HOME  |  BLOGS  |  PRODUCT REVIEWS  |  SHOP FOR OUTDOOR GEAR  |  FREE GEAR  |   NEWSLETTER  |  ABOUT US
 
 


Components > Drivetrain, Brakes > Brakes
Brakes

Products
Avid BB7 Road S Disc Brake w/ Rotor Avid BB7 Road S Disc Brake w/ Rotor
Before Avid's ingenious BB7, the Road S' great-granddaddy, mechanical disc brakes were inexpensive options with value as the only defining feature. Avid's engineers transformed that stigma by designing a system with ball bearings to produce smooth leverage and excellent modulation on par with hydraulic options. Now, a refined version of that original, the two-piece Road S caliper, weighs comfortably under 200 grams with stainless steel hardware and a leverage ratio specific to road levers. It continues to use the simple Tri-Align caliper adjustment that is fast and easy. Simply loosen the mounting bolts, tighten the caliper to the rotor and tighten the mounting bolts, then back the pads off the rotor using the adjustment dials. The BB7 Road S Disc Brake comes with either a 140mm or 160mm HS1 rotor, and appropriate hardware for post or IS standard mounting. The included pads are organic for quiet operation.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$101.95
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.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$121.00
Sale Price: $99.22
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.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$334.00
Sale Price: $300.95
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.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$61.99
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.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$149.95
Sale Price: $116.96
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.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$38.00
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.
Details
BUY THIS PRODUCT
$39.95


Browse By Category
Shop by Brand Name
Shop by Product Category
Search By Keywordy




feedback  |  privacy  |  copyright