Brakes Reviews and News


New SRAM Code DH brakes released


Brakes have improved dramatically over the years, but the Code DH brake has largely been unchanged. Now, it gets Guide technology and robust construction to deliver powerful and consistent performance on the longest descents.

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Magura HC3 lever blade and MT Trail Sport brakes


Magura’s brakes have incredible power and modulation but their levers were a little long and dated as riders have moved on to shorter, one-finger levers. At Sea Otter, they showed us their latest lever, the HC3 which is a pretty fascinating piece of German engineering.

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Shimano announces new Deore groupset, wide-range SLX, and XT goes boost


Shimano just overhauled their budget groupset, plus added a number of great new options for value-oriented consumers.

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How to improve your mountain bike braking technique


Braking technique and how to stop faster are vital skills for all mountain bikers. Braking as late as possible and keeping traction will make you a lot faster out on the trails. Body, position, brake position and modulation are important features to help you brake as effectively as possible.

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Rémy Métailler chooses TRP Brakes for 2017


TRP announced this week a new partnership with French freeride and video star Rémy Métailler. Known as the ‘Flying Frenchie’, Métailler brings to the table a level of riding matched by few in the mountain bike world which is sure to prove a valuable asset to TRP.

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How To: Bedding In New Disc Brake Pads


You just bought new brake pads, but your braking performance is worse than before. So what the heck is wrong? Check out this video to find out.

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What You Really Want to Buy Part III: Brakes


What is the most critical piece of gear on your bike? And by that we mean, which component, if it sucks, will have the biggest negative impact on your ride? Exactly…

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Magura launches signature edition Danny MacAskill Brake


Danny MacAskill’s just launched Magura signature brake introduces a new lever design and ships in a special neon yellow colorway.

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2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Hot MTB components


An awesome frame is a good thing, but it’s the components that dial it in for your riding terrain and style. Here are some of our favorite components from a sea of contenders.

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Magura Interbike 2016


Magura unveils its new Raceline MT8 brakes, the RMT Trail brakes, plus a pair of new high tech offerings that are so new the company can’t say too much just yet.

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Prototype power meter measures braking forces


Have you ever wondered how much speed you’re losing by death gripping the brakes?

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Formula switches to mineral oil for next gen of brakes


While we once lusted after Formula brakes, fierce competition from Shimano and SRAM has made it harder to justify shelling out for the Italian stoppers. Will a new master cylinder design and switch to mineral oil change that tune?

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SRAM Level brakes pack DH tech into XC/trail package


SRAM’s new Level line-up of brakes takes company’s world downhill championship winning technology and brings it to a lighter weight package designed for cross-country and trail use.

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Interbike 2015: OutBraker brake regulator


The OutBraker hydraulic brake regulator does what it’s supposed to do, but fails to understand basic mountain biking needs.

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Magura and Lightweight Interbike 2015


Magura teases their new wireless electronic dropper post, which is set to be released early next year and shows off the MT7 Race brake.

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Video: Magura with Lopes and Palmer


Magura has attracted top athletes like Brian Lopes and Shaun Palmer for decades. Check in and see what they love about the company and its products.

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Factory Tour: Hope Tech


Peter Szwed Szwedowski got a first-hand look at how Hope Tech products are created and he shares it with us in this story. The Hope Tech headquarters is a sprawling facility where they not only design the products but they manufacture them as well from start to finish.

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Review: Magura MT7 brakes


In this ever changing field of brakes, the available power keeps ramping up to keep up with the more capable All Mountain bikes and more challenging terrain. Magura answers the call with the amazing MT7 brake.

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Review: SRAM Guide RSC brakes


New Guide RSC brakes feature an all-new design, alleviating the bleeding and consistency woes of the predecessor Elixir product line. But are they better than Shimano?

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Review: FSA K-Force and Afterburner disc brakes


FSA invested a ton of time and money to compete and thrive in today’s highly competitive field of hydraulic disc brakes.

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First Ride: Magura MT NEXT 4-piston MT5 and MT7 brakes


Magura showed off their new MT NEXT brakes, including a four piston system. Every brake in the line is more powerful than before and the MT5 and MT7 stoppers are very impressive.

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First Ride: SRAM Guide Brakes


A full revamp of the Avid Elixir brake has resulted in the SRAM Guide brake. Find out what it’s all about how it did on our initial test rides.

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Boothstorming Sea Otter: Shimano highlights new XTR 11-speed group


We take a peek inside Shimano’s booth at the Sea Otter Classic which is—not surprisingly—all XTR 11-speed, all the time.

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New Product: 2015 Shimano XTR 11-speed


Shimano officially announced the long-anticipated release of a new 11-speed XTR mountain bike component group today in both Race and Trail tuned versions.

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First Look: Shimano launches hydraulic road, cross brakes for non-electric group


Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road and cross disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers.

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