Mountain Bike Brakes Reviews

Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB Code RSC Brakes 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB Code RSC Brakes 2018
SRAM MTB Code RSC Brakes

The name may have been around for years, but this time Code sees a revision that loses the Avid label and joins the SRAM family officially. Having been a downhill brake of choice for many years the powerful stoppers had a strong following but needed an update. Some riders had started experimenting with the popular Guide lever and adding a…

Brakes
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Zee Brakes 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Shimano Zee Brakes 2018
Shimano Zee Brakes

Shimano's high-powered stoppers have been around for some time now, offering two flavours of four-pot power. The Saints sit up top as the benchmark and below which the less expensive Zee offers huge power but with a slightly lower spec. Essentially the Zee is a four-pot caliper on an SLX lever, which is why the lever looks familiar! The Saints…

Brakes
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Tech 3 E4 Brakes 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Tech 3 E4 Brakes 2018
Hope Technology Tech 3 E4 Brakes

When it comes to high-powered brakes, Hope has to be in the mix. Having been involved in disc brakes since the very beginning, they obviously know their stuff, proven by the legions of fans that will have nothing else on their bike. Looking like they've come straight from a lump of metal (because they have), the E4s represent Hopes top…

Brakes
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - TRP Cycling G-Spec Quadium 2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - TRP Cycling G-Spec Quadium 2018
TRP Cycling G-Spec Quadium

TRP have made recent improvements to their hydraulic disc brakes, with close involvement from Aaron Gwin. Previously overlooked by many riders, TRP has come back into the mix and have been getting lots of attention, mostly due to the Gwin influence but also from brands starting to spec them on lower end bikes. There are plenty of subtle details that…

Brakes
2018
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB Guide Ultimate Brakes 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - SRAM MTB Guide Ultimate Brakes 2017
SRAM MTB Guide Ultimate Brakes

The Guide range of brakes from SRAM are their most well know stoppers in the trail and enduro world. The current versions offer more power and more features than ever in a sleek package. Other than the 'R' model they are based on the same SwingLink technology, but they come in various levels and features. The base level is the…

Brakes
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Magura MT7 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Magura MT7 2017
Magura MT7

Designed and made in Germany, and born from their super-moto big sister, the Magura MT7s have landed on the scene in a sleek looking package that provides unrivaled stopping power. Heir to the old and highly regarded Gustav M, these are Magura’s latest flagship brakes designed and built for gravity and high speed riders. To allow these high power beasts…

Brakes
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Formula Cura Brakes 2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Formula Cura Brakes 2017
Formula Cura Brakes

The Formula lineup has seen revisions across the range for 2017, wheels, forks and brakes have all either seen new models or improvements made. The latest brake from the Italian brand is the Cura disc brake, building on a solid foundation of engineering prowess and two wheeled heritage. Since their original disc brake from 1993, Formula has consistently been at…

Brakes
2017
Mountain Bike Reviews - Disco Brakes Disco Brake Pads 2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Disco Brakes Disco Brake Pads 2016
Disco Brakes Disco Brake Pads

It's always great to get pads in the office, as they're just one of those products that you can never have enough of. This time they've come from Disco Brakes and are in semi-metallic form, although they also offer them in Ceramic Pro, Ceramic Hard, Sintered and Kevlar so there's plenty of choice. We tested the Shimano XT compatible pads,…

Brakes
2016
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Tech M4 2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology Tech M4 2010
Hope Technology Tech M4

Weight: 279 Grams (caliper, lever and standard hose front brake) The Tech M4 has been around for a little while and it has plenty of time in the field. Initial doubts about the fragility of the lever have proved unfounded and as usual the brakes are living up to the usual Hope standards of quality. Out of the box there…

Brakes
2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology V2 Brakes 2010
Mountain Bike Reviews - Hope Technology V2 Brakes 2010
Hope Technology V2 Brakes

Weight: 615g (full brake with 180mm rotor, braided hose and all bolts and fittings) The new Tech V2 is the strongest and most powerful brake Hope have in their line up at the moment. While it might not be the lightest bit of aluminium on the market, it is certainly one of the beefiest. We opted for the braided hose…

Brakes
2010
×

Share - Brakes

×