Sea Otter - Formula Disc Brakes

May 6, 2009
by Tyler Maine  
Formula Brakes have been pumping out top quality stoppers for years now. At this year's Sea Otter Classic, Chris Costello took the time to walk us through the line up and tell us about changes to the program.

Check out the video and pics inside:Formula Brakes is stoked to bring out the all new R1 brake. It's their lightest offering to date at 270 grams. Forged caliper and master cylinders keep it light, but the braking power surpasses its XC orientation. Check out this new brake as Chris explains all the details in the video:

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Formula Brakes:

Cut aways of brakes:

View all the Sea Otter Classic pics HERE.


  • 12 1
 a little too "selly" in the vid. tight looking brakes though.
  • 10 1
 he was very selly with the other brand 'Chub' too. this guys got his fingers in every cooky jar! haha
  • 3 0
 you can't expect a formula rep to be unbiased
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flag serbian (May 6, 2009 at 10:49) (Below Threshold)
 I fucking hate Californians. Brakes look good though.
  • 3 0
 I would love a set of The One's but there a little pricey! But I'm sue there worth it Wink
  • 10 2
 Serbian, us Californians hate you too.
  • 8 5
 serbian, who cares where you live, as long as you ride!
  • 5 0
 Who cares where you live, OR if you ride, just if you treat all people with respect.
  • 0 0
 Im sure california shits on wherever you live
  • 9 0
 wasn't that that same dude that was representing Chub hubs and said "all the cool kids are buying them"? lol
  • 4 1
 Love my The ones and oro puro's!
  • 3 1
 I love my The Ones to,best brake ever made
  • 0 0
 If the guy knew what he was doing at Brembo, why is he now with Formula? Not saying they're bad brakes, just seems kind of weird. Just because he worked at Brembo doesn't mean he's Jesus.
  • 0 0
 To design brakes for Formula and taking the technology from the Moto world is alway's a strong point at Formula.It's already on The One brake
  • 0 0
 I'm not going to lie so from my simple lever squishy test evaluation, my ultimate's felt a lot more fluid and not gross feeling... but who knows, maybe I'm just super biased
  • 3 1
 Good ~ ~ very detailed
  • 2 1
 i like the cutaways ive never actually seen how hydro brakes worked...
  • 0 0
 The only complaint I have about my ORO K24 is that the lever sits miles away from the bar.
  • 0 0
 Eh? 174: "You have three different pad options - sintered...and organic with alloy backed pads" - so what's the third?
  • 0 0
  • 1 0
 formula is stepping up in the world.
  • 0 0
 Very good brakes, nice modulation, low maintenance. Easy to service, similar to avids.
  • 1 0
 You and I must be servicing much different formula's.
  • 0 0
 Hmmm maybe. Mine are 3-4 years old. Shimano - easy, Hayes - messy.
  • 0 0
 Ride "The One's" , you will see how extra pistons are not required. They're sick light and they work awesome.
  • 1 0
 Formula rule
  • 0 0
 what are the first rotors>?
  • 0 0
  • 0 1
 Formula Should consider making a 4 piston brake. Like the new design.
  • 2 3
 wow nice
  • 15 1
 dammn those discs are nice, definitly worth it though formula makes some amazing brakes
  • 0 0
 Yeah they are cool. :p
  • 0 0
 im riding The Ones right now and honestly i wont go for another company after these! so amazing! and power too! im running a rear 6inch disk on my dh bike!
  • 0 0
 hhhuuumm bt dont hope spring ta minde when u look at them discs? lol nice thow
  • 0 0
 what andy9 said - my Ones are tremendulous - I'm running 8"F and 7"R but then, I'm a big guy :-)
  • 0 0
 lots of people run 6" disks in the rear on their dh bikes.. im sure a bb7 whould give you all the power you need in the rear.. the front is what gives you stopping power.
  • 0 1
 I don't use a whole heap of front brake. Ever.
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