Trickstuff Announces New 4-Piston Brake Caliper

Jun 23, 2022
by Trickstuff  

PRESS RELEASE: Trickstuff

We have updated our 4-piston caliper on the Direttissima and Piccola Carbon HD brakes. It replaces the C41 brake caliper and comes with technical updates and free upgrades for waiting customers. But why change a product when it is already setting the standard for high performance in the first place?

We pride ourselves on producing the highest quality brakes. The design of our products is technically minimalistic; our Direttissima and Piccola brake systems are still up-to-date, even timeless, after seven years. During this time, thanks to their outstanding performance, they have made demanding athletes happy worldwide. Direttissima and Piccola HD convinced the press with test wins in renowned magazines. Our C41 four-piston brake caliper has been used on both models so far.

If we want to continue to occupy the undisputed top spot, we mustn't rest on our oars. That's why we updated the technology and design of the four-piston caliper.

New shape

The design of the C42 approaches that of our C22PM and C22FM two-piston calipers. The new Trickstuff design remains subtle but becomes more edgy and modern. The C42 also adopts the convenient bleeding port of its little brother, the C22.

New brake pad shape

The brake pad 850 Power+ guarantees the availability of replacement parts anywhere in the world. The new C42 brake caliper shares the pad shape with the SRAM Guide, Ultimate (T, R, RS, RSC) and other SRAM brakes. This shape ensures an unproblematic supply of spare parts all over the world. All Trickstuff brakes are approved for use with third-party brake discs and pads. If you don't have a Trickstuff POWER or STANDARD brake pad at hand, you can find replacements in almost every bike shop in the world.

Perfect alignment with every post mount socket

Unfortunately, standard does not always mean standard. We put effort into achieving the highest level of precision and sticking to industry standards. In recent years we have found various deviations from the post mount brake assembly standard on frames and forks. In some cases, this seems to be due to variations in manufacturing; in other cases, it looks like a deliberate deviation from the norm. The reason for this is usually not important to our customers. The only important thing is that the new Trickstuff brakes fit every frame or fork. Those shiny stoppers were expensive so they better don't give you any trouble. The C42 offers more tolerance to fluctuations in the implementation of the assembly standard. For the customer, this means an even more carefree assembly without any performance loss.

Availability and free upgrade for open orders

All open orders that were placed with a C41 brake caliper are being delivered with a C42 caliper instead. In fact, they have been since January 2022. This applies to all open orders for Direttissima and Piccola Carbon HD that were still ordered with the previous model C41. These orders will all be upgraded with the new C42 brake caliper at no extra charge. Despite the higher MSRP, waiting customers will receive the new caliper as a free upgrade. We want to give our customers more fun on the trail and easier maintenance of their bikes with a better product.

Taken by Adrian Vesenbeckh

Information

Trickstuff Direttissima (MY2022)
• RRP 1100€ / Set
• Hose length front: 90 cm
• Hose length rear: 170 cm
• Weight: 250 g (Kevlar brake hose 70 cm, filled with oil, incl. 850 Power+ pads)
• Incl. brake pad Trickstuff 850 Power+, without brake disc, without brake adapter

Trickstuff Piccola Carbon HD (MY2022)
• RRP 1100€ / Set
• Hose length front: 90 cm
• Hose length rear: 170 cm
• Weight: 277 g (Kevlar brake hose 70 cm, filled with oil, incl. 850 Power+ pads)
• Incl. brake pad Trickstuff 850 Power+, without brake disc, without brake adapter

Trickstuff caliper C42
• RRP280€ / piece
• Weight: 107 g (w/o pads or retaining bolts)
• Incl. brake pad Trickstuff 850 Power+



152 Comments

  • 145 2
 There we have it. C42, the answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything
  • 40 2
 But not a word about 18 months of delivery lead time
  • 33 1
 Leadtimes are about the same with Tricks stuff and Deep Thought. (I don’t actually know this from experience but I heard it in the comment section so I’ve adopted it and now I’m being a dick about it. You’re welcome.)
  • 18 0
 @PHX77: Trickstuff claim that aren't any white mice managing operations at their factory, but we're currently unsure if they've just gotten really good at hiding or the entire upper management have been replaced with interdimentional beings and they're denying everything.
  • 3 1
 But can Deep Thought whip?
  • 3 0
 @pakleni: it might just go up to 42 months as well…
  • 6 1
 C=carbon 12.011
42= (6 x 9)= 54. (What do you get when you multiply 6x9) in base "13" , the number expressed as “42” is equal to (4 x 13) + 2 = 54. In the binary system, or base 2, 42 is written as 101010.
Everything equals, more or less 42!
  • 5 0
 @lehott: the weird thing is your name has 6 letters along with your country, 4 + 2 = 6......
  • 3 0
 will each order come with a towel?
  • 56 0
 Nice brakes, brutal price and ridiculous waiting time. I'd buy some 2 pot Curas instead for 200€ a set
  • 75 0
 1100€ for brakes I won't have any problem stopping cause I'll have to sell my bike to buy them
  • 33 1
 After years on Shimano and SRAM I finally bit the bullet on 2 pot Curas in 2019. Three years later I can't understand why they aren't everyone's brake. I haven't bled them in the entire three years they've been on my bike, at this point I'm just doing it as an experiment. Lighter than XTR, no wandering bite point, raced in world cups, no DOT fluid, incredible modulation and as powerful as other brand's 4 pots. Why are these such a sleeper?
  • 8 0
 @Mtmw: have been using 4pot curas for the last 18 months after years of hassle with hope and shimano brakes , haven’t touched the curas in that time , not even had to bleed them , still as good since the first ride……
  • 2 1
 Would really, really like to give the Cura a try. Do you think the 2pot version is sufficient (lighter rider, trailriding, 130mm Stumpy)? Do they work with Shimano discs? Thanks for the help!
  • 3 0
 @ullsen: The 2 pot brake was good enough for Loic Bruni and Finn Iles in the DH worldcup. Go read the pinkbike review about them. They are plenty powerful and are probably better than the 4 pot curas which sometimes get sticky pistons. Yeah, you should be fine with shimano rotors.
  • 1 0
 @bashhard: Thanks Kollege, appreciate it ;-)
  • 2 1
 @ullsen: I have been riding the two-pots on my 160mm Ripmo with Shimano Ice-Tech rotors for three years. Zero problems, zero bleeds. 2000-foot continuous descending, 9-minute runs, absolutely no heat change. On my fifth+ set of pads. Totally happy with the power on the steepest double-blacks I ride. As noted earlier in this thread - Finn Isles podium'd world cups with this 2-piston on his bike, none of us are going to push this equipment anywhere near the level of world cups. i've never gotten close to the physical limits of these brakes.

@pedro46: same experience here, glad to hear it. sounds like it's not just me.
  • 4 0
 @Mtmw: Thanks so much for the valuable insight! Just placed my order (last 2 pieces at bike24 & super curious to try them. I've been on Shimanos forever (plus a set of mediocre Guides) but have read nothing but praise for the Curas.
  • 3 0
 +1 for the 2 pot curas, add galfer discs and their green pads, amazing power and modulation and cheaper than other top brakes.
  • 4 0
 @ullsen: Used manny brakes on many bikes and always returning to Formulas at the end. Still have my The One that changed 6 DH bikes. Simple, efficient, good price, and a ton of power. I would say Cura 4 is a bit more subtle and fade-prone than C2. Cura 2 is a bit grabby(if you like that) but still excellent in any regard. If you have under 70kg i think it's enough for any type of riding. I still opted for C4 with a carbon lever which suits my needs a bit better. You will not regret whatever you chose. And whichever you chose, buy an extra few pairs of brake pads. They are wearing a bit faster than on Shimano/Magura/Sram brakes.
  • 2 0
 @SasaAbazovic: Wow, thank you. So much help in the comments section, who would have thought ;-) I just pulled the trigger on the 2pots and will decide on original vs. Galfer replacement pads (as suggested by @forgotmyloginagain1) when I've spent some time with them. Can't wait ...
  • 2 0
 @SasaAbazovic: I really wish I could rebuild my The Ones… really do! Favorite brakes ever. I have the Minnaar editions too and the things I’d do to still use them
  • 1 1
 @Mtmw: because magura's for 40% less. that's why.
  • 4 1
 @Mtmw: My Cura's were the worst brakes I've ever owned. Right off the bat, you can't get the lever close enough to the bar, add to that there were not very powerful (regardless of pad) and faded easy. Gave up after 6 months.
  • 2 0
 @ullsen: Cura use 1.8mm rotors so Shimano, Galfer, etc would work. For your weight and travel 2pot should be good I would think
  • 3 0
 @OnTheRivet: That sucks man. I should note I run the Cura 2, unsure if you had the same brake. I've never experienced a lack of power or brake fade, but the lever-bar distance is absolutely a real thing and it isn't adjustable without replacing the lever. I replaced the lever. Brakes like saddles can be personal.

@conoat: I love Maguras and enjoyed running their hydraulic rim brakes in 2001. I wasn't able to find a weight-competitive Magura option for less than double what I paid for Curas back in 2019, but prices and options have changed. I can't argue with Magura, they're a great company.
  • 3 0
 Anybody has experience with both Curas and Hayes Dominions (A4)? Read great things about both of them and at some point want a replacement for my Zee brakes that keep losing friction on the pads and start squealing. Not a fan of SRAM brakes.
  • 6 2
 @Mtmw: the problem with your line of thought is that you are correlating speed and skill to heat in brakes. In actuality, the pros brake short and hard, and everyone else brakes more and longer....more and longer is what heats brakes up. Pros are putting the least amount of heat into the system.
  • 2 1
 @Mac1987: Sounds like brake fluid or chain lube on your pads with the zees. Either that or not hard short braking and they're getting cooked and glazed. Not sure another brand of brake will fix that entirely...but there is always a chance that bigger rotors, stronger brakes, or most importantly improving your braking strategy will help.
  • 2 0
 @ullsen: I have 2 pot Cura on my Revel Rail, They work great, They have more power than any 4pot brakes from Sram or Shimano, and almost every Magura 4 Pot
  • 1 0
 @DizzyNinja: no kidding, I thought that was a typo 1100?
  • 8 0
 @Mac1987: my experience of switching after using shimano brakes for more than a decade: 2 pot Curas have a very different lever feel, and they need more force to actuate. They are as grabby as xt-s but the way the braking power comes on is more dramatic.

A4-s: lightest lever pull that you can imagine without being spongy. There is just much much more "resolution" in braking power if that makes sense.

Curas are lighter and something different, but with much worse lever feel, Dominion A4-s are Zee-like but greatly improved in every way possible.
imo
  • 1 2
 @takeiteasyridehard: That makes sense.
My guess is the people considering these pricey brakes are already excellent riders who can enjoy double blacks.
  • 2 0
 @Mtmw: I liked mine ( cura 4 )but they were terribly close to the rotors, getting them rubfree was a real challenge. Hayes Dominion A 4 is the brake for me.
  • 4 0
 @Mac1987: I agree with @ben314 - I ran Cura 4s for a couple of years but never got on with the lever (both the blade shape and lack of 'feel'). I bought some A4s for a new ebike and was so impressed now have them on my Mega as well. The brake feel is like an improved version of 4 pot Maguras, but built so much better and the master cylinders aren't made of cheese.
  • 1 0
 @Mtmw: Probably because they are not in most pro's bikes, neither in oem builds.
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: I am on my first set of A4 Dominions. Very happy with them. More power than Codes and very good modulation. Not grabby like Shimano can be. The one downside is the hoses are slighty bigger in diameter than everyone else. Internal routing on my new Stumpjumper Evo was VERY difficult. I had to lube the outside of the hose to feed it through. Even then it barely made it. What should be a 2 minute job took 2-3 hrs.
  • 2 0
 @ben314: Dominions are amazing. Only issue I have with them is parts availability. Otherwise, perfect brake.
  • 2 0
 @endoguru: how much more power than the codes? I freaking love the A2. I also like my codes
  • 1 0
 @Svinyard: Not a lot, maybe 10%, but requires less lever pressure to get the power. I’ve run Codes for years and always been very happy with the excellent modulation. My only complaint would be that no matter how well bled, the power is slightly soft at the lever. The A4 has the excellent modulation with a firmer more powerful lever feel. I suspect some of it is due to the larger diameter brake hose that doesn’t flex as much. It’s not a game changer, but it is noticeable. I wouldn’t spend the money to change out a set of perfectly good Codes. I was building a new frameset up and wanted to try the A4 and am glad I did.
  • 2 0
 @endoguru: Very cool, my kids run Dominion A2's with their Small-Finger-Lever. They feel like you describe, powerful with nice modulation...but a firmer feel at the lever (which I like a lot!). Better than my Codes. I also like the extra bleeding process. You can get an INSANELY nice bleed for an extra 5-10mins of effort.
  • 1 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: this was my thought as well, but they'll be fine if you keep riding them. Put the bike away for a couple of weeks and friction is gone. I use 203mm discs and tried both sintered and organic IceTec pads. They aren't glazed over and I really pay attention to short strong braking over dragging the brakes. During a whole week of Leogang they were fine. Put them away after a ride in the Netherlands (translation is "lowlands" for a reason ) and they'll be buggered. There's no correlation with lubing chains and it happens a bit less with the organic pads.
3 of my friends have the same problems with their Shimano brakes. Never had this with SRAM brakes, although they were far worse for lift assisted days.
If you Google on MTBR for example, there are loads of people with the same problems they go away after swapping brakes. Maybe it's micro leakage at the caliper or something in the pad compound (although Cube pads do the same thing to a degree...). We've all given up on fixing it and just sand the pads and throw them in the oven at 200 C for 15 minutes to make them work again. Would be nice if this wouldn't be needed though...
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: yeah definitely sounds like a very slight leak in the caliper seals. I had that problem with guides. If I rode them for a few hours, the braking got pretty good with time. That was just the heat of the braking evaporating the dot 5.1. After the bike was put away for a few days, the braking performance got so bad again I couldn't block my brake pushing the bike.
After some time the leak got worse and was visible as wet spots on the back of the brake pads. After changing the seals, the problem went away
  • 2 0
 @Mac1987: I've ran several pairs of The Ones, RO and RXO and every set has been great. Very little maintenance of any, probably bled them once every year or two just to refresh the fluid. Loved the shape, power, modulation. The last pair of RO annoyed me a little as the lever pivot hole wore out instead of the bushing so it rattled around a bit. Overall if highly recommend them for anything including DH. I've never tried the Cura but I'm sure they're similar.

I'm currently running Hayes and have to say they've been faultless, super light lever action, nice to bleed with the double port on the caliper and easy to set up with the little grub screw to align the caliper to the disk. The last two things are a nice addition over anything else on the market but it wouldn't be a deal breaker over the Formulas,I rate both highly.

Paul Aston has done a review of the Formulas and highly rates them.

TBH I'm surprised you don't see more of both companies in the trails.
  • 1 0
 @stormracing: I tear up the rear hose and if I find some used and long enough I will rebuild them for sure. The biggest problem is that bikes are now too long for old-school rear brake hose lengths hahaBig Grin
  • 16 0
 The wait for brakes is awfully long, but equally bad is if anything goes wrong with the brake once you finally receive it. I've been trying to sort out a warranty issue for over a month, with no ability to call them and e-mail responses can vary between a day and a week. Extremely frustrating.
  • 10 7
 The intend and trickstuff hipsters will defend this
  • 8 0
 @KalkhoffKiller: not the same thing. trickstuff is a mess, cornelius is great. i own both
  • 14 0
 I’m in the uk. Broke a part on the bleed kit for my Direttissimas. Emailed truckstuff and they had a new part sent out immediately completely free of charge.
  • 8 0
 @Worley1: have had same experience. Great service.
  • 17 0
 @Worley1: pretty sure you paid for that part….You just did it when you bought $1,100.00 brakes…
  • 6 0
 I have Maxima brakes. Service has been amazing. Any bits that broke, due to crashes, I have had in four days from Germany to UK. Never had to pay a thing either.
  • 5 3
 @PACNW-MTB: don't knock them till you try them. Everyone that has tried mine, instantly wants them
  • 1 0
 @Korbi777: you own cornelius?
  • 3 0
 @endorium: slow your roll and show me where I knocked them.
  • 2 0
 @takeiteasyridehard: as a very good client for 3 years, yes
  • 20 0
 Will the new calipers work with Alhonga levers?
Asking for a friend.
  • 1 0
 yes
  • 9 0
 Trickstuff is one of the few brands that makes aftermarket "upgrade" parts that are actually superior to other stuff. So....if you feel the compelling need for the best brakes, have deep pockets and aren't in a hurry to score a set, these are really the best engineered and made MTB brakes out there.

Not many fancy-pants parts manufacturers can make that claim.
  • 11 4
 Chris King and Push Industries are the same. Both make absolutely suberb products.
  • 8 2
 @drjonnywonderboy: Not sure I'm with you on either of those examples
  • 1 0
 @oldmanhucking: i have a Chris King bottom Bracket that is 12 years old and goes from bike to bike and I moved the traditional headset over from 5 bikes until standards change. The Push elevensix shock is the best I have ever used. I have had two of them, although I currently use an Ohlins shock due to a bike theaft.
  • 9 0
 Be nice to include a date for when they'll be accepting new orders; they're coming up on 6 month since they started their ERP/web store migration.
  • 1 0
 right? at least it's not 404'ing anymore i guess? but just says:

"www.trickstuff-shop.de
"
  • 1 0
 actually, i was wrong. someone else pointed out that the new website is active, but their webstore is not yet running.

the new url is: trickstuff.de

not www.trickstuff-shop.de
  • 12 1
 Made from German Unobtainium....
  • 13 3
 they should co-brand with SUPREME
  • 5 0
 I’m imagining an a short film:

Intro scene with our lonely hero proudly ordering a set of trickstuff brakes. Next day he meets a girl. They date, spend months traveling the world, and finally get married. Then they’re pregnant - twins!

Cut to the UPS guy pulling up with a trickstuff package.
  • 9 0
 available in 2025?
  • 43 0
 I admire your optimism Smile
  • 2 0
 Funny enough, I was looking for 6 months for a pair of Piccola, suddenly there were few sets available at Bike24. Never entered my credit card number that fast in my life.
  • 6 0
 Are the weights correct? I thought the Direttissima was supposed to be the DH/burlier/heavier master cyl.
  • 3 0
 Maxima is the DH brake
  • 7 0
 @tomhoward379: You're right, but I had to dig further because the Piccola is def supposed to be the lightest master they make:

Piccola weight is 177g, not 277g, according to the TrickStuff website. Feel slightly less insane now.
  • 1 0
 @delta5: Piccola is 2-pot XC weight weenie brake. Piccola HD shares the same calipers as the Direttissima, with a smaller reservoir and light levers. The caliper pistons are hollow, making the calipers superlight, but super powerful
  • 3 0
 @baronKanon: even the regular Piccola is better and stronger than basically all other brakes anyway (except for other Trickstuff ones).
  • 3 0
 Yeah, I mean....the waiting list is ridiculous but I'm not going back to any other brake.
I've been lucky enough to own a set of Piccolas, a set of Direttissimas and currently a mix of Maxima calioers with Direttissima levers.
Good thing (for me) is that I've always sold them for more than I paid for them, so happy days!!!
  • 6 1
 "The C42 offers more tolerance to fluctuations in the implementation of the assembly standard."

So they have slotted mounting holes? ...Like every other brake on the market
  • 4 0
 I would love it if brake manufacturers included grub screws (thread on brake caliper, perpendicular to mounting bolt) so fine alignment was something you can mechanically manipulate, I've never understood why they don't do that.
  • 1 0
 @DaveRobinson81: I'm failing to search up the reference, but I remember seeing this exact design on some new brake design within the last year or two. I think it was a pretty small/boutique brand.
  • 4 0
 @DaveRobinson81: isn’t this what the Hayes Dominion A4 do? One adjusts their position sideways with screws.
  • 1 0
 @mitochris: That's the one! Not too boutique after all, but not really sold as OEM on complete bikes either.
  • 1 0
 @mitochris: I guess that's another reason to try them sometime... what buggers me is why it isn't 'standard' - such a simple thing to do, would make a world of difference.
  • 1 0
 @DaveRobinson81: I can recommend them. But you need the thicker rotor too.
  • 6 0
 They haven't had a website for 6 months but are putting out press releases?
  • 3 0
 They have a website it's just you get the wrong one if you search for Trickstuff. Use trickstuff.de, not trickstuff-shop.de
  • 3 0
 Or Hayes Dominions. They are your forever brake. Tons of power but also enough control, unlike super grabby brakes in the wet. They also have an amazing kids lever (SFL) which helps to not make the brake feel like total shite when the lever reach is dialed in closer to the bar (unlike shimano).
  • 2 0
 I have a set of Tricktuff brakes. Best brakes I have ever owned.

BUT

How can any company even keep afloat selling so little? They might be great brakes but their lead-time and vague customer service makes them pretty much a non-starter. Why launch new tech when you can't even make the current range?
  • 1 0
 They might be selling a shite ton more than you think. Also, they are a very small and niche company based in germany.
  • 6 1
 Wow, prices have increased alot
  • 1 0
 10%
  • 1 11
flag chocolate-thunder (Jun 23, 2022 at 9:51) (Below Threshold)
 Because people are tired of subpar OEM brakes that are included on most bikes, and some people have the budget for the Ferrari because the Camry just isn’t cutting it around the track. I guess if you’re back ordered, you can test-shift that supply:demand curve upwards.
  • 10 5
 @chocolate-thunder:

lol camry not cutting around the track !? funny how 99% of pro enduro and dh riders DON'T ride trickstuff and are faster than all of us here so we dont need those ferraris...I'll gladly stick with my camry and save 1500$
  • 3 3
 @Charlotroy: quite a lot of them put trick stuff pads in their sponsors brakes and don’t tell anyone.
  • 1 0
 @Charlotroy: sure, just that the pros also have a mechanic that cares for or replaces those brakes regularly.
  • 1 2
 @zwnte: I've never replaced my brakes on my dh and enduro bike, they simply work all the times. Worst case a quick bleed takes 10 minutes. Oh and because of the pandemic I was basically paid to my ride my bikes full time, so they saw a TON of abuse so your explanation is garbage sorry
  • 1 0
 @Charlotroy:
i'm not even disagreeing with you

this are two different storys .... you're lucky with with the brakes you use, i wasn't, i had 3 or 4 leaking levers on my brake - always the same problem. This would not be a problem for a pro to make him change the brakebrand/type because he would simply have new levers every few month...

your argument is even valid for probably every part on the bike - every pro will be faster than me on cheapest mtb tyres, no matter which one i'm allowed to use ;-)
  • 1 0
 Recently switched to Magura MT7 - savage brake power w decent modulation. (Stronger than Codes, but don't modulate as well - IMO.) Much easier on my little girl hands. I.e. don't need to spend $1200 to get top stopping power.
  • 4 0
 42 months until back in stock
  • 2 0
 You had me at “design remains subtle but becomes more edgy and modern”. I’m all about the edgy…please take my kidney as a down payment…
  • 2 0
 Had the pleasure of installing these on a new Scott Spark Ultimate and i can say they are some of the nicest brakes I've ever touched.
  • 1 0
 ...some of...?
  • 3 0
 Does anyone know if the Maxima braided hoses will fit in a Ripmo v2?
  • 4 1
 I emailed trickstuff directly to ask about my bike model, and I got a response later that same day.
  • 1 0
 Yes, but after a few wet rides/washes/dust ingress....they may as well be cemented in there for good. Some people put a bead of silicone sealant at the frame/cable entrances....I've been told it works. I would get the lighter duty silicone that softens when heated for removal
  • 2 0
 Some one please explain why they have two such different master cylinders
  • 24 0
 It's tricky stuff
  • 3 0
 @DizzyNinja: your answer was direttissima
  • 1 0
 One is the super light xc lever the other is the trail/enduro lever
  • 3 1
 @Worley1: so they make a enduro lever for an enduro brake and an XC lever for an enduro brake?
  • 2 0
 Order today for delivery by 2026....
  • 3 1
 Waiting for the ebike specific ones.
  • 1 0
 @Trickstuff Just curious, so would using Trickstuff pads in SRAM guides make the Guides have more power than with SRAM pads?
  • 4 2
 There’s a 20-25% increase in power in any brake when using truck stuff red power pads but they won’t last. Run metallics if you aren’t already. Sram or trick stuff metallics are the best.
  • 1 0
 I think that is the idea. Trickstuff make different kinds of pads, wich aren‘t even more expensive than Shimano or sram pads (at least where I‘m from). They have „power“ pads and then some more durability-focused but still strong pads, I think
  • 2 1
 I tried Trickstuff Power pads in my Guide REs - loads of power to start with. Basically dissolved (straight down to the metal) the first time I used them on a wet gritty ride. Went back to SRAM sintered, which have ok power and last ages. If you're the sort of person who fits fresh tyres and pads for race day, then they might be worth it, but otherwise I wouldn't recommend
  • 5 1
 @mountainsofsussex: They’re for racing or just for a treat in the day at a bike park because they have more power and modulation than any other pad and never overheat and they’re an absolute joy to use. Trick stuff or sram metallics for regular use. The German mags have tested it and trick stuff pads are the only aftermarket pad company that out performs stock sram and shimano pads.
  • 1 0
 ...and...here we are at the end....trolling complete for tonight. See ya all in the morning.
  • 1 0
 Would be interesting to understand why the Maxima’s didn’t get any sort of upgrade?
  • 5 5
 Old news, trickstuff have been sending out brakes with the new caliper for months
  • 11 2
 From the press release: "All open orders that were placed with a C41 brake caliper are being delivered with a C42 caliper instead. In fact, they have been since January 2022."
  • 4 1
 @mikekazimer: all open orders are still open
  • 8 0
 @mikekazimer: Mine arrived in March 2022, having ordered in March 2020, with the C41 caliper.
  • 3 0
 @tomhoward379: oooof. Stinger
  • 6 0
 @tomhoward379, wow, that's some impressive patience. Was it worth the wait, even with the C41 caliper?
  • 17 0
 @mikekazimer: depends. Objectively, not even close. There are brakes that are 80% as good, for 30% the price, that you can have tomorrow. Subjectively, they’re amazing, super powerful, feel lovely, look incredible and I wouldn’t change them for the world. Would I order another set? Things would have to significantly improve on the customer service/non product related areas.
  • 4 0
 So some clarification from Trickstuff, because my brakes were custom built (silver calipers and lever body, black reservoir caps and black lever blades) they were not subject to the normal build process, thus no upgrade.
  • 2 1
 Too bad Father’s Day just passed. These would have been an amazing gift
  • 2 0
 You must be a father
  • 2 0
 The Rolex of brakes
  • 2 0
 More like the Patek of brakes.
  • 1 0
 @EdSawyer: correct, because "you never actually own a Trickstuff brake"
  • 1 1
 That's a typo...right?
No one is actually charging 1100€ for a brake... right?
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 According to Cam Zink...they have so much powerful brake force and modulation (how much it slows you down before locking up the wheel) that people following his lines can't pace themselves the same way because they try to mimic his braking points and its just noticeably not the same...Talking about fast guys too, no slack.

That's what sold me on these brakes...but I stick to the Hayes Dominion A4's. I favor reliable accessibility (spare parts/warranty) and affordable price..also strong bite power. (2.0mm thick rotor too, less likely to warp + diffuses heat better because its more metal)
Trickstuff will be on the next dream build..thats for sure
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 @EvoRidge: To be fair Dominion A 4 with 220 Galfer (regular) rotors and organic pads are already pretty dope -would love to try trickstuffs though
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 Trust me, resell in Germany on new sets is highter, especially on Maxima brakes, eur 1500 or more is no exception
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 Ya no thanks. No rotors in the price and adaptors. If I’m ever gonna spend that much I’d just machine my own.
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 3 Nm doesn't sound like much mineral oil
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 No bicycle brake is worth $1,200. Unless it comes with carbon ceramic brake disc rotors too...sheesh
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 Sram pads does that mean they now squeal when you brake?
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 Available in 2035
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 Now pink bike run a test against the chained copy.
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 This is actually a very good idea!
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 When will the Trixer ever go back into production?
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 hopefully never. That thing gave me ptsd.
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 @gabriel-mission9: How come? I've never seen one in person but I'd be tempted to buy one if we crossed paths.
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 @barp: they were really popular amongst slopestyle riders a while back. Which meant loads of my customers back in the day ran them. Every single one needed bleeding every couple of weeks, cos they never sealed properly. For a short while I was doing about 5 brake bleeds a day...
There is a bloody good reason all the pros run cable gyros now. They work far better.
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 @gabriel-mission9: Thanks, good to know! Maybe that's why they discontinued it.
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 One billion dollars.





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