Tags: Brakes
David Arthur    Aug 2, 2019
Review: Hope's Race Evo E4 Disc Brakes are Beautifully Made, with Lovely Modulation Review: Hope's Race Evo E4 Disc Brakes are Beautifully Made, with Lovely Modulation
Hope's Race Evo E4 brakes are intended for everyone from trail rides to enduro racers looking to shed a few grams.
Mike Levy    Jul 26, 2019
Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes Review: Shimano's All-New XT 4-Piston Brakes
Is Shimano's XT M8120 four-piston brake new and improved, or just new?
Mike Kazimer    Jul 23, 2019
Check Out: Flat Fixing Tools, BMX Books, Big Rotors & More - July 2019 Check Out: Flat Fixing Tools, BMX Books, Big Rotors & More - July 2019
See what made this month's Check Out, including giant rotors, clever tire repair tools, and a high-end camera pack.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 12, 2019
DH Bike Tech: Super-Sized Brake Rotors DH Bike Tech: Super-Sized Brake Rotors
200, 220, 246mm... Just how big can brake rotors get?
Ralf Hauser    Jul 4, 2019
Randoms Part 1 - Eurobike Media Days 2019 Randoms Part 1 - Eurobike Media Days 2019
Casting our eye over new bikes from Nicolai and Conway and tech from Magura, Pro and DT Swiss.
D. Voss    Jun 19, 2019
Video: Magura Concept Integrates Brake Hoses Into Handlebars for Cable-Free Cockpit Video: Magura Concept Integrates Brake Hoses Into Handlebars for Cable-Free Cockpit
MCi is a new concept from Magura that could pave the way for super clean set ups.
Sarah Moore    May 1, 2019
Tech Briefing: Suspension, Brakes, Bikes & More - May 2019 Tech Briefing: Suspension, Brakes, Bikes & More - May 2019
A monthly round-up of the latest tech - including gear from Fox, TRP, OneUp, and more.
Matt Miller    Apr 19, 2019
Video: Using a Brake Power Meter to See How & When We Brake Video: Using a Brake Power Meter to See How & When We Brake
See how a brake power meter reveals your braking habits.
Jake Diaz    Apr 12, 2019
Video: Hayes' JUnit Line Includes Forks, Controls, Wheels and Brakes For Kids Video: Hayes' JUnit Line Includes Forks, Controls, Wheels and Brakes For Kids
Hayes shrinks kit from Manitou, Protaper, SunRingle and more for smaller riders
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Mike Levy    Apr 5, 2019
Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes Review: SRAM's New G2 Ultimate Brakes
SRAM's new trail and enduro brake put to the test.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 28, 2019
SRAM Announces New G2 Four Piston Brakes SRAM Announces New G2 Four Piston Brakes
The next generation of SRAM's Guide brakes has arrived, with a claimed 7% increase in power, along with better heat management.
Mike Levy    Mar 28, 2019
Suspension, Anti-Lock Brakes, and a Dropper Post Cable Kit - Taipei Cycle Show 2019 Suspension, Anti-Lock Brakes, and a Dropper Post Cable Kit - Taipei Cycle Show 2019
Suntour's Aion fork gets a new PCS damper, Jagwire's Pro Dropper Cable Kit makes more sense than it sounds like, and an anti-lock gizmo for your brakes.
Trickstuff    Mar 6, 2019
Video: UR Team Visits Trickstuff Brakes in Germany Video: UR Team Visits Trickstuff Brakes in Germany
The team heads to the small manufacturer in Freiburg, Germany to see how the brakes they race are made.
Daniel Sapp    Jan 16, 2019
Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable Review: Magura's MT7 Pro Brakes Are Ultra-Customizable
Magura's MT7 Pro brake system gives solid stopping power with four pistons and four pads. With their redesigned bladders, they're also now more consistent and more easily bled.
Mike Levy    Dec 18, 2018
Review: TRP's New G-Spec Trail SL Brake Review: TRP's New G-Spec Trail SL Brake
How do TRP's new four-piston brakes stack up against the competition?
Pinkbike Staff    Dec 1, 2018
Win SRAM's Code RSC Brakeset - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway Win SRAM's Code RSC Brakeset - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
The first advent prize is a set of SRAM's most powerful brakes. Click here to enter for your chance to win.
Pinkbike Staff    Nov 20, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Ripmo or Smuggler, Powerful Brakes & Tough Tires Ask Pinkbike: Ripmo or Smuggler, Powerful Brakes & Tough Tires
Pinkbike's tech editors dish out their thoughts on the most powerful brakes on the market, the toughest plus tire, and the Ibis Ripmo vs. the Transition Smuggler.
Mike Levy    Nov 3, 2018
Braking News from Taiwan - Taipei Cycle Show 2018 Braking News from Taiwan - Taipei Cycle Show 2018
Carbon fiber, all the pistons, and spring-loaded floating rotors?
Paul Aston    Jul 8, 2018
Trickstuff Aims To Retake 'Most Powerful' Crown With New Maxima Brakes - Eurobike 2018 Trickstuff Aims To Retake 'Most Powerful' Crown With New Maxima Brakes - Eurobike 2018
Upset that other brands were challenging their claim to have the most powerful brakes in the world, Trickstuff have gone bigger to end any discussion.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 7, 2018
Review: Hayes' New Dominion A4 Brake Review: Hayes' New Dominion A4 Brake
Disc brakes evolved from riding styles that have little in common with the sport today. Hayes threw out the book and reevaluated every aspect of modern braking technique before they developed the Dominion A4. It's impressive.
Enduro World Series    Jun 29, 2018
Video: How EWS Riders Perfect Their Brake Set-Up Video: How EWS Riders Perfect Their Brake Set-Up
On the steep and gnarly trails of the Petzen and Jamnica EWS, achieving consistent lever feel and stopping power with colossal heat build-up isn’t easy. We explore the variety of approaches racers use to find the perfect brake setup.
Daniel Sapp    May 21, 2018
Review: TRP Slate T4 Brakes Review: TRP Slate T4 Brakes
TRP's four-piston brakes delivers performance and consistency at an affordable price.
Formula    May 9, 2018
Formula Announces New Cura 4 Brakes Formula Announces New Cura 4 Brakes
Formula serve up all the details of their new 4-piston brakes.
Paul Aston    May 4, 2018
Formula Cura Brakes - Review Formula Cura Brakes - Review
The Italian disc brake pioneer is back on top of the game, with remarkable power, control and just-right ergonomics
Pinkbike Staff    May 1, 2018
Ask Pinkbike: Unwanted Unclipping, Badly Bled Brakes, & Toolbox Tips Ask Pinkbike: Unwanted Unclipping, Badly Bled Brakes, & Toolbox Tips
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
   Apr 27, 2018
How To Do Doughnuts Without A Brake - Video How To Do Doughnuts Without A Brake - Video
This bonkers video might inspire you to drill holes in your tires.
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Pinkbike Staff    Apr 26, 2018
Tech Talks: Bedding in Brakes 101, Presented by Park Tool - Video Tech Talks: Bedding in Brakes 101, Presented by Park Tool - Video
In this episode, Calvin and Truman change Rae Morrison's rotors, and then bed them in with the pads for optimal performance during the Sea Otter Classic Downhill.
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D. Voss    Mar 8, 2018
Specialized Partners with Magura for 2018 Race Teams Specialized Partners with Magura for 2018 Race Teams
Loic Bruni, Jaroslav Kulhavy, Jared Graves and the rest of the Specialized enduro, gravity and XC racing teams will be using Magura brakes for 2018.
Pinkbike Staff    Feb 7, 2018
Brendan Fairclough, Matt Jones, Cedric Gracia on TRP Brakes For 2018 Brendan Fairclough, Matt Jones, Cedric Gracia on TRP Brakes For 2018
TRP share details of new and extended riders and teams they will be supporting in 2018.
SRAM    Jan 4, 2018
SRAM Announces New Budget-Friendly Guide Brakes SRAM Announces New Budget-Friendly Guide Brakes
The new Guide T brakes offer four piston stopping power that won't break the bank.
Mike Levy    Nov 17, 2017
Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes Ridden and Rated: 5 Four-Piston Brakes
Twenty pistons and all the power you'd ever need, but which brake makes the most sense for you?
Mike Levy    Oct 12, 2017
TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review TRP G-Spec Quadiem Brake - Review
Levy finds out how TRP's high-end four-piston brake compares to the status quo.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 29, 2017
SRAM Code RSC Brakes - Review SRAM Code RSC Brakes - Review
We put six months of riding in on the new Code brakes - find out how they held up.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 24, 2017
Cecile Ravanel's Quarq Electronic Brake Monitor - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017 Cecile Ravanel's Quarq Electronic Brake Monitor - Val di Sole DH World Cup 2017
Cecile Ravanel is practicing with a torque sensor that transmits braking functions to an on-board Quarq computer.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 21, 2017
Shimano Announces 4-Piston XT Brake Caliper Shimano Announces 4-Piston XT Brake Caliper
Shimano's new caliper is claimed to increase the amount of stopping power by 20% over the current two-piston XT brakes.
Mike Levy    Aug 12, 2017
Prototype Hayes DH Brake - Crankworx Whistler 2017 Prototype Hayes DH Brake - Crankworx Whistler 2017
Hayes is working on a brand new four-piston brake aimed at the downhill and enduro crowd.
Richard Cunningham    Aug 10, 2017
Magura HC3 Adjustable Brake Lever - Review Magura HC3 Adjustable Brake Lever - Review
Developed with Danny MacAskill, HC3 levers allow you to micro-adjust the power, feel, and fit of your Magura MT series brakes.
Mike Kazimer    Jul 7, 2017
Loic Bruni's Prototype Formula Brakes - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017 Loic Bruni's Prototype Formula Brakes - Lenzerheide DH World Cup 2017
Loic has a new set of custom stoppers on his Specialized Demo for the Lenzerheide DH World Cup.
Pinkbike Staff    Jun 20, 2017
Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes Ask Pinkbike: Bears, Semi-Slicks, and Brakes
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Vernon Felton    Jun 13, 2017
2 Reasons Why Your Disc Brakes Don't Work 2 Reasons Why Your Disc Brakes Don't Work
One of the most experienced wrenches in the bike industry gives us his two cents on how to tackle the two most common problems that plague disc brakes. Technique #1 isn't exactly orthodox, but it works surprisingly well....
Richard Cunningham    May 26, 2017
Magura MT Trail Brakes – Review Magura MT Trail Brakes – Review
A simple solution uses existing components to significantly enhance braking performance.
Mike Kazimer    Apr 26, 2017
SRAM's New Code Brakes - First Ride SRAM's New Code Brakes - First Ride
Borrowing heavily from SRAM's Guide brakes, the classic Codes get an overhaul.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 28, 2017
What's Going On With Loic Bruni's Brakes? - Crankworx Rotorua What's Going On With Loic Bruni's Brakes? - Crankworx Rotorua
We spotted an odd looking device hanging off of Loic Bruni's brake line in the pits at Crankworx Rotorua.
Vernon Felton    Mar 25, 2017
The New Brake That Aaron Gwin Helped Shape - Taipei Cycle Show The New Brake That Aaron Gwin Helped Shape - Taipei Cycle Show
TRP is not the first company that comes to most peoples' minds when they think of mountain bike brakes. The company's collaboration with Aaron Gwin, however, might change that. The new "G-Spec" Quadiem and Slate models both received a heavy dose of input from Gwin and are soon to hit the market. Here's the story.
Pinkbike Staff    Mar 21, 2017
Ask Pinkbike - Wide Rims, Knee Pads for XC, and Code Brakes Ask Pinkbike - Wide Rims, Knee Pads for XC, and Code Brakes
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Matt Wragg    Mar 14, 2017
A Brief History of Formula's Disc Brakes A Brief History of Formula's Disc Brakes
Take a trip to Formula's headquarters in Tuscany, Italy, the birthplace of the modern mountain bike disc brake.
Paul Aston    Feb 24, 2017
Trickstuff Direttissima Brakes - Review Trickstuff Direttissima Brakes - Review
Is spending nearly four figures trying to slow your bike down really worth it?
UR Team    Jan 24, 2017
Trickstuff Brakes Partners with Polygon UR Trickstuff Brakes Partners with Polygon UR
Polygon UR is happy to officially announce a new partnership with Trickstuff Brakes for the 2017 season.
Larry Mills    Dec 19, 2016
DP Brakes Online Store - Brake Parts at Affordable Prices DP Brakes Online Store - Brake Parts at Affordable Prices
DP has now launched a website giving bicycle customers the opportunity to purchase their bicycle brakes online at affordable prices.
Pinkbike Staff    Dec 13, 2016
Win a Shimano XT Drivetrain and Brakes - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway Win a Shimano XT Drivetrain and Brakes - Pinkbike's Advent Calendar Giveaway
Get entered in today's advent calendar and you could win an XT Drivetrain of your choice plus an XT Brakeset.
Pinkbike Staff    Nov 22, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: Brakes For a Big Guy, and Should I Drill My Frame? Ask Pinkbike: Brakes For a Big Guy, and Should I Drill My Frame?
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Pinkbike Staff    Oct 11, 2016
Ask Pinkbike: XC Bike Upgrades, Fork Offset, and Mid-Air Braking Ask Pinkbike: XC Bike Upgrades, Fork Offset, and Mid-Air Braking
Pinkbike's tech editors answer some of your most pressing forum questions.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 19, 2016
Brake Power Meter Prototype - Interbike 2016 Brake Power Meter Prototype - Interbike 2016
A new device is on the way that allows riders to see how hard and how often they're grabbing the brakes.
Paul Aston    Sep 3, 2016
Trickstuff Piccola Brakes - Eurobike 2016 Trickstuff Piccola Brakes - Eurobike 2016
Have Trickstuff engineered the world's lightest disc brake, without a dot of carbon fiber?
Mike Levy    Sep 2, 2016
Aaron Gwin's DH Brake - Eurobike 2016 Aaron Gwin's DH Brake - Eurobike 2016
TRP's G-Spec brake is the result of changes that Gwin asked for.
DEITY Components    May 24, 2016
Video: Brakeless In Virgin with Cody Gessel Video: Brakeless In Virgin with Cody Gessel
Well, this might just be one of the most creative ways to ride Virgin, Utah, that we've seen.
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Vernon Felton    Apr 15, 2016
Magura's New MT Trail Brake - Sea Otter 2016 Magura's New MT Trail Brake - Sea Otter 2016
Moto-inspired braking system pairs a four-piston front caliper with a two-piston rear caliper
Mike Levy    Apr 15, 2016
Formula's New Cura Brake - Sea Otter 2016 Formula's New Cura Brake - Sea Otter 2016
Formula makes a switch to mineral oil for their all-new Cura brake.
Olly Forster    Apr 12, 2016
SRAM Updates Guide Brake Range with S4 Caliper SRAM Updates Guide Brake Range with S4 Caliper
SRAM trickle down the S4 caliper from their Guide Ultimate brake throughout the range.
Mike Levy    Apr 5, 2016
Formula RO Racing Brakes - Review Formula RO Racing Brakes - Review
Exotic Italian brakes with a radical pull-style master cylinder put to the test.
SRAM    Feb 23, 2016
Introducing Level - SRAM's New Dual Piston Brakes Introducing Level - SRAM's New Dual Piston Brakes
SRAM's new brakes are aimed at cross-country and trail riders.
Mike Kazimer    Sep 29, 2015
Review: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes Review: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
We see if SRAM's top of the line brakes make the grade.
Paul Aston    Jun 10, 2015
Juice Lubes Brake Juice - Review Juice Lubes Brake Juice - Review
We find out if Brake Juice can bring your contaminated pads back from the dead.
Mike Kazimer    Mar 31, 2015
First Look: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes First Look: SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes
The Ultimates get carbon levers, ti hardware, and a completely new caliper.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 24, 2015
Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review Trickstuff Cleg 4 Disc Brake - Review
Upstart German component maker challenges the mighty Shimano XTR Trail Brake.
Matt Wragg    Jan 13, 2015
Factory Tour: Formula Brakes Factory Tour: Formula Brakes
Take a look at the inner workings of Formula's facility in Prato, Italy.
Dan Milner    Nov 17, 2014
Video: Trail Doctor - How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads Video: Trail Doctor - How To Replace Your Disc Brake Pads
In two minutes pro mountain biking photographer and all-round adventure nut, Dan Milner, shows you how to swap out your brake pads.
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Richard Cunningham    Nov 12, 2014
Galfer Wave Rotors and Pro Brake Pads - Review Galfer Wave Rotors and Pro Brake Pads - Review
High performance brake components from the inventor of the wave rotor.

Pinkbike Product Picks - a quick look at the products that we've been using day in and day out.
Mike Levy    Nov 11, 2014
SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review SRAM Guide RS Brake - Review
Is SRAM's new Guide brake better when it comes to power, reliability and consistency? We find out.
Kali Protectives    Sep 18, 2014
Video:  Matt MacDuff - Kali's Brakeless Assassin Video: Matt MacDuff - Kali's Brakeless Assassin
Kali Protectives are pleased to welcome Matt Macduff as their newest rider! Kali are stoked to have Matt on board, building, riding, competing and dropping Killer edits in Kali goods this season and beyond.
Mike Levy    Jul 29, 2014
FSA K-Force Brakes - Review FSA K-Force Brakes - Review
Full Speed Ahead takes on the established contenders with their K-Force brakes, and we find out how they compare.
Mike Levy    May 22, 2014
Opinion - Them's the Brakes Opinion - Them's the Brakes
Levy slows down on the introspection in order to talk about the most important component on your bike.

Opinion in weekly doses from the editors of Pinkbike
Richard Cunningham    May 21, 2014
Magura 2015 Launch: Wireless fork and Shock Controls, Four-Piston Brake Calipers, and Much More Magura 2015 Launch: Wireless fork and Shock Controls, Four-Piston Brake Calipers, and Much More
Magura Direct celebrates its tenth product launch in Sedona, Arizona, along with Uvex, SKS, Vredestein and Bosch.
Pinkbike Staff    May 20, 2014
Ask Pinkbike - Dropper Posts, Brake Pads, and Wheel Truing Ask Pinkbike - Dropper Posts, Brake Pads, and Wheel Truing
Pinkbike's tech editors weigh in on seatposts, pad compounds, and wheel maintenance basics.
Nate Collins    May 6, 2014
Tech Spotlight - Brake Piston Balancing Tech Spotlight - Brake Piston Balancing
Are your brakes acting funny? Down on power? Pads looking a little weird? It could all be down to some wonky pistons that need to be re-balanced, and we show you how to do exactly that.
Mike Levy    Apr 10, 2014
Magura's Four Piston Brake - Sea Otter 2014 Magura's Four Piston Brake - Sea Otter 2014
Magura shows off their new four piston brake that looks to up the power without upping the weight.
Richard Cunningham    Apr 10, 2014
First Look: Hayes Radar Disc Brakes - Sea Otter 2014 First Look: Hayes Radar Disc Brakes - Sea Otter 2014
Hayes switches to mineral oil for its new retro-modern brake design that weighs 280 grams and cost only $95 per side.
flag Ian Chu    Mar 27, 2014
搶先看:SRAM Guide林道用煞車 – 制動,準確,控制 搶先看:SRAM Guide林道用煞車 – 制動,準確,控制
拉桿推動油缸主軸傳遞力道,帶來出色的煞車力漸進表現。
Richard Cunningham    Mar 25, 2014
First Look: SRAM Guide Trail Brakes – Power, Precision and Control First Look: SRAM Guide Trail Brakes – Power, Precision and Control
Cam-driven master cylinder delivers instant response at the lever with seamless modulation
flag Eastern States Cup    Mar 15, 2014
DP Brakes Partners With the Eastern States Cup DP Brakes Partners With the Eastern States Cup
The Eastern States Cup has gained a new sponsor - DP Brakes.
Mike Levy    Mar 12, 2014
Brake Force One Disc Brake - Review Brake Force One Disc Brake - Review
We put Brake Force One's unique closed system brake through the wringer to see if their unorthodox approach equals more performance.
Mike Kazimer    Dec 13, 2013
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
TRP Quadiem SL brakes • Spank Oozy stem and handlebar • Ryders Eyewear Hijack sunglasses

Product Picks is a weekly feature that lets you see the latest gear that we're rocking and how it performs.
flag Ian Chu    Oct 17, 2013
Shimano Zee煞車測評 Shimano Zee煞車測評
我們測試了定位為下坡/自由騎用途的Shimano四活塞煞車系統
Mike Kazimer    Sep 21, 2013
BOX Components Prototype Drivetrain and Disc Brake - Interbike 2013 BOX Components Prototype Drivetrain and Disc Brake - Interbike 2013
There's another contender in the drivetrain and brake market on the horizon - we take a look at what BOX Components has in store.
Mike Kazimer    Aug 21, 2013
Shimano Zee Brakes - Review Shimano Zee Brakes - Review
We test Shimano's four piston brakes aimed at the downhill and freeride crowd.
Mike Levy    Aug 17, 2013
FSA K-Force Brake and Megatooth Chain Ring - Crankworx Whistler 2013 FSA K-Force Brake and Megatooth Chain Ring - Crankworx Whistler 2013
FSA gives us an exclusive look at their new K-Force brake and clever Megatooth chain ring.
flag Urge Bike Products    Jun 26, 2013
French Enduro Series - Round 1 French Enduro Series - Round 1
Samoëns Round 1 Brake Authority – Enduro Series - French Championship F.F.C.
Alasdair MacLennan    Jun 26, 2013
Hope Tech Evo V4 Brakes Review Hope Tech Evo V4 Brakes Review
We test Hope's powerful, CNC machined V4 brakes.
Mike Kazimer    Jun 17, 2013
To The Point: Disc Brake Pads To The Point: Disc Brake Pads
Fabien Barel, Brake Authority's R&D manager, sheds some light on the technology behind disc brake pads.
SRAM    Apr 16, 2013
Avid Debuts New Four Piston, Less Expensive Brakes Avid Debuts New Four Piston, Less Expensive Brakes
Four piston brakes move down the line with the addition of the Elixir 9 Trail and Elixir 7 Trail brakes from Avid.
Mike Levy    Jun 12, 2012
Tech Tuesday - Bleeding Hayes Prime Brakes Tech Tuesday - Bleeding Hayes Prime Brakes
The how-to straight from Hayes on performing a Prime brake bleed.
Matt Wragg    Apr 12, 2012
Fabien Barel On-board Testing for Brake Authority Fabien Barel On-board Testing for Brake Authority
Brake Authority have been running on-board tests with Fabien Barel to develop new compounds for their pads.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 27, 2012
Tech Tuesday – How to Bleed Formula Disc Brakes Tech Tuesday – How to Bleed Formula Disc Brakes
…Applies to the RX, Oro, R-1, The One, and Mega brakes.
Mike Levy    Mar 22, 2012
2013 Avid Four Piston X0 Trail Brake - First Ride 2013 Avid Four Piston X0 Trail Brake - First Ride
We spend three days on Avid's new four piston X0 Trail brake to see if more power is in your future.
Richard Cunningham    Mar 16, 2012
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
Park Tool TM-1 Spoke Tension Gauge • Avid Elixir 5 Brake • Mavic CrossMax SX Wheelset

Product Picks is a weekly feature that lets you see the latest gear we're riding and find out how it performed.
Matt Wragg    Jan 19, 2012
Matt Whyatt 2012 Brakeless Matt Whyatt 2012 Brakeless
Yes, it's a BMX and he hasn't managed to fit brakes to it, but bear with us...
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Matt Wragg    Jan 18, 2012
Shimano 2012 SLX Trail Brakes Long-Term Review Shimano 2012 SLX Trail Brakes Long-Term Review
Nearly all the features and performance of XTR at half the price, the new Shimano SLX brakes are worth a look.
Richard Cunningham    Jan 10, 2012
Tech Tuesday - Silence That Squeaky Disc Brake Tech Tuesday - Silence That Squeaky Disc Brake
A few reasons why they howl and a fix to make it go away.
Mike Levy    Oct 27, 2011
Avid Elixir 7 Brakes Review Avid Elixir 7 Brakes Review
Avid's new Elixir 7 brakes get put to the test. Find out inside how the redesigned Taperbore internals perform on the trail.
Richard Cunningham    Oct 18, 2011
Tech Tuesday - Bleed and Service Magura Marta Disc Brakes Tech Tuesday - Bleed and Service Magura Marta Disc Brakes
Replacing the pads and bleeding the brakes is a simple task that can save you a trip to the bike shop.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 30, 2011
Pinkbike Product Picks Pinkbike Product Picks
Shimano XTR Trail Brakes • American Classic AM 29 Tubeless Wheelset • Fox Racing Shox Kashima Coating • Morningstar Tools Rim 'Rench

Product Picks is a weekly feature that lets you see the latest gear that we're rocking and how it performs.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 23, 2011
Magura's Thor 150 AM/Trail Fork and the Affordable MT2 Brake - Interbike 2011 Magura's Thor 150 AM/Trail Fork and the Affordable MT2 Brake - Interbike 2011
Magura get it right in the long-travel trailbike class, and turns up the heat in the lightweight (and affordable) brake wars for 2012.
Richard Cunningham    Sep 10, 2011
Formula’s New Oval-Piston Brake, AM Wheels and Front Suspension – Eurobike 2011 Formula’s New Oval-Piston Brake, AM Wheels and Front Suspension – Eurobike 2011
Hard-stopping DH brake at only 361 grams per wheel is news enough, but don't tell that to Formula.
Richard Cunningham    Jul 17, 2011
Tech Tuesday - Switch Hoses Without Bleeding Your Brakes Tech Tuesday - Switch Hoses Without Bleeding Your Brakes
The factory unauthorized method. Warning: contains ghetto technology.
Mike Levy    Jun 21, 2011
Tech Tuesday - Avid Elixir Brake Pad Replacement Tech Tuesday - Avid Elixir Brake Pad Replacement
Is it time to replace the pads in your Avid Elixir brakes? Check out today's Tech Tuesday where we show you how it's done - video inside!
Lee Lau    May 19, 2011
Hygia Elite Carbon brakes Review Hygia Elite Carbon brakes Review
Good looking disc brakes from an Asian OEM manufacturer: Can they compete with the big boys?
Richard Cunningham    May 16, 2011
Magura MT-8 Disc Brake Review Magura MT-8 Disc Brake Review
Pinkbike puts the new injection-molded carbon fiber master cylinder and brake lever to the ultimate test.
Mike Levy    Apr 15, 2011
Hayes Dyno Brakes - Sea Otter Day 1 Hayes Dyno Brakes - Sea Otter Day 1
The new Dyno brake from Hayes not only comes with a lifetime leak proof warranty, but will also retail for an impressive $79 USD per end when they become available.
Mike Levy    Mar 15, 2011
Avid Unveils New 2012 Brakes Avid Unveils New 2012 Brakes
Avid debuts three new brakes for 2012, including the top tier Elixir 9 model. I spent two wonderful days at the School Of Avid in Santa Cruz, California, using the new brakes while doing my best to keep professional shredders Curtis Keene and Kyle Strait in sight. Video and all the information inside.
Mike Levy    Mar 10, 2011
2012 Magura Brakes 2012 Magura Brakes
Magura has an entirely new lineup of brakes for 2012, including their top of the line MT8 that uses a carbon thermoplastic material for the entire lever assembling - including the master cylinder. Check out the details inside.
Mike Levy    Feb 14, 2011
The Secret Life Of A Hayes V-series Rotor The Secret Life Of A Hayes V-series Rotor
We take a closer look at how a Hayes V-series rotor begins life as a massive roll of steel, and becomes the finished product that their new Prime brake system uses.
Mike Levy    Dec 28, 2010
Tech Tuesday - Avid BB7 Cable Disk Brake Setup Tech Tuesday - Avid BB7 Cable Disk Brake Setup
Avid's BB7 cable disc brake is an economical stopper that is a great low cost alternative to more expensive hydraulic brakes, but like any other component, it needs to be setup correctly to get the best results. Inside you'll find some helpful pointers to dial in your BB7, as well as a great setup video showing you the process from start to finish.

Read on,
Mike Levy    Dec 9, 2010
Magura's New Brake Revealed! Magura's New Brake Revealed!
Magura has let some information leak on their newest prototype brake, including some very interesting materials that it uses. Inside you can read the press release and have a look at what's on the horizon.

Read on,

Mike Levy    Nov 23, 2010
Tech Tuesday - Shimano Brake Bleed Tech Tuesday - Shimano Brake Bleed
If you've never had a go at bleeding your Shimano brakes, now is the time. Today's Tech Tuesday is here to guide you through the steps from start to finish and there is no reason to be intimidated - it's easier than you think! Inside you'll find some helpful pointers and a great video showing you the process.

Get your tools and mineral oil and learn something new today!
Mike Levy    Nov 16, 2010
Tech Tuesday - Shimano Brake Pad Replacement Tech Tuesday - Shimano Brake Pad Replacement
Any rider who hits the trails on a regular basis will have had to replace their brake pads at some point - the more you ride, the faster they wear out! If you haven't done the job yet, you're in luck. Today's Tech Tuesday takes a closer look at replacing the pads in a Shimano brake system.

Inside you'll find some pointers to make the job easier, as well as a video guiding you through the process.

Mike Levy    Sep 15, 2010
Magura Marta FR and Mission Performance Program - EuroBike 2010 Magura Marta FR and Mission Performance Program - EuroBike 2010
Magura is a German company so it makes sense that they had an impressive display at Eurobike 2010, including their complete lineup of both brakes and forks. Inside we take a look at their 2011 Marta FR brake, but also get a close look at some of the techniques that they are using to develop their brand new and yet to be released 2012 brake platform. More info on the Mission Performance program inside!

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Mike Levy    Aug 6, 2010
2011 Shimano XTR Trail Brakes: First Impressions 2011 Shimano XTR Trail Brakes: First Impressions
Shimano chose Downieville, California, to let the media have their first ride on the new XTR Trail group and it proved to be an excellent testing ground. Day one has us descending an incredible amount of elevation on some of the fastest trails I've ever ridden - a perfect test of Shimano's new XTR Trail brakes. Inside you can find all of the information and photos, including their new Ice Technology finned pads and impressive aluminum core and steel sandwich rotors.

Keep reading to find out how the new brakes performed...
Mike Levy    Apr 27, 2010
Technical Tuesday: How To Bleed Your Avid Elixir Brakes Technical Tuesday: How To Bleed Your Avid Elixir Brakes
For this Installment of Technical Tuesday we have SRAM's own Chuck Perryman from SRAM's Technical University to guide us through bleeding Avid Elixir brakes. Inside you'll find both a How-To video and step by step instructions on working your way through this job.

Read on...
Mike Levy    Feb 25, 2010
Inside the new Hayes Prime Brake System Inside the new Hayes Prime Brake System
Hayes Removes The Covers On Their New Prime Brake System

Not long ago Hayes released some blurry teasing images of their new Prime brake system. Inside you'll find two videos explaining just what exactly is behind those blurred out pixels and what makes the Prime different from anything else.

Read on...
Mike Levy    Feb 8, 2010
Hayes introduces the new Prime disc brake! Hayes introduces the new Prime disc brake!
Source: Hayes Brakes

Hayes releases new Prime disc brake! Details and specs inside.

Read on...
Karl Burkat    Nov 10, 2009
Shimano - Simmons and Shandro Videos Shimano - Simmons and Shandro Videos
Anthill Films have been busy filming 'Follow Me' this year and also got a chance to film with Simmons and Shandro, putting together some Shimano clips, have a look!
Alasdair MacLennan    Nov 9, 2009
Hope Tech Brakes - Long Term Review Hope Tech Brakes - Long Term Review
On the face of it, brakes are pretty simple things; comprising a couple of pistons pushing some friction material against a disc. But that is to overlook the amount of development work that has gone into getting them from the humble cantilevers being raced in the early nineties to the high power, light weight disc based systems we see today.

Hope was an early innovator of the breed and continues to be in the same position to this day – so here we take a look at their latest offerings.
Tyler Maine    May 6, 2009
Sea Otter - Formula Disc Brakes Sea Otter - Formula Disc Brakes
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:
BLAKE PANKRATZ    Mar 3, 2009
Brake Pads - A break down of what you need to know Brake Pads - A break down of what you need to know
There are a lot of people who know a lot about bikes, how to set them up, which components are better, and especially how to ride them. I also know that there are many often overlooked parts on a bike, one of them being brake pads. Now I know what you are thinking, "A brake pad is a brake pad right?" Well as I recently found out you are wrong. Until recently I knew nothing about brake pads, and it really didn't bother me. "If I stop, that's all I need", was my thinking. But as I have recently discovered, different brake pads make a huge difference in braking performance, and that can lead to a more enjoyable ride, more maneuverability and better race times.

I am here to share with you the information I have gathered on brake pads, hopefully you will come away knowing more about what slows you down. No one can decide for you what pads to run, but this should be a good guide, which will help you make an educated decision on what pads to you should be running.
Jordan Holmes    Jan 12, 2009
Formula The One Review - The Big Braking Point Formula The One Review - The Big Braking Point
There are a few things in the biking world that can make or break a rider's day and when you're flying downhill you want to have quality brakes at your finger tips. We have all had run ins with the "not gonna stop me" squeal of wet v-brakes, so it's nice to see a company that has put years of research into a brake that is so dialed.

Read on to learn all about the One brake from Formula.
Simon Paton    Nov 6, 2008
Funn Brakes are here..Stop on a Dime, Cent, Penny. Funn Brakes are here..Stop on a Dime, Cent, Penny.
Stop! Look! Listen! Time to take a break and have a little look at the latest offerings from our friends at Funn MTB with regards to their Drop-In Brakes.

Funn MTB have been making quality parts for longer than most of you have been riding. There products have been the product of choice on many a pro's bike. So let's look at their new disk brake offering.
Jordan Holmes    Mar 31, 2008
Fresh Meat from the Pinkbike.com Deli - Deity, Formula, Easton, 661, and Shimano Fresh Meat from the Pinkbike.com Deli - Deity, Formula, Easton, 661, and Shimano
Fresh meat is something that Pinkbike.com takes pride in. Showing ya'll what we are going to be testing, and items that we have found to be a good buy, or well worth your hard earned dollars. This fresh meat article is featuring products from Deity Components new line up, Easton Components high end products, Biker Soaps awesome cleaning agent, Shimano's new XT lineup, Forumla's new high end disc brakes, and some flashly 661 Gloves.
Simon Paton    Mar 11, 2008
Fenwicks Disk Brake Cleaner and Lube. Fenwicks Disk Brake Cleaner and Lube.
Fenwicks are a household name in the U.K when it comes to cleaning products. Whether you own a caravan, motorhome, boat or a Mountainbike.

John Smith who runs the company is a keen rider and racer and can often be seen at the Welsh Dragons and U.K Nationals onboard his Intense Socom making the numbers up in the Masters category 30-39year olds!
Luc 'Acadian' Albert    Oct 22, 2007
FUNN 2008 Brake Program FUNN 2008 Brake Program
FUNN has something special in store for people who like innovation that makes sense. We do not promise all the hype,bells and whistles that are not normally needed on a brake system.
Mike Levy    :: from Mike "Kakah!" LevyJun 3, 2007
Magura 2008 brakes and forks. Magura 2008 brakes and forks.
Just last week I was invited to enjoy the epic riding in Sedona, Arizona. The only thing better than leaving the wet spring weather behind was that the reason I was spending 3 days in such a beautiful place was to get some early rides in on the 2008 Magura brakes and forks.
Tyler Maine    :: from OAK BAY BIKESApr 19, 2007
Oak Bay Bikes in Nanaimo: Brake in Last Night Oak Bay Bikes in Nanaimo: Brake in Last Night
Last night Oak Bay Bikes in Nanaimo was broken into, one day before our first anniversary! The thieves knew what they were doing because they had to get through security film, metal bars, alarm and cable locks to get to the bikes. The thieves got seven bikes, a Specialized Sx Trail 1 med, Specialized Big Hit 1 med, Stumpjumper comp med, Stumpjumper Elite med, Sx Trail Test bike, Stumpjumper Wmns Test bike and a Devinci Ollie 2. The thieves missed out on a Demo 7 but that's not much consolation. The test bikes are distinct colours, Red for the SX Trail and Baby Blue for the Womens Stumpjumper. If you happen to see these bikes please contact Oak Bay Bikes 250-760-0211 and we can pass along serial numbers. Thank you for any help.
Tyler Maine    :: from Si PatonMar 4, 2007
Greg Minaars Prizes and Brand New Formula UK Distributor at the NPS Greg Minaars Prizes and Brand New Formula UK Distributor at the NPS
To celebrate the G-Cross Honda Teams attendance at the Chain Reaction Cycles NPS in 2007, SPS Events have scooped up two amazing and exclusive prizes for one very lucky person to win!

How do you fancy sticking this onto the front of your bike? Greg Minaar’s original number one plate from the last round of the 2006 UCI World Cup final at Fort William? We even got Greg to kindly sign that for you!!
Tyler Maine    :: from Sean LeslieJan 21, 2007
Kona and Brake Therapy Team Up on D.O.P.E. System Kona and Brake Therapy Team Up on D.O.P.E. System
-Floating Brake System Eliminates Brake Feedback on Long Travel Bikes-

KonaWorld – See Jack disappear. The engineers at Kona and Brake Therapy put their heads together, took some input from back-to-back World Champ Fabien Barel, Overall World Cup Champ Tracy Moseley and the Clump Freeride Team and came up with the Drop Out Performance Enhancement system, a floating caliper brake system that effectively kicks brake jack to the curb, giving riders more control and eliminating brake feedback on long travel bikes while the suspension is working.
Tyler Maine    :: from Hayes BrakesSep 19, 2006
Hayes Debuts Lightweight EC Trail Brake Hayes Debuts Lightweight EC Trail Brake
The new El Camino Trail hydraulic brake by Hayes Disc Brakes has many enhancements that maximize the brake’s performance. El Camino (EC) Trail’s minimal weight and increased power are the driving forces behind its success. It’s 30 grams lighter than Hayes’ original El Camino, bringing the 6-inch system weight below 400 grams with rotors and hardware. With a one-of a-kind master cylinder and new reinforced caliper design, this brake is powerful and durable in high torque riding conditions. EC Trail’s clamp force is 35% higher than Hayes’ original El Camino, plus its upgraded hydraulic design reduces heat sensitivity to offer improved lever feel. Set-up is also easier than ever because this brake has a patented tool-free pad change and reach adjustment.
Tyler Maine    :: from Magura USAJun 1, 2006
Team Specialized runs with Magura Team Specialized runs with Magura
Specialized has announced that Magura will supply its entire World Cup team with hydraulic disc brakes. Team Specialized will contest all the 2006 UCI events, as well as selected other events. Team riders will be equipped with custom red anodized Magura Marta SL hydraulic disc brakes, the lightest disc brake on the market today. The Marta SLs, with the sweet looking carbon fiber lever blade, weigh in at just 324 grams. This year, consumers will also have the option to run 180mm and 203mm rotors with Marta's adding even more power to their renowned braking performance.
Tyler Maine    :: from Paula LopesJan 24, 2006
Lopes signs with Hayes Brakes & Sun Ringle… Lopes signs with Hayes Brakes & Sun Ringle…
With a successful 2005 race year under his belt Lopes looks to Hayes Brakes and Sun Ringle hubs to help him conquer 2006 and 2007. Yep Brian Lopes has signed on for another two seasons with what is already a winning combination for him and his sponsor.

Radek Burkat    :: from Radek BurkatSep 27, 2005
Hayes Brakes Interbike 2005 video profile Hayes Brakes Interbike 2005 video profile
Scott and Ryan check out the new Hayes Tech trailer. Len gives a great run down on the new Hayes Gear Box which you will be seeing on production bikes very soon. Joel finishes off with the El Camino, mini-moto products, and an insight into new corpporate structure that will bring innovation into your hands faster.

VIDEO- Hayes Brakes Interbike 2005 profile (WMV)
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