Galfer Brakes Partners with Commencal / Muc Off Riding Addiction & The Brigade Teams

Feb 3, 2021
by Dario Ortiz  
Commen al Muc-Off Team with Galfer Brakes The Brigade Team with Galfer Brakes

PRESS RELEASE: Galfer

The UCI DH Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction and The Brigade teams will use Galfer Bike braking components during the 2021 season.

Our bicycle division continues to expand in this sector and has entered into two key sporting agreements with the Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction and The Brigade teams for the 2021 season, which will use our “Disc Wave” brake discs and Pro and Advanced brake pads in the world’s top downhill competitions.


Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction

The Commençal / Muc Off Riding Addiction team boasts French athletes Amaury Pierron, Thibaut Daprela and Myriam Nicole in the Elite category and the Canadian Tristan Lemire in the Junior category, captained by brothers Thibaut and Gaëtan Ruffin. It’s worth remembering that Myriam Nicole and Amaury Pierron were winners of the Downhill World Cup in 2017 and 2019 respectively and that Nicole won the UCI DH World Cup in 2019. It goes without saying that this team has huge competitive potential and has a very realistic chance of achieving podium positions and victories during the 2021 season.

They have entrusted us to be the official supplier of braking system components for their Commençal Supreme DH bikes and will use the 203 mm and 223 mm “Disc Wave” brake discs combined with G1554T Pro FD426/FD549 compound brake pads for dry conditions and G1851 Advanced brake pads for extreme wet conditions.

bigquotesWe are super excited to partner with GALFER for 2021. One of our goals coming into 2021 was to work on the best possible braking combo and we know how much brake pads and rotors are essential for it. There was no doubt for us that GALFER was going to be a partner of choice to reach that goal. Their Disc Wave® rotors along with their Pro and Advanced brakes pads have already blown our minds! Can't wait for the race season to start!Thibaut Ruffin

Commen al Muc-Off Team with Galfer Brakes The Brigade Team with Galfer Brakes


Commen al Muc-Off Team with Galfer Brakes


Commen al Muc-Off Team with Galfer Brakes


The Brigade

Meanwhile, The Brigade team has ratcheted up their quality levels in 2021 and expanded the number of riders on its payroll to four: the Spaniard Alex Marin and Frenchman Rudy Cabirou have been kept on, and are joined by the Colombian Rafa Gutiérrez (3 times Pan American Champion) and Frenchwoman Melanie Chappaz, who was Female Junior DH World Champion in 2017. They will all be riding their new bikes for the first time, developed by Production Privée in their cutting-edge facilities in Andorra. They will also have fixed 203 mm/223 mm “Disc Wave®” brake discs and Formula Cura 4 Pro and Advanced brake pads.

bigquotesDefinitively there is a big improvement going into Galfer this year, because the products they make and because they pretty much improve every single brake in the market there is right now. It’s actually pretty cool to be able to work with them, from the pads to the discs they just make a huge difference in the braking and they don’t warm up that much, which that makes it like really good. For us, we are riding long and steep tracks in the world cup circuit, it’s necessary to have a product that doesn’t warm up too much and which you have the same sensibility of braking all the time. From top to bottom of the run you can feel really confident in going into the last corners of the run and you know when you want a brake, brakes are going to work, so yeah, that’s pretty much cool.Alex Marin

The Brigade Team with Galfer Brakes


The Brigade Team with Galfer Brakes



These new sporting agreements signify a major step forward for us, as the downhill discipline is the most demanding in MTB, requiring the skilled use of brakes that can make all the difference to the results. They will also give the brand more opportunities to improve and develop its braking products in conjunction with world-class riders.

We have braking products specifically designed for DH such as the G1554T Pro compound brake pads (green), which don’t need breaking in and have a superior braking performance, and the G1851 Advanced compound brake pads (red), for extreme muddy terrain conditions. Along with the pads, the oversized ø223 mm Wave brake discs (and also the standard size ø203 mm and ø180 mm, with a thickness of over 2.0 mm), give the Galfer Bike brake combo braking power that is far superior to the original material, of particular value in downhill competitions.

For more information, please visit: www.galferbike.com


29 Comments

  • 39 2
 Amaury Peirron uses brakes as much as an Audi driver uses they’re indicators!
  • 22 0
 Those Audi drivers sure are indicators.
  • 6 2
 @L0rdTom: it's all in the acronyms - AUDI = A**hole Usually Drives It
  • 1 0
 @sewer-rat: I forgive audi cuz audi nines is sick
  • 6 0
 Meh! Brakes only slow you down #brakelessforeva
  • 4 0
 Been using 223/203 discs with the cheaper black pads on hope v4's for over a year - killer combo!
  • 2 0
 just got a set of their floating rotors and pro pads in the mail the other day--- pumped to try them out!
  • 4 0
 Notice how in this press release they were too lazy to photoshop out the logo on the brake calliper Smile
  • 1 1
 But they did it in the previous one.
  • 4 0
 We noticed the team press release did that. Since we service almost all disc brake and believe we improve on them, we're not biased on what system you run!
  • 1 0
 in the mtb world there seems to be more Ferraris than toyota's or maybe it's just that most websites and youtube channels focus on the super bikes . Fortunately i don't need such a super bike , but i have to admit it's fun to read about them .
  • 1 0
 @galferusa, my Guide RSCs have hated the winter. I’ve tried several aftermarket pads but can’t get rid of the howling. It’s most prominent on XC/trail rides where the rotors and pads have a chance to cool off and get wet—lots of howling unless a descent is long enough to heat things up. Any chance your pads/rotors would help under those conditions?
  • 1 0
 Ha! I just got rotor and pad set ups from Galfer for both my bikes! Fantastic upgrade to shimano IMO. They look killer as a bonus. And no more rattling pads!
  • 3 0
 Braking like the pros!!!!!
  • 3 1
 That washer under that caliper *facepalm*
It screams quality...
  • 3 1
 Or frame/bracket alignment issue perhaps? Almost all Sram brakes have the concave/convex washers under them until the G2 and even then I see them shimmed occasionally.
  • 2 1
 @bman33: but that disc mount is flat and the adapter is flat. It‘s just a flat washer instead of a correct sized adapter. Nothing convex/concave there.
My humble opinion.
  • 1 1
 @Flosse: Agree, it is flat. My point is the misalignment could be the frame, the hub, the disc, the brake, the adapter, or all of these above. I have switched a set of Hopes I have between 6 or so bikes, some fit like a glove, some needs slight shims on one bolt or both...
  • 7 0
 @bman33 @Flosse, probably not misalignment.

Sram DH brake rotors are 200mm & 220mm, while everyone else uses 203mm & 223mm. Considering they were sponsored by Sram last season, Commencal would've deliberately designed the bracket to interface with Sram's 200mm rotors. Now that they're using Galfer rotors at 203/223, they need 1.5mm-thick washers under the caliper to clear the rotor. For the race teams, I wouldn't be surprised if we see custom dropouts specifically for 203mm & 223mm. For mass production though, it makes more sense to just have one bracket at 200mm and use the combination of washers & adapter bracket so that the rider can use any available brake.
  • 2 1
 @kbeutin:
yes of course, understood. makes sense. however, it looks like it was homemade. if i were galfer, i would have developed my own adapter for this case. and actually I just wanted to express that: D
  • 1 0
 Interesting they are not using the floating Galfer rotors.
  • 1 0
 2mm thick disc fits in a shimano caliper?
  • 2 0
 Yes! Many customers are running this setup
  • 1 0
 Does Galfer sell/produce full brakesets?
  • 5 0
 No, we specialize in high performance friction materials so pads and rotors are our game!
  • 4 4
 Surely there is a less ugly way to design a brake mount, hey Commencal?
  • 4 0
 that's an old frame if im not mistaken but i agree
  • 3 0
 @185cm79kg18cm: no, it's a new prototype. Probably to allow them to change from a 27.5 to a 29 rear wheel if they want to. The production frames don't have those dropouts anymore
  • 4 0
 @185cm79kg18cm: epic nickname dude

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