The one failure of the predecessor the Oro Puro was pad wear. Pads did not last that long and they weren’t cheap. The R1 brake pads are much bigger and pad wear is much better as we observed in our test. Having to change pads less often is a big bonus not just in expense but also in useability.
- awesome power
- great modulation
- excellent brake pad longevity
- when the lightest is the best performing, then it is the best
- carbon lever and upgraded rotors are options and not part of the price
- the base price of $720 per set will stop most in their tracks
- there is an occasional high-pitched squeal
The lightest brakes are usually full of compromises. They are often flimsy or they don’t stop very well. Such is the realm of the weight weenie and they can usually live with these trade-offs. Thus we are more than pleased to say that this lightest brake is also the best stopper in the XC category. It also looks the best too. That makes it the best cross country brake available.
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