Brakes Reviews and News


Shimano Ultegra R8000 first ride review


On paper, Shimano’s recently launched Ultegra R8000 drivetrain has all the functionality of the higher priced Dura Ace road group. But how does it actually perform in the real world?

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Cane Creek El Chulo Edition eeBrakes


If you’re not afraid of a little bit of color on your bike, you’ll swoon for the special El Chulo (“pretty boy”) edition of Cane Creek’s eeBrakes.

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Are disc brakes faster than rim brakes?


In the last few years, we’ve heard lots of talk about the advantages of disc brakes on road bikes. Better modulation, safer in the wet, and so on. But will they make you any faster?

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THM Tibia stem and Fibula brake


THM is known in weight weenie circles for their ultra light parts. With two recent updates, they’ve managed to shave even more weight.

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Shimano expands hydraulic disc brake offerings


The new Tiagra shift/brake lever is designed to be ergonomically pleasing for multiple hand sizes.

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Do disc brakes stop you faster than rim brakes?


Some riders absolutely love disc brakes. Others loathe them as unnecessary and even dangerous. But which are really better when it matters most. Check out this video to find out.

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How To: Maintain road bike disc brakes


Disc brakes are gaining increasing traction in the road bike world. But chances are at least some of you have little or no experience with their operation or maintenance. Here’s a rundown of some of the things you should — and shouldn’t — do to keep them working properly.

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Spotted: Prototype FSA electronic shifting groupset


Rumors of a full road drivetrain from FSA have been swirling for years, but now it appears the Italian/Taiwanese component maker is finally close to transforming talk into reality.

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How To: Perfect your braking skills


It might sound counterintuitive, but the better you become at using your brakes the faster cyclist you’ll become. Check out this video for some tips and tricks.

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Shimano unveils flat mount road hydro disc brake caliper


Lower profile caliper is designed to improve aerodynamics. Also announced are a new 10-speed Tiagra road group and the budget-priced WH-RX010 road disc brake wheel set.

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Wind Tunnel Test: Disc brakes versus rim brakes


Can the new road bike braking standard cheat the wind as well a bike with traditional rim brakes? Watch this video to find out more.

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How To: Adjust your brakes while out on a ride (video)


With a multi-tool and a little bit of know-how, it’s easy to keep a set of mechanical rim brakes operating properly.

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Reynolds Cycling New Cryo Blue Power Pads


In this video, Paul Lew from Reynolds Cycling shows us their all new for 2014 Cryo Blue Power pads that feature increased braking performance.

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Tested: Shimano’s New R785 Hydraulic Disc Road Brakes


RoadBikeReview spent three days riding Shimano’s new hydraulic disc braking system. Find out our initial impressions, what the weight penalty is, and just how big the new shift levers are.

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Dura-Ace 9000: Mechanical, Evolved


For Shimano Fans Who Can’t or Don’t Want to Make the Leap to Electronic Shifting, Dura-Ace 9000 Brings Choicest New Features to Primo Mechanical Group.

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Review: Superlight All-Carbon Zero Gravity Gravitas SL Brakeset


From Ted Ciamillo, who pioneered the aftermarket for bike brakes, comes his lightest, all-carbon offering the Zero Gravity Gravitas SL Brakeset.

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SRAM BB7 SL & SlickWire Road Brake XL Cable Kit Announced


The new BB7 Road SL (RSL) cable actuated disc brakes, for both Cyclocross and Road, are a lightweight upgrade from the original king of cable stoppers, the BB7.

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Magura RT8 TT: A New Brake revolution for Triathlon and TT


In 1987, MAGURA invented the first hydraulic braking system for mountain bikes. 25 years later, the world market leader takes its experience in hydraulic rim brakes to the road. Working together with aerodynamics expert Cervélo, MAGURA has now introduced the world’s lightest and fastest hydraulic rim braking system for the road, the MAGURA RT8 TT […]

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Simkins Egg Brake Pro Review


Cost: $385/pair, $195 front only MSRP (complete with brake pads) Aerodynamic and unique Made in the USA Light weight: 287 grams (pair); front 145, rear 142 Available in Red, Black, and Silver Strong braking power Available direct Matt Simkins’ day job use to be working as engineer on eye/ear/nose/throat medical devices. He’s now getting his […]

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Ciamillo GX Cross Cantilevers Brakes Pro Review


Ciamillo GX Cross Cyclocross Brakes Pro Review – By tCXg Price: $299 per wheel Weight: 118g (including pads and cable hanger) CNC’d 6061 alloy arms, end caps & hanger CNC’d 2024 alloy pad holders Full Ti hardware throughout Right out of the box, the Ciamillo GX cross cantilevers are like a punch to the face […]

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TRP R960 Road Bike Brakes Pro Review


TRP R960 Road Bike Brakes Pro Review – By Twain Mein Lightweight Dual Pivot caliper brakes Forged and CNC’d 6061 Aluminum Arms Adjustable cartridge pad holders with SwissStop pads Patened “Slyde” quick release Titanium nuts n bolts Available in anodized Red or Black Reach: 39-49mm Claimed weight: 120 grams each; 240 total with pads. Actual […]

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eecycle Works eebrake Pro Review


eecycle Works eebrake Pro Review – By Twain Mein Cost: $519 MSRP (without brake pads) Unique industrial design Exclusiveness; different Excellent performance Made in the USA Light weight: 162 grams (pair) without pads; 182 grams with Dura Ace pads Very easy to change out brake pads (for those that have alloy trainers and carbon racers) […]

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