watts without suffering damage, such as melted alloy and reduced rotor thickness. This is especially impressive when you realize one of the major competitors suffered damage at only 650 watts of force, showcasing the H11's ability to effectively disperse heat without warping or bending. Seeing the front takes the brunt of stopping force, the front rotor is only available in a 160-millimeter version, whereas you can choose between a 140 and 160-millimeter rear. Because disc brakes are inherently more dangerous in high-speed crashes, Campy designed the H11 Rotor with a smooth perimeter that reduces the chance of slicing open your body in the event of a nasty crash. To ensure safety, Campy employed a Swiss lab to simulate the H11 Rotor versus the competition when pushing against a skin-like model with high force. Results showed the competitor's wavy rotors sliced through the simulated tissue, whereas the H11 didn't leave a cut inflicted upon the model. Although still controversial in professional racing, disc brakes can be implemented in a safe fashion, with Campagnolo leading the charge in developing smooth rotors that lessen the chance of crash-induced cuts and nasty incisions.
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Campagnolo H11 Caliper Mounting Screws Campagnolo H11 Caliper Mounting Screws
Whether you need to replace them or you just like to be prepared, the Campagnolo H11 Caliper Mounting Screws keep your bike together and in working order. The lengths are unique to frame specifications and do an excellent job of attaching Campagnolo hydraulic rear calipers to your bike.
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Campagnolo H11 Disc Brake Bleed Kit Campagnolo H11 Disc Brake Bleed Kit
Perform professional-grade bleed maintenance on your Campagnolo H11 hydraulic braking system with the Campganolo H11 Disc Brake Bleed Kit. This kit contains two syringes, and two hoses--one long, one short--with fittings for Campagnolo brakes.
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Campagnolo H11 Disc Brake Fluid Campagnolo H11 Disc Brake Fluid
Keep things running smoothly with the Campagnolo H11 Disc Brake Fluid. This low-viscosity mineral oil works on Campagnolo hydraulic brake systems and does not absorb water, so regular bleeding isn't necessary. It's non-toxic and won't irritate your skin to ensure safe handling for humans, but also is designed to work without damaging frame finishes to keep your ride safe, too.
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Campagnolo Record 11 Skeleton Dual-Pivot Brakes Campagnolo Record 11 Skeleton Dual-Pivot Brakes
If we've ever had any complaint with Campagnolo's Record 11 Skeleton Brakes, it's that they were only dual-pivot in the front. There is a slight trade-off for weight, and some will claim that the extra stopping power of a dual-pivot rear brake is unnecessary, but the extra stopping power of two dual-pivot brakes is something that, if you ever need it, you'll definitely be glad to have. Dual-pivot brakes have a greater lever length on both sides, so they produce more power on the wheel's braking track. Previous setups have used dual-pivot up front but a single-pivot model in the back. Two dual-pivot brakes means that you've got maximum stopping power for maximum safety. This is further complemented by the forged skeleton design, which was and remains focused on stopping power, ease of use, and lightness. Its strength is due to the fact that no part of its body is machined. The Record 11 Dual-Pivot Brakes save some weight compared to Chorus by using aluminum alloy instead of steel. They also benefit from some trickle-down technology, featuring the same serviceable ball-bearing design, orbital adjustment, and aramide-reinforced elastomer brake pads as Super Record. The brakes retain the updated brake shoes, brake pads, and graphics of their predecessors. They also hang on to the safety tab that hangs on to your pads, keeping them from accidentally falling out. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small, common screwdriver.
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Campagnolo Record Brake Pad - 4-Pack Campagnolo Record Brake Pad - 4-Pack
These are the same pads you get factory-installed in a new set of Campagnolo Record brake calipers. Please note that this is the rubber only. You'll need to remove the remnants of your existing pads and install these pads in your original pad holders. You'll get a total of four pads here -- that's enough for one complete bike. These pads are compatible with Record and Chorus calipers from the year 2000 to now. The actual weight of four Campagnolo Record Replacement Brake Pads is 22g.
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Campagnolo Super Record 11 Skeleton Brakes Campagnolo Super Record 11 Skeleton Brakes
You didn't kit your machine out with Campagnolo's flagship groupset in order to stop, you did it to take advantage of Super Record's unrivaled precision and weight to go really, really fast. Of course, certain situations demand discretion, and by blending the stopping power of a dual-pivot front brake with the low weight of a single-pivot rear, the Super Record 11 Skeleton Brakes keep you safe without breaking the scale. The Super Record 11 Skeleton Brakes save even more weight by replacing some of Record's aluminum hardware with lighter titanium. They also benefit from some trickle-down technology, featuring the same serviceable ball-bearing design, orbital adjustment, and aramide-reinforced elastomer brake pads featured on Record and Chorus. They also have the same safety tab that keeps your brake pads from accidentally falling out. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small, common screwdriver. The forged skeleton design of the brakes' bodies is similar to the previous generation's, which was and remains focused on stopping power, ease of use, and lightness. The entire body is forged, so no part of the body is CNC machined. That means there are no artificial weak points where structural failure might become a problem -- a comforting thought when you're braking hard on a tight corner during a fast descent.
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Campagnolo Super Record 11 Skeleton Dual Pivot Brakes Campagnolo Super Record 11 Skeleton Dual Pivot Brakes
For 2015, almost every piece of the new Super Record groupset has seen a serious redesign. The Super Record 11 Skeleton Dual Pivot Brakes are one piece that didn't, as Campy decided to stick to the old adage: If it ain't brake, don't fix it. Like the previous model, this brakeset has both front and rear dual-pivot calipers. Those who were deterred from Campagnolo because of the single-pivot rear can now sally forth into Mundo Campagnolo and get that Campagnolo aegis tattoo they've long dreamed about. The Super Record brakes in 2015 retain the updated brake shoes, brake pads, and graphics of their predecessors. They also hang on to the safety tab that hangs on to your blocks, keeping them from accidentally falling out. The tab is in the back half of the shoe and is released with a little leverage from a small, common screwdriver. Those brake pads are designed to be a more complete all-weather compound that wears less on the rim. The forged skeleton design was and remains focused on stopping power, ease of use, and lightness. Its strength is due to the fact that nothing on this brake is machined. The ball-bearing pivots and snappy spring give them a nice feel from the lever, and the lightness is a result of the skeleton design as well as a full complement of titanium bolts, nuts, and hardware. The Campagnolo Super Record 11 Skeleton Dual Pivot Brakes have a reach of 40-50mm.
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Cane Creek eeBrakes Caliper Brake Cane Creek eeBrakes Caliper Brake
If you're familiar with eeBrakes, then you've probably already added them to your shopping cart, and if you aren't, we're here to introduce you. Long renowned as one of the most powerful and at the same time lightest rim brake calipers available, eeBrakes have long been sought out for high-end upgrades to already race-worthy steeds. The company's small size has traditionally meant wait times and limited numbers, but a recent partnership with Cane Creek looks to change that. Taking advantage of Cane Creek's larger production capabilities, eeBrakes Caliper Brakes are now available for any of us looking to upgrade our stopping power and get exceptional modulation without jumping onto the clunky disc-brake trend. The body of the caliper is made from a strategic mix of high grade aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel bits, and the resulting design boasts impressive strength and stiffness, which increases modulation and braking power. At the top, the cable runs into the caliper at the center rather than to the side as found in most rim brake calipers. EeBrakes calls this Cross Cable Path, and it moves the brake cable out of the wind for increased aerodynamic advantages. The Cane Creek eeBrakes Caliper Brake is compatible with frames using conventional center brake mount systems and Shimano-style brake pads. Brake pads are not included.
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Cane Creek eeBrakes Direct Mount Caliper Brake Cane Creek eeBrakes Direct Mount Caliper Brake
If you're looking to maximize stopping power and gain a boatload of modulation, there is no upgrade better than Cane Creek's eeBrakes Direct Mount Caliper Brakes. A recent partnership between Cane Creek and eeCycleworks is bringing increased production capacity and availability for these revered brake calipers. Carrying a well-earned reputation as the lightest yet most powerful rim calipers available, eeBrakes blend exceptional stopping power and modulation that's nearly unheard of on the rim brake side of the spectrum. The body of the caliper is made from a strategic mix of high grade aluminum, titanium, and stainless steel bits with a unique design that boasts impressive strength and stiffness for increased modulation and braking power compared to any other rim brake caliper. At the top, the cable runs into the caliper at the center, rather than to the side as found in most rim brake calipers. EeBrakes calls this design Cross Cable Path, and it moves the brake cable out of the wind for increased aerodynamic advantages. The Cane Creek eeBrakes Direct Mount Brake is compatible with Shimano-style brake pads and frames using the direct mount standard. Brake pads are not included.
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Cane Creek eeBrakes El Dorado Edition Caliper Brakes Cane Creek eeBrakes El Dorado Edition Caliper Brakes
Cane Creek decked out the eeBrakes El Dorado Edition Caliper Brakes with a special-edition gold colorway to commemorate the inventor of eeBrakes, Craig Edwards. As the story goes, Craig's father was in the music business, eventually given a blinged-out Cadillac El Dorado from soul legend Ike Turner. This sweet ride was then gifted to Craig from his dad, giving Cane Creek inspiration for this sweet set of gold brakes. Available only in limited quantities, the eeBrakes El Dorado Edition gives you the forceful stopping power of the original, but with serious eye-candy for your favorite road steed. This uniquely engineered rim brake tips the scales at approximately half the weight of the competition, but without sacrificing powerful stopping force. In fact, the eeBrakes unique design dramatically increases overall stiffness, lending increased modulation and brute stopping force on the road. Another benefit of this design is that you gain even, friction-free power with optimal cable alignment as you squeeze the brake lever. Its graceful set-up and clean lines move the cable into the wind-blocking zone, increasing aerodynamic efficiency over traditional brakes. Tool-less adjustments ensure quick, easy set-up without pesky rub or the constant need to recenter the pad. The simple flick of a lever opens up the Quick Strut, conveniently clearing tires up to 28-millimeters for wheel removal and pad swapping. This system is designed to work with all Shimano-style pads for simple installation and removal without tools. Please note, it's optimized for use with Shimano, SRAM, and Capagnolo levers for a truly customized set-up.
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ENVE Carbon Brake Pad ENVE Carbon Brake Pad
ENVE spent an immense amount of research and development time improving the braking surface on their carbon rims, and it stands to reason that an implicit part of that carbon braking system would include the ENVE Carbon Brake Pads.With a goal of having a brake pad compound that will manage heat, minimize abrasion, and perform in wet conditions with ENVE rims, the Carbon Brake Pads provide braking functionality that will nearly make you forget that you're not braking on a good old fashioned aluminum rim. The interface between brake pad and rim functions so smoothly that you'll be able to confidently stop without worry that your brake pads will your presence with a screeching sound most closely resembling an angry owl.Tested at length during the design process for the Smart ENVE System wheelsets, the ENVE Carbon Brake Pads will increase the longevity of the brake pad and the braking surface. Wet or dry, you can count on them to bring you to a stop without drama, and you'll have smooth modulation that will allow you to feather your brakes in the pack or 'round sweeping corners.The Standard Braking Surface pads are designed to pair with ENVE's smooth surface braking track.The Textured Braking Surface pads are designed to pair exclusively with ENVE's new brake track found on the ENVE SES 2. 2, SES 7. 8, and the most recent versions of the SES 3. 4 and SES 4. 5 wheelsets. Please note that these pads are sold as a pair, and that they're available for both Campagnolo and SRAM/Shimano calipers.
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Magura USA 7.C Disc Brake Pad Magura USA 7.C Disc Brake Pad
You could ride smooth, undulating flow trails all day long with your all-mountain bike, absorbing rollers and leaning through berms with precision over all-out speed. While your ride buddies hoot and holler up ahead, sailing over the handlebars when a rock garden proves more technical than expected, you'd rather finish a few seconds behind with the cleaner line. When your brake pads need replacing, skip straight past metallic for the Magura 7. C Disc Brake Pad. Compatible with MT2, MT4, MT6, and MT8 disc brakes, the 7. C's Comfort organic compound will keep your slow-downs subtle, prioritizing gradual modulation over drastic speed dumps that leave you swerving off-trail.
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Magura USA 7.P Disc Brake Pad Magura USA 7.P Disc Brake Pad
Designed for Magura's twin-piston calipers, the 7. P Disc Brake Pad pairs with trail rear brakes or XC front brakes. It's built with Magura's middle-ground P (Performance) compound, which suspends brass particles in a resin base to strike a balance between the less-responsive, longer-wearing C (Comfort) compound and the big initial bite but shorter lifespan of the R (Race) compound. After all, not all of us can rely on POV social media royalties to keep us in a fresh supply of big-bite pads, but nothing ruins a good lap session like limited stopping power. The 7. P pads strike that balance just right, letting you keep your wallet happy and (hopefully) keep your sled on the trial.
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Magura USA 7.R Disc Brake Pad Magura USA 7.R Disc Brake Pad
If you've got a featherweight XC rig because you need speed on singletrack rather than bling on the tailgate, then Magura's 7. R Disc Brake Pad--designed for use with two-piston calipers--is the obvious choice for stopping needs. Its robust bite means that you'll never have to touch the brakes until you absolutely have to scrub speed, letting you carry as much momentum as possible with the confidence that, when the time comes, you'll be able to feather just enough off the top to limit the need to mash out of corners. The 7. R features Magura's R (Race) compound, which begins with a resin base which is reinforced with suspended brass particles. The result is loud(-ish), sure, but it grabs the rotor with the same existential urgency with which we grab the brakes when we realize an upcoming rollover is less of a log-drop and more of a yawning precipice. As for the noise and increased rotor wear, this is a decidedly race-oriented pad (hence "Race"), so we're okay with it.
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Magura USA 8.P Disc Brake Pad Magura USA 8.P Disc Brake Pad
The 8. P Disc Brake Pad is Magura's middle-of-the-trail option. It's a resin base with suspended brass particles that find a happy medium between the longevity--but less initial bite--of the C (Comfort) pads and the responsive bite but shorter-lived R (Race) models. Since it's built for use with the enduro-minded MT7 brakes, the 8. P pad's balancing act is appropriate for the self-sponsored shredders who want confidence on the ragged edge but don't necessarily relish shelling out for new pads as often as they wash their baggies. Compared to the Race version, the Performance line also doesn't come with a weight limit, so those extra IPAs won't be your undoing in hairy situations on the trail.
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Magura USA MT4 Next Magura USA MT4 Next
The German-engineered MT Next series of hydraulic disc brakes evolves into something even better than the original MTs for 2014. The Magura MT4 Next Brakes represent a step-up in hardware compared to the entry-level MT2s, which themselves are already world-class brakes. To make the Next generation better, the MT was scrutinized top to bottom. Magura's engineers kept materials consistent, including the proprietary, injection-molded CarboTecture master cylinder, because CarboTecture is insanely light, strong, and reliable and finds perfect application here, but the housing and the piston itself were refined to be even lighter, stiffer, and more efficient in movement for greater control and consistency. The master cylinder also retains its radial (perpendicular to the handlebar) configuration, because that affords the best modulation and sensitivity for the lever. The hardware of the lever pivot, however, has been simplified to improve reliability, reduce weight, and it's been moved 20mm closer to the handlebar, increasing leverage for even greater feel and control. Of note is that the MT4 gets an alloy lever upgrade over the MT2's composite levers. The MT's calipers saw revisions, as well. The 4's two-piston caliper is forged, as opposed to the 2's die-cast construction, making the metal more dense for increased rigidity and responsiveness. Like all the Next calipers, however, its one-piece construction has been both lightened and enlarged to increase stiffness and heat dissipation for still greater control. The brake pads are still top-loaded, too, for easy swapping, and any previous MT brake pads will work with the new calipers, but for the Next series, Magura engineered a new compound that increases friction, reduces noise, and prolongs pad life. As opposed to the MT2 fixed system, the MT4's caliper hose banjo is adjustable, to make it easier to route the brake's hosing, no matter where on the frame the caliper is installed. Finally, the MT's bleed plug has be...
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Magura USA MT5 Next Magura USA MT5 Next
While the Magura MT5 Next Brakes are technically an all-new version of the MT brake series (previously there were only even-numbered MTs), the platform's been around long enough to earn its standing as one of the best all-around braking systems on the market. The MT5 gets some notable improvements over the MT4, making it an even better option for not much more money. But first, let's look at what makes the "Next" MT brakes so great. The original MT was scrutinized top to bottom in the redesign to determine the most appropriate features per model. The MT5's master cylinder housing, piston, and handlebar clamp are made from CarboTecture SL injection-molded carbon fiber, stronger and lighter than the company's already-revolutionary CarboTecture material used on the MT4 and MT2 brakes. The master cylinder also retains its radial (perpendicular to the handlebar) configuration, because that affords the best modulation and sensitivity for the lever. The hardware of the lever pivot, however, has been simplified to improve reliability, reduce weight, and it's been moved 20mm closer to the handlebar, increasing leverage for even greater feel and control. Like the MT4, the MT5 gets an alloy brake lever, as opposed to the MT2's composite one. The MT's calipers saw revisions as well. The primary upgrade the MT5 receives over the MT4 is the four-piston caliper, as opposed to the MT4's two pistons. Like the 4, however, the caliper is forged, as opposed to the entry-level MT2's die-cast construction, making the metal more dense for increased rigidity and responsiveness. Like all the Next calipers, its one-piece construction has been both lightened and enlarged to increase stiffness and heat dissipation for still greater control, and the four-piston design improves this even further over the two-piston format of the MT2 and MT4. The MT5's brake pads are top-loaded, too, for easy swapping, and any previous MT brake pads will work with the new calipers, but for the Next series, M...
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Magura USA MT6 Next Brakes Magura USA MT6 Next Brakes
Even though the MT4s are already some of the smoothest, most powerful, and most reliable brakes on the market, the German engineers at Magura found room for improvement, and thus created the Magura MT6 Next Brake. First, what's "next"' To make the Next generation better, Magura's original MT brake platform was scrutinized top to bottom. Magura's engineers kept materials consistent, including the proprietary, injection-molded CarboTecture master cylinder, because CarboTecture is insanely light, strong, and reliable, and it finds perfect application here, and the CarboTecture SL used in the MT6 and MT8 models is even more so across the board. For Next, the housing and the piston itself were refined to be even lighter, stiffer, and more efficient in movement for greater control and consistency. The master cylinder also retains its radial (perpendicular to the handlebar) configuration, because that affords the best modulation and sensitivity for the lever. The hardware of the lever pivot, however, has been simplified to improve reliability, reduce weight, and it's been moved 20mm closer to the handlebar, increasing leverage for even greater feel and control. Like the MT4, the 6s get some of the lightest and most comfortable alloy levers in the game. The MT6's calipers are where we find the major upgrade over the 4s, however. The two-piston caliper is forged into an even lighter, stronger shape than the 4's, saving a bit of weight and making the system more reliable. The brake pads are still top-loaded, too, for easy swapping, and any previous MT brake pads will work with the new calipers. But for the Next series, Magura engineered a new compound that increases friction, reduces noise, and prolongs pad life. As opposed to the MT2's fixed system, the MT4, 6, and 8s' caliper hose banjo is adjustable, to make it easier to route the brake's hosing, no matter where on the frame the caliper is installed. Finally, the MT's bleed plug has been reinforced to be more difficul...
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Magura USA MT7 Next Magura USA MT7 Next
They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but Magura's new MT7 Next hydraulic disc brakes prove that the venerable German dirt-hound hasn't stopped learning just yet. The company's been making mountain bike brakes as long as anybody, and the new MT7 is extra light but has enough stopping power to keep gravity maniacs and enduro chargers more than happy. Carbotecture SL brake body, which uses a superlight and strong composite reservoir to save weight, was cribbed from Magura's MT series. A lever made of forged aluminum weighs almost nothing and has a highly ergonomic design for easy use with one or two fingers, and has tool-free bite-point and lever throw adjusters so you can dial in the braking setup of your dreams, so you don't lock up your brakes without really meaning to. Best of all is the four-piston forged alloy caliper. Inspired by Magura's killer motocross and superbike brakes, it uses individual brake pads for every pistion--that's four brake pads, if you weren't counting--which gives you unparalleled modulation and stopping power. The setup also employs Magura's magnetiXchange system, which uses a high-power magnet for pad retention, meaning the pads are easy to swap when they need to be replaced. The M7 is also designed to run on Magura's Royal Blood mineral oil, which is highly resistant to overheating and easier to use than standard brake fluids.
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Magura USA Small Bleed Kit Magura USA Small Bleed Kit
Forget riding with mushy, unresponsive brakes on the road or trail. Pick up the Magura Small Bleed Kit to get the taught and responsive braking feel with your Magura hydraulic rim and disc brakes. This kit contains everything you need to bleed out your brakes and it's small enough to take on the road to your favorite riding destination.
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Magura USA Storm SL 6-Bolt Rotor Magura USA Storm SL 6-Bolt Rotor
The Storm SL 6 Bolt Rotor is the lightest Magura brake rotor ever. To make it, they took the Storm rotor and gave it a serious diet, whittling away some serious grams. The difference is that the Storm SL has large, polygonal shaped vent holes rather than the Storm's smaller, round drilled holes. The Magura Storm SL 6 Bolt Rotor comes standard on Marta brakes, but it can also be used with their Louise brakes. The gentle sawtooth shaping on the outside diameter decreases the chances that you'll experience brake squeal. It comes with fasteners and will work with any 6 Bolt compatible hubs.
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Mavic Carbon Rim Brake Pad Mavic Carbon Rim Brake Pad
The one common thread between wheel manufacturers seems to be that they all incorporate their signature colors in their carbon-specific brake pads. For Mavic, this obviously means that the Carbon Rim Brake Pads are bright yellow. Mavic's insistence on innovation over the years means that it produces a dizzying array of rim braking surfaces, so we'll break it down for you here: If you ride the Cosmic Ultimate; Cosmic Carbone 40 Tubular, Clincher, or Elite; or the Ksyrium Pro Carbon SL Tubular or Clincher, then you'll want the Standard brake pads. If you've taken the plunge on the sexy new CXR Ultimate 80 or 60 Tubular Wheelsets, then you'll want the CXR brake pads. The difference between the two pad types is that the CXR pads are thinner and longer because the new CXR rims themselves are wider. Either way, though, be sure to never use normal pads or Exalith brake pads on your carbon wheels, as they will destroy the rims, void the warranty, and put you at risk. If you have any questions about pad/rim compatibility, give us a shout and we'll help you sort it out. Finally, note that the CXR Ultimate 60 Clincher Wheels have an Exalith II braking surface, which is aluminum, not carbon on, so the rims will eat these pads alive.
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Mavic Exalith II Brake Pad Mavic Exalith II Brake Pad
You've read the phrase "use with recommended brake pads" many times. If you have the Mavic Cosmic Carbone SLR, Cosmic Carbone SLE, R-Sys SLR, or Ksyrium SLR rims, the Standard Exalith II Brake Pads are exactly what is recommended. If you're looking for spare stoppers for the CXR Ultimate 60 Clincher wheels, then you'll want the CXR Exalith II pads, which are longer and skinnier than the Standard pads to account for the CXR's wider rim. Wither way, the wheels use an Exalith coating to improve stopping power and minimize wear to the braking surface. While a standard brake pad will be demolished by this coating, the Exalith II pads are hard enough to take advantage of the increased stopping potential of Exalith II. This means longer life for your pads. Please note that the CXR pads included here are only for use with the CXR Ultimate 60 Clincher wheels. The CXR 60 Clinchers have an Exalith II brake track, while the CXR 80 Tubular and CXR 60 Tubular wheels have carbon brake tracks, which will be chewed up by the super-hard Exalith II brake pads, voiding warranty and damaging the rims.
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Mercury Wheels Carbon Brake Pad - 2-Pack Mercury Wheels Carbon Brake Pad - 2-Pack
For 2016, Mercury worked hard to introduce a beefier, more durable brake pad better equipped to withstand constant use. The new Carbon Brake Pad delivers more consistent stopping power when you need to scrub speed on a steep descent, and without wearing as fast as past versions. The versatile design works with both traditional and direct mount brakes.
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Profile Design 3/One Carbon Brake Lever Profile Design 3/One Carbon Brake Lever
The Profile Design 3/One Carbon Brake Lever is built specifically for those rare moments when you actually want to slow down on your TT bike. With a sleek construction that minimizes drag, and a single-finger design, it's an exercise in functional minimalism, without compromise. The 3/One gets its Carbon designation from the carbon fiber brake levers. They're sculpted to provide perfect single-finger braking. The mount is an injection-molded composite affair, with an expander wedge to hold itself in place. It's designed to route the brake lever inside your aero bar, which further reduces drag to help you maximize your speed and efficiency. The Profile Design 3/One Carbon Brake Lever is available in one size and in the color Black.
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Reynolds Cryo-Blue Brake Pad - 2-Pack Reynolds Cryo-Blue Brake Pad - 2-Pack
Reynolds redesigned its Cryo-Blue Brake Pad to deliver excellent braking performance with your carbon fiber wheels. Reynolds' new rubber compound offers improved heat dissipation, giving you superb modulation and better overall braking quality in all conditions. The Reynolds Cryo-Blue Brake Pad comes in two designs: one for Shimano/SRAM-style brakes and one for Campagnolo-style brakes.
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Reynolds Cryo-Blue Power Brake Pads - 2-Pack Reynolds Cryo-Blue Power Brake Pads - 2-Pack
There comes a time, after even the best winter of powder, that you just want the snow to go away so you can dust off your road bike for a moderately temperate coffee ride. Before you head out though, it's always a good idea to start off the year with a fresh pair of Reynolds Cryo-Blue Power Brake Pads for a boost of stopping confidence in a time when motorists are readjusting the idea of bicycles in traffic. And if you do get caught in an unexpected turn of weather, you can rest assured that Reynolds designed these pads for powerful braking no matter the conditions.
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Shimano 105 BR-5800 Brake Calipers Shimano 105 BR-5800 Brake Calipers
Thanks to incorporating the recently adopted dual-pivot design into the 105 brakes, the Shimano 105 BR-5800 Brake Calipers have even more consistent stopping power than before. Rather than using the mounting bolt as the pivot bolt, Shimano now uses a plate with a separate center bolt to attach to the frame. In this way, the brake arms are now centered above the wheel, which means equal braking pressure to the rim when the lever is pulled. In addition to more stopping power, the new BR-5800 brake calipers also allow you to run tires in widths up to 28 millimeters.
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Shimano BH59 Hydraulic Brake Hose Shimano BH59 Hydraulic Brake Hose
Whether you compromised a line due to a digger, or you're building up a new frame, the Shimano BH59 Hydraulic Brake Hose is up to the task. Constructed from durable braided polyester, it resists expansion from pressure for positive lever feel and consistent stopping. The BH59 hose is compatible with Shimano hydraulic brakes that use mineral oil, it's 1700mm long and can be cut to any length.
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Shimano BR-RS805/RS505 Flat Mount (K02S) Resin Disc Brake Pad Shimano BR-RS805/RS505 Flat Mount (K02S) Resin Disc Brake Pad
It's ok for your legs to fade at the top of a long climb -- after all, you've got the descent to recover. When it's your brake pads fading between switchbacks at high speeds, though, it can result in an over-the-guardrail disaster. Replacing your road disc brake's pads with Shimano's BR-RS805/RS505 Flat Mount K02S Resin Disc Brake Pad helps reduce the risk of inconsistent, noisy brakes that gradually fade during heavy use. Since they're resin instead of metal, the pads also provide a much wider range of stopping power, so you can modulate effectively on those long descents but still throw the emergency brake when necessary.
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Shimano Dura-Ace BC-9000 Polymer-Coated Brake Cable Set Shimano Dura-Ace BC-9000 Polymer-Coated Brake Cable Set
Shimano's Dura-Ace groupset is the top o' the heap, but it won't work to its full potential (and thus won't be worth the investment) if you run it without the Dura-Ace BC-9000 Polymer-Coated Brake Cable Set. By combining a polymer-coated stainless-steel cable with a pre-lubed housing, this set gives you braking that's smoother than buttered silk and more reliable than the sun coming up tomorrow morning.
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Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9100 Brake Calipers Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9100 Brake Calipers
Smoother, more responsive levers do little if the components they work with don't improve alongside them, so we weren't surprised to see Shimano revisiting its dual-pivot rim brake design while quietly overhauling Dura-Ace for this year. The resulting Dura-Ace BR-9100 Brake Calipers make their entrance boasting a new steel bridge between each caliper arm pivot, which reduces flex for more consistent braking power when you're slamming on the levers. The bridge contributes to the calipers' enhanced modulation and more fluid, linear behavior across the braking curve, working in tandem with the levers to provide responsive stopping power whether you need to lightly temper your speed or pull up quickly to miss a crash. On the aesthetics side, Shimano subtly reduced the gap between each arm to create sleeker lines that align with the rest of the groupset's classy styling.
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Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9110 Direct Mount Brake Calipers Shimano Dura-Ace BR-9110 Direct Mount Brake Calipers
A brake's primary job is to stop, so we typically consider any technology that makes it better at that an upgrade. Shimano's Dura-Ace BR-9110 Direct Mount Brake Calipers do just that, widening the window for modulation and increasing total stopping power. Those properties amount to a great big plus in our book of braking, and the fact that they also don't add any weight by doing so adds yet another plus. In fact, they actually lose weight compared to single-bolt calipers because the direct-mount design requires less material in the brake caliper and the frame, eliminating overall weight despite the addition of a second bolt. Tolerances are also improved all around: the caliper can sit closer to the frame and tire clearance is increased. A lower profile is especially useful in back as it lets the brake hide from the wind more effectively, but better tire clearance benefits both front and rear by accommodating the trend of growing tires. We're currently seeing 25mm as the standard, but we wouldn't be surprised if that bumped up to 28mm in the coming years.
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Shimano Dura-Ace SM-RT900 Rotor - Centerlock Shimano Dura-Ace SM-RT900 Rotor - Centerlock
The Shimano Dura-Ace SM-RT900 Rotor prevents brake fade on extended descents where you'd normally experience a major decrease in stopping power on the road. This Freeza Rotor is part of Shimano's newest Dura-Ace hydraulic disc brakes, meaning they're compatible with the Dura-Ace BR-R9170 caliper and Ice-Tech pads. They're compatible with frames that accommodate flat-mount disc brakes and attach to Shimano's proprietary Centerlock hub system. The 3-layer rotor construction has a stainless steel braking surface with an alloy core featuring finned cut-outs for effective heat dispersion. Shimano claims heat is reduced by up to 50-degrees Celsius, which is significant when you're riding along mountainous terrain where sustained descents pose a threat to your stopping power.
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Shimano G04S Metallic Disc Brake Pad Shimano G04S Metallic Disc Brake Pad
Breathe new life into your brakes with a set of Shimano XTR/XT (G03S) Metallic Disc Brake Pads, which feature steel backing plates and sintered metal pads that provide reliable braking power across wet and dry weather conditions. Each pad set includes two pads, a retraction spring, and a cotter pin for installation on one brake caliper.
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Shimano H01A Resin Disc Brake Pad Shimano H01A Resin Disc Brake Pad
Reboot your braking power with a new set of Shimano Saint/Zee (H01A) Resin Disc Brake Pads, which boast aluminum cooling fins and durable resin for reliable braking even when the race is heating up. Each pad set includes two pads, a retraction spring, and a cotter pin for installation on one brake caliper.
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Shimano H03C Metallic Disc Brake Pad Shimano H03C Metallic Disc Brake Pad
Refresh your braking power with a new set of Shimano Saint/Zee (H03C) Metallic Disc Brake Pads, which feature aluminum cooling fins and a metal compound that provides reliable braking across wet and dry weather conditions. Each pad set includes two pads, a retraction spring, and a cotter pin for installation on one brake caliper.
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Shimano J02A Resin Disc Brake Pad Shimano J02A Resin Disc Brake Pad
Refresh your confidence in braking and overall speed control with Shimano's XTR/XT (J02A) Resin Disc Brake Pads. Featuring aluminum Ice-Tech cooling fins and durable resin, these pads provide consistent, reliable braking power ride after ride. Each pad set includes two pads, spring, and retaining clips for installation on one brake caliper.
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Shimano RS785 Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper Shimano RS785 Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper
Rim brakes are great, but they have an unfortunate penchant for not working well when it's wet, or when you don't squeeze them hard enough, or when a squirrel runs right out in front of you. Discs--we'll say it--are the future, and the Shimano RS785 Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper is leading the charge. It's made to provide reliable, all-condition, fade-free stopping power when teamed up with Shimano's 11-speed ST-RS685 11-speed components, and features IceTech cooling fins, which are designed to dissipate heat, increase braking response, and keep performance high even during long, steep descents.
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Shimano Saint M820 Disc Brakes Shimano Saint M820 Disc Brakes
The Saint M820 Disc Brakes may be the unsung heroes of the Shimano's pro-proven DH groupset, having enjoyed success on the world stage with Gwin since the prototype stage. In fact, Shimano's initial unveiling of the group was delayed slightly so the Japanese company could continue refining it according to the feedback from elite racers like Gwin, and the result is a shorter Servo Wave arm that modulates better than it's punchier predecessor, feeling more like XTR and allowing for more finesse while tempering speed to ensure you carry precisely as much momentum into techy corners and rock gardens as you want. The changes between model years include a reshaped brake lever, which is designed to meet the new Saint brakes' goal of single-finger operation, and a bit of texturing helps keep your powerful little digit firmly grounded. The brake caliper itself still rocks four ceramic pistons, which net the same full-halt stopping power as their predecessors that's nevertheless keen to modulate courtesy of the Servo Wave actuation. Servo Wave gives you more lever travel off the top, allowing the pads to sit farther away from the rotor and reducing rubbing. When you get deeper into the stroke, and the pads engage, Servo Wave acts like a cam, developing an incredible amount of power despite the lever's even stubbier profile, and is responsible for Saint's unrivaled lock-out capabilities. For some, the Saint brake's key difference with the less expensive Zee -- tool-free lever adjustment -- is an unnecessary luxury; however, for everyone from pros like Gwin to aggressive freeriders the world over, the ability to quickly dial stopping power is priceless. The brakes are finished with one-way bleeding for ease of servicing and ship with a reinforced brake hose that resists deforming to keep brake feel consistent throughout the run. The included brake levers are I-Spec B compatible.
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Shimano SLX BL-M7000 Disc Brake Shimano SLX BL-M7000 Disc Brake
Shimano's SLX groupset has been celebrated as the everyday rider's groupset since it was released, so when Shimano announced news of a full revamp, the company immediately piqued our interest. Introducing both functional and aesthetic upgrades, Shimano redefined what's expected of a workhorse groupset. We'd be thrilled to spec a new do-it-all trail frame with a one-by SLX drivetrain, adding the Shimano SLX BL-M7000 Disc Brake to give us the reassurance that we'll have long-lasting stopping power for every unknown situation we can't help but dive into. Taking inspiration from its pricier XT and XTR drivetrains, Shimano aimed to shave weight and enhance responsiveness with the BL-M7000. Sure, older SLX brakes functioned well enough, but these have been cleaned up to function even closer to their pricier siblings. They'll still weigh more than XT, but the gap has been narrowed without a matching increase in price. A more streamlined master cylinder saves weight on the main caliper body, while slimmer clamps reduce clutter on the bars. Shimano revisited its Servo Wave cam system when updating the levers, making subtle alterations to improve power and responsiveness when you squeeze them fast ahead of a steep, unexpected switchback. Though they are not included with this brakeset, the Centerlock rotors weren't spared the wave of Shimano's wand, returning with an alloy carrier and new shape that enables them to more efficiently dissipate heat.
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Shimano SM-MA90 Disc Brake Adapter Shimano SM-MA90 Disc Brake Adapter
With the SM-MA90 Disc Brake Adapter, Shimano has taken an artful leap at the lowly disc brake adapter. Not only is it lighter than their older adapters, but it's more refined -- this refinement being the reason for its lightness. Where Shimano's older adapters were blocky, this one has curved edges. Where they were solid, this one has a window machined out of the center of the adapter body.The Shimano SM-MA90 Disc Brake Adapter is available in five versions to fit 160 and 180mm rotors for front ISO or Post mounts and rear ISO mounts.
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Shimano TL-BT03 Professional Disc Brake Bleed Kit Shimano TL-BT03 Professional Disc Brake Bleed Kit
If you don't want your rides to end in a bloody mess, then ensuring brakes are bled properly is bloody important. Shimano's TL-BT03 Professional Disc Brake Bleed Kit includes all of the necessary bits you'll need to make sure contaminated brake lines don't throw you off your own lines. In addition to the standard syringe and hose, it includes a clamp, funnel adapter, clear funnel, pedestal, and clear draining catch bottle. It works with both the current brake models and the older, open bath versions.
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Shimano TL-BT03-S Disc Brake Bleed Tool Shimano TL-BT03-S Disc Brake Bleed Tool
Shimano's TL-BT03-S Disc Brake Bleed Tool includes everything you'll need to perform professional-grade bleed maintenance on your hydraulic braking system. You'll have a syringe, oil funnel, funnel stand, and tube to complete the process; however, do note that this kit is designed specifically for Shimano hydraulic brakes.
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Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Calipers Shimano Ultegra 6800 Brake Calipers
Going balls to the wall is fun until you take a corner too fast and end up limping home, resembling a zombie-movie extra. To save you from looking like a card-carrying member of the undead hordes, Shimano redesigned the Ultegra 6800 Brake Calipers, with plenty of inspiration from the industry-leading Dura-Ace, to offer improved stopping power, more sensitivity, and smooth, easy action. Traditionally, Shimano's brakes have used a single-pivot design, but the Ultegra 6800 uses a dual pivot, which allows the caliper to be placed symmetrically over the tire. Combined with a cable that runs directly out of the middle of the caliper, this gives the 6800 balanced tension, so braking forces are distributed evenly to both sides of the caliper for smoother, more reliable braking. The arms feature a friction-reducing twin bearing system that allows them to pivot extremely smoothly, so you get instant and sensitive feedback from even light touches to your brake levers. Shimano also designed the Ultegra 6800's arms to lie closer to the rim, which provides more sensitivity with less effort. Feathering your brakes will be a silky smooth experience, and hard braking won't require the grip strength of a gorilla. Even the new brake cables have smooth low-friction design. The Ultegra 6800 is also set up to accommodate thin brake pads, perfect for riders rocking wider 28mm tires.
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Shimano Ultegra 6810 Direct Mount Brake Calipers Shimano Ultegra 6810 Direct Mount Brake Calipers
Your grand plans of making a clean component swap from your old frame to that brand new aero speed demon has hit a bit of a snag in the brake mount department. Your old calipers just won't work with the direct mount standard, and the good news is that Shimano's here to save the day with its Ultegra 6810 Direct Mount Brake Calipers. Featuring a streamlined, low-profile design, these calipers mount via the double bolt attachment on your fork front and hide under the chainstays in the rear to deliver powerful braking when you need it and aerodynamic speed when you don't.
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Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brake Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brake
Building off the smashing success of Shimano's XT BR-M785B Disc Brakes, the Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brakes offer enhanced ergonomics with their sleek integrated master cylinder and simple integration with I-Spec II shift levers. Not only does this improved design shave precious grams, but it also frees up valuable real estate along the handlebars, which is always a positive with the ubiquitous use of dropper posts on modern trail bikes. Sero Wave technology delivers reliable stopping performance across widely variable trail conditions and riding disciplines. This technology improves brake engagement by closing quickly upon first squeeze, ramping up power after initial engagement for improved bite. 22mm ceramic pistons inspire riders to push their limits with gobs of stopping power at a moment's notice. Shimano's Radiator Pads disperse heat on shuttle runs and lift-accessed downhills, preventing dreaded brake fade on lengthy descents. Tool-free reach adjustment dials in a custom feel for precise trigger actuation. The Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brakes come with everything needed for installation. This brake kit works with Shimano's XT and XT Ice-Tech Rotors for reliable stopping performance in all conditions. Hinged, split clamps allow for easy mounting. The pre-bled lever/caliper/hose assembly is ready for installation on your favorite trail bike.
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Shimano XTR BL-M9000 Race Brakes Shimano XTR BL-M9000 Race Brakes
If you're here, then you know. Shimano's XTR M9000 Race Brakes are some of the best brakes we've encountered, and we'd love for them to be on all of our bikes. The combination of low weight, consistent lever feel, and unadulterated braking power makes them sought after by XC racers, weekend warriors, and bike geeks alike. They're also compatible with the latest generation of Shimano's I-Spec design, I-Spec II. If you've got a pair of I-Spec II shift levers, you can save valuable cockpit real estate by attaching both the shift and brake levers with one clamp. At first glance, they don't appear that different from the previous generation, but you can't judge a book by its cover. The caliper and master cylinder are now magnesium, and the levers are carbon fiber. Shimano dumped its Servo Wave cam in favor of a redesigned lever path that provides a smoother transition between off and on the brakes, and a more progressive feel throughout the braking process. Shimano's also made a number of small improvements to manage heat buildup better, but recommends the new Freeza rotors for maximum performance with these brakes.
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Shimano XTR M9020 Trail Brakes Shimano XTR M9020 Trail Brakes
The primary difference between these XTR M9020 Trail Brakes and their Race-oriented brethren is the presence of the Servo-wave Cam. In the race brakes, Shimano decided the weight savings outweighed the benefit of a tightly-controlled braking path, but knew that in downhill, enduro, or trail-oriented applications, that super-defined path would be a welcome feature for riders who depend on their brakes to keep them out of the trees. At first glance, they don't appear that different from the previous generation, but you can't judge a book by its cover. The caliper and master cylinder are now magnesium, and the levers are carbon fiber. Shimano's also made a number of small improvements to manage heat buildup better, but recommends the new Freeza rotors for maximum performance with these brakes. The new M9020 brake levers are also compatible with the latest generation of Shimano's I-Spec design, I-Spec II. If you've got a pair of I-Spec II shift levers, you can save valuable cockpit real estate by mounting both the shift and brake levers with one clamp.
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Shimano XTR/XT G02A Resin Disc Brake Pad Shimano XTR/XT G02A Resin Disc Brake Pad
When your original disc brake pads start to wear, Shimano's G02A Resin Disc Brake Pads are a necessary, but affordable replacement. The G02A features a light, durable aluminum backplate and the Resin Pad compound delivers efficient power modulation with less noise compared to Shimano's Metallic Pads. These pads have a huge range of compatibility, as in the past; in addition to working with the Race version of XTR brakes and their XT sibling, the BR-M8000, the pads work with M9020, M987, M985, M785, M675, M666, M615, S700, CX75, RS785, R785, R515, and R315. One pair of pads is enough for one caliper, so you'll need two pairs to complete your bike and get back your confidence-inspiring stopping power.
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SRAM Code R Disc Brake SRAM Code R Disc Brake
For years, SRAM's Code brakes were the go-to for everyone from recreational shuttle lappers to competitive gravity nuts. The latest generation of Code R Disc Brakes doesn't change the reason why; instead, it reinforces it by adopting the same cam mechanism that made the new Guide models such big hits among the all-mountain crowd. The cam's excellent modulation is paired with a larger reservoir and pistons in order to increase stopping power for applications that need it--think gravity rigs, e-bikes, and anything else where weight isn't a consideration. The reworked Code R is a big brake for big rigs. Increased power aside for now, the cam mechanism adopted from the Guide model is the real star. It alters the amount of force applied as the lever is pulled deeper and the calipers engage the rotor. The result is that, when you first touch the lever, the caliper jumps to the rotor; however, after biting, the cam modulates the force being applied, helping to prevent lock-ups and, well, enabling the kind of modulation we need on loamy courses or while lightly scrubbing speed. Compared to those Guide brakes, the Code's pistons are larger (15 and 16mm vs the Guide's 14 and 16mm) and it features 30% more volume in the reservoir. The result is more stopping power that stays honest for longer during heavy use--SRAM even goes so far as to credit the new Code with 15% more power than the older model. If you're used to more trail-oriented brakes, the increased stopping power is alarming at first, but it's impossible to argue against it when it's still on-point long after other brakes would have begun to fade. The Code also features the same heat-dissipating technology that's general across SRAM's brake line--most notably the stainless steel Heat Shields and the improved heat management of SRAM's DOT 5. 1 hydraulic fluid. SRAM claims that the latest generation of DOT resists boiling for three times longer than its predecessor, DOT 4, and the Heat Shield inserts serve as a fire...
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SRAM Code RSC Disc Brake SRAM Code RSC Disc Brake
On gravity runs, braking is usually the last thing on our minds. Usually. Sometimes--think managing speed on loose sections or approaching big lines with a touch of discretion--it's the first thing on our minds. In those situations, everyone from recreationalists to the professional circuit have long relied on SRAM's Code brakes. With the new Code RSC Disc Brake, SRAM updates the old favorite with cleaner lines and some of the technology that made the brand's Guide and Level brakes such a hit for riders across single crown disciplines. The result is the brand's superlative gravity brake, and it sheds a cool 100g of claimed weight from its predecessor without losing any of the power. Compared to those Guide brakes, the Code's pistons are larger (15 and 16mm vs the Guide's 14 and 16mm) and it features 30% more volume in the reservoir. The result is more stopping power that stays honest for longer during heavy use--SRAM even goes so far as to credit the new Code with 15% more power than the older model. If you're used to more trail-oriented brakes, the increased stopping power is alarming at first, but it's impossible to argue against it when it's still on-point long after other brakes would have begun to fade. The key to the new Code model lies between the lever and piston, where a cam alters the amount of force as the lever is pulled deeper and the calipers engage the rotor. The result is that, when you first touch the lever, the caliper jumps to the rotor; however, after biting, the cam modulates the force being applied, helping to prevent lock-ups and, well, enabling the kind of modulation we need on loamy courses or while lightly scrubbing speed. The Code also features the same heat-dissipating technology that's general across SRAM's brake line--most notably the stainless steel Heat Shields and the improved heat management of SRAM's DOT 5. 1 hydraulic fluid. SRAM claims that the latest generation of DOT resists boiling for three times longer than its predecessor..
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SRAM Force 1 Hydraulic Disc Brake SRAM Force 1 Hydraulic Disc Brake
The SRAM 1 Hydraulic Disc groupset brings not one, but two major SRAM innovations to the table: the ingenious 1x11, single-chainring drivetrain platform, and road- and 'cross-ready hydraulic disc brake technology. Bolting 1 to your bike effectively turns your rig into a 'cross weapon, and the SRAM 1 Hydraulic Disc Brake system itself is a big part of how and why 1 is the most advanced groupset in cyclocross. To reboot its original road and cyclocross hydraulic braking systems -- which were already ahead of their time -- SRAM pulled apart every molecule of their anatomy to find room for improvements. The lever body, housing the reservoir and master cylinder, was reconfigured for more efficient internal spacing while at the same time boosting strength and stiffness, resulting in solid, consistent performance, regardless of braking or weather conditions. The master cylinder piston itself was also completely revamped, receiving an all-new bore design and new seals, after being subjected to thousands upon thousands of testing hours in every temperature and performance setting imaginable. The goal was absolute reliability, and the new system delivers. SRAM was far from finished with updates, however. The new higher-capacity fluid bladder -- the part of the system designed to maintain braking feel and consistency in compensation for pad wear -- was also redesigned to improve fluid flow, so your brakes feel as great brand new as they do after a season of racing. On the action-end of the line, the caliper spring was re-engineered for more even pad contact and smoother retraction, translating into a more consistency and control in hand, regardless of riding conditions. Finally, the shift paddles were trimmed slightly to be both lighter and more ergonomic, and cyclocrossers especially will appreciate the new shape that allows for greater clearance when wearing thicker gloves. The SRAM Force hydraulic system makes a few material substitutions compared to the top-shelf Red sys..
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SRAM Force 22 Hydraulic Disc Brake SRAM Force 22 Hydraulic Disc Brake
When SRAM's line of hydraulic disc road brakes hit the market, they shook things up, setting the new standard for what road brakes could do. SRAM, however saw some room for improvement. The brakes were torn all the way down, picked apart, and completely reconfigured for huge improvements in stopping power and reliability. SRAM started with the lever body, which houses the reservoir and master cylinder. It was redesigned for more internal spacing and a boost in strength and stiffness. The resulting performance is solid and consistent, regardless of weather conditions. The master cylinder piston was redesigned as well, in order to achieve absolute reliability. It succeeded. SRAM then redesigned a new higher-capacity bladder to improve fluid flow to give your brakes the ideal feel, whether you're riding them on day 1 or day 1001. The caliper spring was also redesigned for increased pad contact and smoother retraction. Finally, the shift paddles were trimmed to reduce weight and increase comfort.
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SRAM Force Brake Calipers SRAM Force Brake Calipers
We love it when technology and design starts to move downward in a company's offerings. To wit, SRAM's Force Brake Calipers now look, feel, and function much like the company's top-tier Red components. They're skeletonized in design, just like Red, but use stainless hardware instead of titanium, and the brake shoes don't have the cutouts that the Red versions do. Other than that, it's quite a similar brake -- the same adjustments can be made, and they're spec'd with SwissStop pads manufactured specifically for SRAM.
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SRAM Force22 Shift/Hydraulic Rim Brake SRAM Force22 Shift/Hydraulic Rim Brake
If you're longing for the superb stopping power of SRAM's Red hydraulic systems, but finding it hard to scrape together the dough, the SRAM Force 22 Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes are virtually identical but for the use of stainless steel hardware bits instead of the titanium used on Red. Otherwise, all the same performance awaits via the carbon levers, redesigned lever housings, and all the other details that make the new SRAM road hydraulic brakes so amazing. To reboot its original road and cyclocross hydraulic braking systems -- which were already ahead of their time -- SRAM pulled apart every molecule of their anatomy to find room for improvements. The lever body, housing the reservoir and master cylinder, was reconfigured for more efficient internal spacing while at the same time boosting strength and stiffness, resulting in solid, consistent performance, regardless of braking or weather conditions. The master cylinder piston itself was also completely revamped, receiving an all-new bore design and new seals, after being subjected to thousands upon thousands of testing hours in every temperature and performance setting imaginable. The goal was absolute reliability, and the new system delivers. SRAM was far from finished with updates, however. The new higher-capacity fluid bladder -- the part of the system designed to maintain braking feel and consistency in compensation for pad wear -- was also redesigned to improve fluid flow, so your brakes feel as great brand new as they do after a season of racing. At the rim, where the action happens, the smooth action of the powerful caliper translates into incredible confidence and control, allowing you to push harder and let the reins fly looser than they ever have. Opening wide enough to accommodate even the widest rims on the market (such as Zipp's Firecrest rims), the brakes are easily installed with SRAM's Connectamajig, allowing simple, clean hose connection without the hassle you would think would be necessary. The S..
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SRAM Guide Disc Brake Bleed Kit SRAM Guide Disc Brake Bleed Kit
The SRAM Guide Disc Brake Bleed Kit comes with everything you need to complete professional-grade bleed maintenance on your hydraulic braking system. Included items are: two bleed syringes, two fitting/clamp tubes, two compression ferrules, two barbed tubing inserts, one 3/8in drive 8mm crowfoot tool, four different bleed blocks, DOT 5. 1 fluid, and instructions for bleeding your hydraulic brake system.
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SRAM Guide R (B1) Disc Brake SRAM Guide R (B1) Disc Brake
The SRAM Guide R (B1) Disc Brake features SRAM's new S4 caliper with Bleeding Edge design that updates the fluid and bleed routing for easier brake maintenance, with a bleed adapter plug that seals off the system from air and dust. The new caliper also boasts SRAM's Heat Shield technology, which consists of stainless steel shields that buffer the connection between the pad and caliper body to reduce head transfer to the hydraulic fluid and reduce its temperature by a claimed 20-degrees Celcius under heavy use.The Guide R brake also utilizes a Timing Port Closure, with its sliding cup seal and port mechanism. This system provides immediate actuation with the DirectLink lever, which also facilitates fantastic one-finger modulation. Moreover, the DirectLink lever features tool-free Reach Adjust for quickly personalizing your set-up.Note that the Guide R Disc Brake comes in either front/left or rear/right variants, with included lever and caliper configuration. It's compatible with SRAM's Centerline Rotors (sold separately) and uses DOT 5. 1 fluid. Additionally, the Guide R is Matchmaker compatible, meaning you can run multiple controls off one lever clamp for a more streamlined set-up.
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SRAM Guide RS (B1) Disc Brake SRAM Guide RS (B1) Disc Brake
When dropping into your favorite flowy run, it's nice to know you've got SRAM Guide RS (B1) Disc Brakes along for the ride in the event of an unexpected mid-trail moose sighting or the perfect #autumncolors photo op. The Guide RS utilizes SRAM's Timing Port Closure, with a sliding cup seal and port mechanism that provides immediate actuation with a light pull action. The Swinglink lever facilitates powerful modulation, with a proprietary cam shape that's claimed to eliminate the jarring on/off feeling found in other disc brake systems so you won't get thrown over the bars when you mash on the brakes in front of that moose. As an extra bonus, the lever features Reach Adjust to quickly personalize your setup.These brakes feature SRAM's new S4 caliper with Bleeding Edge design that updates the fluid and bleed routing for easier brake maintenance, with a bleed adapter plug that seals off the system from air and dust. The new caliper also boasts SRAM's Heat Shield technology, which consists of stainless steel shields that buffer the connection between the pad and caliper body to reduce head transfer to the hydraulic fluid and reduce its temperature by a claimed 20-degrees Celcius under heavy use.Note that the Guide RS Disc Brake comes in either front/left or rear/right variants, with included lever and caliper configuration. It's compatible with SRAM's Centerline Rotors (sold separately) and uses DOT 5. 1 fluid. Additionally, the Guide R is Matchmaker and Matchmaker X compatible, meaning you can run multiple controls off one lever clamp for a more streamlined set-up.
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SRAM Guide RSC (B1) Disc Brake SRAM Guide RSC (B1) Disc Brake
Sitting with cool confidence and authority atop SRAM's Guide line, the Guide RSC (B1) Disc Brake represents the best of the Guide hydraulic disc family, offering Lever reach adjustment, SRAM's new SwingLink lever design, and Contact point adjustment capability -- abbreviated to create to the RSC distinction. The Guide RSC's SwingLink levers are one of the biggest features setting it apart from its more straightforward siblings. SRAM designed them to react faster and with less force than earlier brakes, reducing the size of the lever "deadspot" with a new cam design. You'll feel more in-control as you whip around a corner and squeeze the levers to stay in control over a burly rock garden, and as soon as you do engage the levers, an efficient cup-seal timing port closes the port to pressurize the system and force the pads to the rotor for perfect, immediate modulation. SRAM also made the contact point easy to access, just behind the lever attachment to the master cylinder, so you can dial in the right feel for the brakes without having to perform complex mechanics. SRAM pairs the Guide RSC with its powerful 4-piston, dual 14- and 16mm diameter caliper, built with its Bleeding Edge technology to ensure fluid passes easily through it for a more efficient bleeding process. Once you're done, a specifically-adapted S4 bleed adapter sits in the bleed port and guards the system against air contamination and fluid loss. The caliper comes with SRAM's steel-backed organic pads, whose forged aluminum construction promises long-term durability, with easy pad removable via a top-loading design. Please note that compatible Centerline rotors are sold separately, with the Guide RSC (B1) Disc Brake coming as a Front/left or Rear/right lever and caliper configuration. Additionally, the lever assembly is Matchmaker-compatible, which allows you to run your various controls cleanly from a single lever clamp.
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SRAM Guide Ultimate Disc Brake SRAM Guide Ultimate Disc Brake
The SRAM Guide Ultimate Disc Brake represents the utmost expression of braking power and lightweight design, standing atop its class with a new 4-piston S4 caliper, complete with a stainless steel heat shield for reduced brake fade on long descents. Tipping the scales at a feathery 360 grams (front brake with rotor, hose, clamp, adapter, all bolts), the Guide Ultimate Disc Brake is one of the lightest brakes on the market, made possible by its carbon lever blades and titanium lever hardware. In fact, the Guide Ultimate is approximately 80 grams lighter (for the pair) than the excellent Guide RSC, making it a worthy upgrade for riders seeking a lighter overall set-up and improved braking at high speeds. Standing as the defining achievement, the completely redesigned caliper serves up consistent braking every time you pull the lever, no matter if it's the top of the descent or the end of a swift downhill section. SRAM achieved this by creating the 4-piston S4 caliper, with small machined grooves that enhance rollback speed of the caliper to its original position. Another major improvement is the addition of a stainless steel heat sink, which reduces braking temperature by an astounding 20 degrees Celsius. Running cooler brakes is a must for downhill racers and trail riders seeking consistent braking on the descent, as brake-sapping heat compromises your ability to stop. Additionally, the location of the caliper's bleed port was revised to simplify bleeding, which is a common complaint of previous Guide Brakes. The new location allows fluid to flow from the caliper into the lever body, preventing tiny air bubbles from remaining inside the caliper after bleeding. The SRAM Guide Ultimate is available in a Front/left or Rear/right lever and caliper package, with compatible Centerline and Centerline X Rotors sold separately. Plus, it's Matchmaker X-compatible for integrating SRAM shifters and various RockShox controls from a single tidy clamp.
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SRAM Guide/X0 Trail Disc Brake Pad SRAM Guide/X0 Trail Disc Brake Pad
In the chaos of spring, singletrack trails can take sudden turns for the worst. In these cases, SRAM's Guide/X0 Trail Disc Brake Pads help to ensure that your rides end well by ending with you grabbing the brakes, not diving into a tree. We recommend the organic pads for lighter cyclists with a cross-country focus who don't ride their brakes. Alternatively, larger cyclists and downhillers will appreciate the long-suffering action of the sintered pads. They take a little longer to catch but maintain stopping power even while heating up from hard use.
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SRAM Level TLM Disc Brake SRAM Level TLM Disc Brake
We have some bad news. You may want to be sure you're seated for this. SRAM is effectively retiring its XO brake models. This saddens us because they've been like a good friend at the bar for so long, stopping us when maybe we've gone a bit further than we should; however, the bright side is that the X01 brake is being replaced with the new Level TLM Disc Brake. The Level TLM recreates the upgrades field tested on the enduro-specific Guide RSC brakes in a low-weight platform designed for XC use. Compared to the Guide RSC, the Level TLM shaves a claimed 25g by cutting the pistons from four to two and replacing the tool-free reach adjust with a design that saves weight but does require tool intervention. The discerning weight watcher will notice that, despite these savings over its Guide equivalent, the Level TLM gains a claimed 46g in weight over the X01 brake it's essentially replacing; however, we contend that it's worth it for the Level's functional improvements. Instead of the two-part body used for the X01 brake and almost every other member of the newly minted Level family, the Level TLM houses its pair of 21mm pistons in a forged, single piece caliper for net gains in stiffness and braking consistency. The TLM model does make some material concessions to the top-end Level Ultimate. Instead of titanium hardware, the TLM features redoubtable steel; instead of the carbon lever used on the Ultimate and Xo1 models, the TLM rocks alloy. The only other difference between the TLM and the Ultimate is that the former substitutes a bushing instead of bearings to govern the lever action. The Level design features a host of improvements over the occasionally disappointing Avid Elixir. Among these is the notoriously finicky bleeding of the Elixir, and the Bleeding Edge redesign we first saw in the Guide brake line carries over to the Level. Bleeding Edge involves a complete re-imagination of the port and fluid path. It requires a specific adapter, but that adapter ens...
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SRAM Level Ultimate Disc Brake SRAM Level Ultimate Disc Brake
We've been running SRAM's recently released Guide brakes on everything from four-inch 29ers to six-inch enduro sleds without any complaints, but with the release of the Level Ultimate Disc Brake, SRAM has come up with a solution to problem that we didn't even know we had. The Level Ultimate adapts many of the Guide Ultimate's features with a minimalistic design that sheds unnecessary bulk and drops from four pistons to two, marking a clear delineation between the Guide Ultimate's all-mountain and enduro designation and the Level Ultimate's XC and trail focus. While the Level Ultimate does weigh around 28g more than the XX1 model it's effectively replacing, the claimed weight of 318g for lever, caliper, and hardware knocks a full 42g off of the Guide Ultimate. The most weight-conscious XCers might be put off by the weight gain compared to XX1, but we contend that it's worth it for the Level's functional improvements. Instead of the two-part body used by almost every other member of the newly minted Level family, the Level Ultimate houses its pair of 21mm pistons in a forged, single piece caliper for net gains in braking consistency and heat management. It's also the only Level model to include a carbon lever and titanium hardware, features that account for a claimed 38g weight difference compared to the Level TLM, the Ultimate's closest in-house competitor. The lever action is also smoother, as the Ultimate upgrades the TLM's bushings to full-blown bearings, making it the only Level brake with bearings. Like with the all-mountain/enduro-specific Guide brake, the Level design features a host of improvements compared to the oft-maligned Avid Elixir. Among these is the notoriously finicky bleeding of the Elixir, and the Bleeding Edge redesign seen on the Guide brakes carries over to the Level. Bleeding Edge involves a complete re-imagination of the port and fluid path. It requires a specific adapter, but that adapter ensures a tight seal to keep air out and fluid...
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SRAM Red 22 Hydraulic Rim Brake/Shifter SRAM Red 22 Hydraulic Rim Brake/Shifter
In the quest for the ultimate road rim brake, SRAM pioneered the hydraulic rim brake. Even SRAM will admit, however, that the first design left a bit to be desired in the areas of performance and reliability. SRAM knew it was onto something, though, so it went back to the design room and started from scratch. The result is the Red 22 Hydraulic Brake, and it's a peach.This isn't an upgrade of the original SRAM hydraulic road brake--it's a completely new design. The new lever body, which houses the reservoir and master cylinder, features more efficient internal spacing than the original, while at the same time it boosts strength and stiffness for more consistent performance and more powerful braking. The master cylinder piston was also completely redesigned with an all-new bore design and new seals, and the brake was given a higher-capacity fluid bladder. The goals were absolute reliability and precise modulation, and after thousands and thousands of hours of testing, the new system delivers on that goal.
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SRAM Red Aero Link Brake Caliper Set SRAM Red Aero Link Brake Caliper Set
The SRAM Red Aero Link Brake Caliper Set positions the Red braking experience apart from the herd with reduced weight and higher braking power. As the name implies, it also has a sleek front profile that boast increased aerodynamics over its Red predecessors and current cousins in the Force and Rival families. The Red calipers utilize SRAM's patented AeroLink arm, hinging on a tiny pivot joint that hides behind the svelte calipers and multiplies braking power and modulation without increasing required lever squeeze force. This unique innovation allowed SRAM to significantly reduce the caliper's frontal area, evident in the simplified cable routing and single arm in comparison to the former dual-arm triangular structure still found in the Force and Rival calipers. In addition to the reduction in front surface area, SRAM attended to every detail of the caliper to ensure maximum aerodynamic efficiency. From the spring adjusters to the cable clamp to the caliper's overall face, no detail was overlooked in its potential to reduce drag. This attention to detail is apparent in tiny details such as SRAM's redesign of the oft-overlooked shaping of each caliper's two-position barrel adjuster, which now takes on a shark fin profile to literally slice through the wind. SRAM accounts for in-ride brake adjustability with an easy to access four-position indexed release lever that makes quick positioning changes a breeze but sits stealthily out of the wind when fully locked. The SRAM Red Aero Link Brake Caliper Set is compatible with SRAM road shift-brake levers and will accommodate tires up to 28mm in width. Each brakeset includes SRAM's aero pad retainers and ships with SwissStop Flash Pro pads.
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SRAM Rival 1 Brake Lever SRAM Rival 1 Brake Lever
2016 witnessed a rebranding of SRAM's ever popular Force CX1 groupset as Force 1, and an expanded focus of one-by drivetrains for gravel and road applications. With that expansion, SRAM also introduced a Rival 1 drivetrain for those of us pining over one-by simplicity and looking for a more budget-conscious option. Boasting much of the same technology as its more expensive sibling, Rival 1 delivers exceptional functionality for cyclocross, road, and gravel excursions. While the SRAM Rival 1 Brake Lever weighs in a bit heavier than its carbon-endowed Force 1 counterpart, its forged aluminum lever brings with it a significantly lower price point without sacrificing SRAM's renowned precision--not to mention the improved odds of emerging from a one-on-one scuffle with gravel unscathed. The Rival 1 Shift Lever utilizes the same Reach Adjust technology found in SRAM's top-line offerings to provide a customizable reach distance, which keeps the lever perfectly in reach no matter your hand size. The hoods also feature ergonomic shaping for an extra bit of comfort over rough roads.
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SRAM Rival 22 Hydraulic Disc Brake SRAM Rival 22 Hydraulic Disc Brake
The pioneer of road-ready hydraulic disc brake systems, SRAM is confident that taking a set for a spin will leave you wondering how you were ever satisfied with anything less. To be clear, the company will be the first to admit that its first generation of the brakes needed some refinement to be as great as they could be, but all bets are on this new 2015 stuff: leaner, cleaner, and as reliable as any mechanical braking system. The SRAM Rival 22 Hydraulic Disc Brake represents the entry-level price point into the road hydraulic game, but with all the performance of the more expensive systems intact. To reboot its original road and cyclocross hydraulic braking systems -- which were already ahead of their time -- SRAM pulled apart every molecule of their anatomy to find room for improvements and make them even better and more reliable. The lever body, housing the reservoir and master cylinder, was reconfigured for more efficient internal spacing while at the same time boosting strength and stiffness, resulting in solid, consistent performance, regardless of braking or weather conditions. The master cylinder piston itself was also completely revamped, receiving an all-new bore design and new seals, after being subjected to thousands upon thousands of testing hours in every temperature and performance setting imaginable. The goal was absolute reliability, and the new system delivers. SRAM was far from finished with updates, however. The new higher-capacity fluid bladder -- the part of the system designed to maintain braking feel and consistency in compensation for pad wear -- was also redesigned to improve fluid flow, so your brakes feel as great brand new as they do after a season of racing. On the action-end of the line, the caliper spring was re-engineered for more even pad contact and smoother retraction, translating into a more consistency and control in hand, regardless of riding conditions. Finally, the shift paddles were trimmed slightly to be both lighter and .
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SRAM Rival 22 Shifter/Hydraulic Road Rim Brake SRAM Rival 22 Shifter/Hydraulic Road Rim Brake
With the exception of a few different materials here and there that add up to a fractionally heavier system compared to the higher-end Force and Red sets, the SRAM Rival 22 Hydraulic Road Rim Brakes still represent the pinnacle of braking on the road or 'cross course. Both shift and brake levers on the Rival platform are alloy, as opposed to carbon, and the mounting hardware for the entire system is stainless steel, as opposed to titanium, but otherwise, it's all the same hydraulically-actuated goodness at a lower price point. To reboot its original road and cyclocross hydraulic braking systems -- which, again, were already ahead of their time -- SRAM pulled apart every molecule of their anatomy to find room for improvements. The lever body, housing the reservoir and master cylinder, was reconfigured for more efficient internal spacing while at the same time boosting strength and stiffness, resulting in solid, consistent performance, regardless of braking or weather conditions. The master cylinder piston itself was also completely revamped, receiving an all-new bore design and new seals, after being subjected to thousands upon thousands of testing hours in every temperature and performance setting imaginable. The goal was absolute reliability, and the new system delivers. SRAM was far from finished with updates, however. The new higher-capacity fluid bladder -- the part of the system designed to maintain braking feel and consistency in compensation for pad wear -- was also redesigned to improve fluid flow, so your brakes feel as great brand new as they do after a season of racing. At the rim, where the action happens, the smooth action of the powerful caliper translates into incredible confidence and control, allowing you to push harder and let the reins fly looser than they ever have. Opening wide enough to accommodate even the widest rims on the market (such as Zipp's Firecrest rims), the brakes are easily installed with SRAM's Connectamajig, allowing simple, cle.
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SRAM Road Disc Brake Hydraulic Hose Kit SRAM Road Disc Brake Hydraulic Hose Kit
Give your braking system a refresh with the SRAM Road Disc Brake Hydraulic Hose Kit. It comes with a 2000mm hose length that should cover any size frame so you can get back up and running with like-new braking power.
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SRAM Road Disc Organic Brake Pad SRAM Road Disc Organic Brake Pad
The benefits of SRAM's Organic Road Disc Brake Pads include gains in the same areas that initially attracted us to disc brakes: engagement immediately translates to stopping power and there's virtually no breaking-in period. They also address concerns about overheating brakes by redirect heat into the rotor, not the caliper, which keeps the hydraulic oil cool and maintains consistency during long periods of continual braking. If you're coming to disc brakes from carbon rim brakes, then you'll be familiar with these pads' tendency to wear more quickly than sintered pads ' they are, after all, made from organic materials bonded with resin for a build that's similar to carbon-specific rim brake pads. Braking power also benefits from an occasional sanding to remove the glaze-like finish that builds up over time, but the extra attention to detail means more responsive braking for those moments when the alternative is a taco'd fork. Finally, we should note that some of SRAM's mountain bike calipers--the Level Ultimate and Level TM models--also use these pads, so classifying them as road-only is a bit limiting. But c'est la vie in an industry of ever changing standards.
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SRAM Road Disc Sintered Brake Pad SRAM Road Disc Sintered Brake Pad
Don't risk the dreaded metal-on-metal grind when you point your handlebars down a long, winding canyon--keep your SRAM road hydraulic disc brakes ready to slow your descent with these Sintered Brake Pads.
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SwissStop Disc Brake Pad SwissStop Disc Brake Pad
The Swiss Alps, no doubt, are home to some spectacular and demanding mountain bike terrain. SwissStop's testing facility is nestled there as well. Their technicians tirelessly test and re-test brake pad compounds so you can ride with confidence knowing the best stopping power and control available is right there at your fingertips. SwissStop Disc Brake pads are built of a proprietary compound containing ceramic, kevlar, brass, and resin. This unique mixture provides you with the quiet modulation of an organic pad, but also boasts the durability and wet condition performance of the metallic. The pads are intended for all mountain bike applications from cross country to downhill. If you're looking for the best performance in all conditions, look no further than SwissStop, regardless of which brand of brakes you ride.
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SwissStop Disc S Brake Pad - 2-Pack SwissStop Disc S Brake Pad - 2-Pack
Offering exceptional longevity and higher resistance to heat build-up over OEM pads, the SwissStop Disc S Brake Pads provide powerful braking for gravity riders looking to stop as quickly as possible. Their sintered compound offers significantly more braking force over organic compounds, as well as longer wear-life. SwissStop's sintered metallic compound consists of Kevlar, ceramic, brass, and a resin composite material for consistently improved braking in both the wet and dry. See the bullets below for Disc S Brake Pad compatibility with your specific Shimano, SRAM, Avid, TRP, Formula, FSA, and Magura disc brakes.
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SwissStop Flash EVO BXP Brake Pad - 4-Pack SwissStop Flash EVO BXP Brake Pad - 4-Pack
Designed for the needs of road and cyclocross bikes with limited brake clearance, the Swissstop Flash EVO BXP Brake Pads offer a low-profile shape that's compatible with direct-mount calipers and super-wide aero wheels. Whether you're riding a wide-rimmed time trial bike or road bike with integrated brake calipers, the Flash EVO BXP Brake Pads deliver aggressive, ultra-linear stopping power without the sudden grabbing sensation of other pads. Ultimately, this increased stopping power equates to less required lever force, in both wet and dry conditions. The BXP compound is for alloy rims only, ensuring high levels of longevity alongside excellent braking power and improved modulation. You'll enjoy silent braking that's free of abrasive materials that could scratch or damage alloy rim surfaces. And when the going gets wet, the BXP compound performs admirably for added peace of mind. This makes these pads a great choice not only for inclement weather road riding, but also for the rain-soaked courses of cyclocross racing. These pads are compatible with Shimano/SRAM road brakes, including the direct-mount Dura-Ace BR-9010. They come in a set of four pads.
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SwissStop FlashPro Black Prince Brake Pad - 4-Pack SwissStop FlashPro Black Prince Brake Pad - 4-Pack
Going fast is only fun if you can stop when you need to, so good brake pads are indispensable if you want to push the pace. Carbon rims can complicate the equation a little bit, but the SwissStop FlashPro Black Prince Brake Pads make life simple and safe. Designed specifically for carbon rims, the Black Prince rubber compound provides excellent grip and modulation that'll make your braking feel just as strong as it does on aluminum rims. The FlashPro has deep grooves and a pronounced front edge to squeegee away water for all-weather grip, and is designed to be compatible with Shimano and SRAM calipers. The pads are deeper, too, which allows for more wear and a correspondingly longer life.
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SwissStop FlashPro BXP Brake Pad2 - 2-Pack SwissStop FlashPro BXP Brake Pad2 - 2-Pack
Stopping isn't sexy, but it's essential, which means the SwissStop Flash Pro BXP Brake Pads are more like a good pair of socks than a sleek body-hugging kit. SwissStop's BHP (Blue High Performance) rubber compound is one of the best around, proven to stop you even faster and more smoothly than the company's respected Green High Performance pads. Better yet, they come in a pack of four, so you'll be able to simply and easily outfit both calipers.
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SwissStop FlashPro Original Black Brake Pad - 2-Pack SwissStop FlashPro Original Black Brake Pad - 2-Pack
The SwissStop FlashPro Original Black Brake Pad Set provides superior breaking on aluminum rims and is the best option for your Shimano and SRAM calipers. The pads offer excellent modulation, and the pads now have deeper asymmetrical grooves for improved performance in wet conditions. The Original Black compound offers smooth, quiet performance with a low pad-wear rate.
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SwissStop FlashPro Yellow King Brake Pad - 2-Pack SwissStop FlashPro Yellow King Brake Pad - 2-Pack
Swapping brake pads when changing between carbon and aluminum rims can be a hassle if you just want to get out the door or get a flat and then have to worry about braking function the rest of the race with that aluminum neutral wheel. The SwissStop FlashPro Yellow King Brake Pat Set takes away these worries and let you focus on the ride, whatever rim type you choose. The Yellow King was designed primarily for use with carbon rims and provides some of the best stopping power across both dry and wet conditions, with the additional bonus of being quiet and durable to boot. While all that performance is great on its own, what really sets the Yellow King Brake Pad Set apart from its competitors is the ability to move from carbon to aluminum rims while still providing awesome braking functionality. You'll want to check the pads for any aluminum debris and clean them up before throwing the carbon rims back on though just to make sure there aren't any bits that could dig into the carbon.
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SwissStop Full FlashPro BXP Brake Pad SwissStop Full FlashPro BXP Brake Pad
That feeling when you grab the brake levers and nothing happens, so you squeeze extra hard, and nothing happens, so you squeeze as hard as humanly possible until your fingers seize up, and still nothing, so you steer into a field (if you're lucky) and take a speed-scrubbing tumble' No fun. SwissStop's Full FlashPro BXP Brake Pads use the company's special BXP rubber compound to ensure serious stopping power in all conditions, assuming you're using an aluminum braking surface (if you're rocking carbon, these aren't for you.) BXP offers top-level modulation, durability, and power, so you'll always have the control you need, and work with SRAM and Shimano 9-, 10-, and 11-speed groups. Each package comes with two pads and two holders, so grab two if you're planning on replacing front and back pads.
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SwissStop Full FlashPro Elite Black Prince Brake Pad SwissStop Full FlashPro Elite Black Prince Brake Pad
Compatible with both Shimano and SRAM brakes, Swisstop Full FlashPro Elite Black Prince Brake Pads are for carbon rims only. The 'Full' in SwissStop Full FlashPro means that this brake pad kit comes with pads and holders. There will be no stripped set screws or lost parts. Simply remove your old, worn out pads and bolt on something better. SwissStop has over 70 years of experience in working with technical rubber compounds that allows them to produce brake pads with tuned performance characteristics. SwissStop pads have superior stopping power, low pad-wear rates, very linear brake response, and a smooth, quiet performance. Think of them as the Assos or the SRM of brake pads. FlashPro means one thing: These are compatible with Shimano and SRAM brake calipers. To better the performance over the previous Flash pads, the FlashPro has deeper asymmetrical grooves and a more pronounced leading edge profile. The idea is to "squeegee" away more water to improve the wet weather performance and the deeper grooves help give the pads better modulation. SwissStop increased the total pad depth with more material above the wear line -- good news for those folks that live in the high mountains. Known for its excellent modulation, the Black Prince compound brings the feel of braking on aluminum to carbon rims, and offers powerful braking in all weather conditions, including cold and rain.
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SwissStop Full FlashPro Original Black Brake Pad SwissStop Full FlashPro Original Black Brake Pad
The "full" in SwissStop Full FlashPro means that this brake pad kit comes with pads and holders. There will be no stripped set screws or lost parts. Simply remove your old, worn out pads and bolt on something better. SwissStop has over 70 years of experience in working with technical rubber compounds that allows them to produce brake pads with tuned performance characteristics. SwissStop pads have superior stopping power, low pad-wear rates, very linear brake response, and a smooth, quiet performance. Think of them as the Assos or the SRM of brake pads. FlashPro means one thing: These are compatible with Shimano and SRAM brake calipers. To better the performance over the previous Flash pads, the FlashPro has deeper asymmetrical grooves and a more pronounced leading edge profile. The idea is to "squeegee" away more water to improve the wet weather performance and the deeper grooves help give the pads better modulation. They increased the total pad depth with more material above the wear line -- good news for those folks that live in the high mountains. The Original Black compound is SwissStop's standard all-purpose replacement pad for aluminum rims. It's ideal if you don't use carbon rims and if you don't relish the idea of riding in the rain. Please note that they do just fine in the rain, but SwissStop makes better pads for you if you find yourself in the wet stuff on a regular basis. One order gets you 2 pads total -- enough for one wheel.
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SwissStop Full FlashPro Yellow King Brake Pad SwissStop Full FlashPro Yellow King Brake Pad
The SwissStop Full FlashPro Yellow King Brake Pad Set represents the evolution of SwissStop's first-generation Flash Pads, delivering improved braking performance in the wet with its deeper asymmetric grooves, as well as longer wear-life with a thicker pad depth. The deep asymmetric grooves also enhance braking modulation.The Yellow King Pad compound is optimized for carbon rims in both the wet and dry, but works excellent with aluminum rims as well. This is especially convenient if you're regularly swapping between your racing and training wheels. However, we recommend checking the pads for aluminum debris before swapping back to your carbon rims, as metal flakes embedded in the pads could wreak havoc on your composite rims. This set comes with two pads and CNC-machined aluminum holders, giving you everything needed to replace the pads on one brake.
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SwissStop RacePro BXP Brake Pad - 2-Pack SwissStop RacePro BXP Brake Pad - 2-Pack
The simple story of SwissStop's new RacePro Blue Extreme Performance (BXP) Brake Pads for alloy surfaces is that they deliver more power with less required lever force, in both wet and dry conditions. SwissStop's parent company, Rex Articoli, is a specialist in technical rubber compounds. And several years ago, it invested in new machinery and materials in order to further develop and refine the BXP compound for alloy surfaces. The goal was simple: Provide greater power and modulation, while maintaining durability and limiting brake squeal. Now, a few years later, the proof is in the testing. To go from 60 to 0 km/h in dry conditions, BXP Pads required only 35 meters. That's eight fewer than its GHP II Pads, and much fewer than the competition. When 180 Newtons (N) of force were exerted on the brake lever, BXP Pads produced 800N of braking force -- a 200N improvement over GHP II. Additionally, the response of BXP is more linear, meaning that there's no sudden grabbing. From pad engagement to wheel lockout, the harder you squeeze, the more you slow. The SwissStop RacePro BXP Brake Pads come in a complete set of four pads, and are designed to be used with Campagnolo brakes. For Shimano/SRAM, choose the FlashPro BXP Pads.
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SwissStop RacePro Original Black Brake Pad - 2-Pack SwissStop RacePro Original Black Brake Pad - 2-Pack
Given its niche dominance, the unrivaled effectiveness of its product, and the devoted following that it enjoys, we don't think it's a stretch to suggest that SwissStop is the Campagnolo of brake pads. The comparison is especially appropriate in the case of the RacePro Original Black Brake Pads for Campagnolo calipers. Superior stopping power, low pad-wear rates, linear brake response, and a smooth, quiet engagement--these pads are the baseline for what we expect from the genre. As with any precision-designed piece of riding gear, the RacePro Original pads have a highly specific recommended use. The compound's density is tailored for aluminum rims--carbon junkies need not apply--and they're designed to mount only on Campagnolo brake calipers from model years 2000-2010. The pads are made by Rex Articoli SA, a Swiss company whose 70 years of experience in technical compounds has made them the go-to for stopping expertise. If you're riding pads with a wheel manufacturer's label on them, then changes are good that they're actually a SwissStop model. Please note that the RacePro Original pads aren't compatible with 2011 and newer Campagnolo brakes. One order includes 4 brake pads--enough for one bike.
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SwissStop RacePro Yellow King Brake Pad - 2-Pack SwissStop RacePro Yellow King Brake Pad - 2-Pack
Are SwissStop RacePro Yellow King brake pads the best pads in the world for use with carbon fiber rims' We should have the courage to flat-out say it, but instead we'll just pass along this little piece of gossip: It's SwissStop that makes Lightweight's house brand brake pads -- and we don't know anyone who'd dispute that Lightweight makes the best carbon-rimmed bike wheels on the planet. Lightweight needn't hold back on the quality of their pads. When they wanted the very best, they sought out SwissStop. The RacePro Yellow King is specifically made for use with carbon fiber rims. They provide unparalleled stopping power in both wet and dry conditions. They give you high durability, quiet braking, and, perhaps best of all, excellent stopping power with aluminum rims as well. SwissStop makes it clear that there's no need to swap out pads from carbon-specific to non if you switch wheels from your carbon race-day gems to your aluminum training set. You'll simply want to inspect for and remove any alloy bits that might get embedded in the pads when you swap back to your carbon wheels."RacePro" means one thing: These are Campagnolo compatible. Be aware that these pads are designed to fit 2011 and newer Campagnolo Brake holders (though they are backwards compatible with 2000-2010 brake holders). One order gets you 4 pads total -- enough for one bike.
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TRP Flat Mount Disc Brake Adapter TRP Flat Mount Disc Brake Adapter
You've just bought a beautiful new disc-equipped frame, and are looking to save some coin by repurposing the parts off of last year's rig and are running into the age-old issue of incompatible brake caliper mount styles. Instead of ponying up for shiny new flat-mount calipers, get some use out of those post-mount ones with TRP's Flat Mount Disc Brake Adapter. With options for running 160mm or 140mm rotors, and added options for flat-mount to flat-mount pairings, these adapters will have you up and running and out exploring new roads in no time at all.
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TRP HY/RD Cable-Actuated Hydraulic Disc Brake TRP HY/RD Cable-Actuated Hydraulic Disc Brake
After extensive testing, TRP brings an updated cable-actuated hydraulic braking system back to the cycling market with the HY/RD Cable-Actuated Hydraulic Disc Brake, offering you a cost effective way to achieve better braking power and modulation. First, you don't need to spring for new shift levers (which is the case with many fully-hydraulic designs), because the HY/RD is compatible with all existing cable-actuated systems. The hydraulic mechanism is located at the caliper to keep your bars tidy. Also, braking is always consistent with HY/RD's automatic pad wear adjustment, and with pads that are compatible with Shimano M525/M515 brakes, you have no trouble finding replacements. The calipers weigh less than 200 grams and are post mount with IS hardware included.
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TRP HY/RD Flat Mount Disc Brake Caliper TRP HY/RD Flat Mount Disc Brake Caliper
Times were that a new standard in cycling tech warranted an entirely new bike. That's still the case with some things (axle types, we're looking at you), but TRP's HY/RD Flat Mount Disc Brake Caliper bumps a standard set of cable brake levers up to hydraulic disc functionality. The caliper is compatible with most current generations of cable-actuated Shimano and SRAM shift/brake levers, so chances are good that it already works with your current drivetrain. The calipers relocate the hydraulic reservoir from the levers to the brake itself, reducing cockpit clutter and keeping the hoods nice and sleek. The HY/RD features automatic pad wear adjustment so braking is always consistent and it uses pads that are compatible with Shimano M525/M515 brakes, so replacements are always easy to find. The HY/RD comes with semi-metallic pads that work well in dry conditions but may wear quickly in wet/muddy conditions. If you plan on CX riding an upgrade to full metallic is recommended, but they will be slightly louder. You can chose 160mm or 140mm rotors, though TRP recommends always running 160 up front.
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Zipp Tangente Cork Composite Brake Pad Zipp Tangente Cork Composite Brake Pad
First things first. The Zipp Tangente Cork Composite brake pads have a singular purpose: To revolutionize braking quality on carbon rims. We need to stress the word "singular" here, though, because Zipp says in no uncertain terms that they should never be used on aluminum braking surfaces, including Zipp's own clincher wheelsets. If you switch back & forth on a regular basis between training wheels with an aluminum braking surface and full-carbon race wheels, just stick with Zipp's rubber pads. But if you ride on full-carbon wheels every day (or if you have a personal mechanic who can swap out your pads on demand), you'll brake with power and modulation like never before. The Tangente Cork Composite pads brake at a full 10 degrees Celsius less than rubber pads. This means a big decrease in pad residue -- greatly reducing the grabby, pulsating braking you all-too-often get with carbon rims. You get better stopping power than what you've felt from rubber or other cork compounds. And their unique arrowhead shape (there's more material at the front of the pad) reduce your braking time in wet conditions. They're 0. 5mm thicker than rubber pads. Combine this fact with their lower heat and you'll get a wear rate comparable to rubber. The Zipp Tangente Cork Composite brake pads ship two to a package (enough for one brake caliper), and in two versions -- a Shimano/SRAM-specific style, and a Campagnolo-specific style.
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Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pad Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pad
Stopping carbon braking surfaces used to be rather troublesome, requiring the rider to stay on top of things, due to overheating issues and the subsequent pulsing that followed. Answering the needs of stopping carbon hoops, the Zipp Tangente Platinum Pro Evo Brake Pads deliver an approximate 10% increase in stopping power, thanks to their increased surface area, compound, and deeper grooves. The pads' larger surface area comes courtesy of an increase in radial height, helping to disperse heat more effectively for consistent stopping power. This increased radial height also improves brake pad longevity, as there's more surface area for longer wear life. And though radial height has increased, width has actually decreased by 1mm to accommodate larger tires, wider rims, and brake-integrated systems. Another cool feature you'll find with these brake pads are their newly updated grooves. Deeper grooves lower temperatures under hard braking, also serving to channel water off the brakes for increased stopping power afforded by drier braking surfaces.
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