TRP launches DH-R EVO Brakes

Trickle-down tech from e-bikes brakes fit for World Cup racers

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TRP used trickle-down tech from e-bikes brakes to develop the DH-R EVO.

TRP used trickle-down tech from e-bikes brakes to develop the DH-R EVO.

TRP has launched a new gravity-oriented brake system, the DH-R EVO, that benefits from the development of brake systems designed to manage the speeds of heavier, e-mountain bikes. The new DH-R EVO is a complete overhaul of the DH-R brake system, featuring new internals, more ergonomic levers, a wider range of rotor sizes, and new brake pad compounds.

TRP DH-R EVO Highlights

  • New ergonomic brake lever design
  • Tool-free lever adjust
  • Larger. 9mm lever piston
  • Thicker, 2.3mm-thick rotors
  • Rotors available in 180, 203, 220 and 223mm versions
  • Mineral-oil based system
  • Weight: 310g (without rotor and adaptor)
  • Price: $229.99 per wheel (without rotor and adaptor)
  • Availability: Now
  • For more information visit: https://trpcycling.com/

From E-Bikes to the World Cup Circuit

Updates to over the previous DH-R brake include a new ergonomic lever-blade.

Updates to over the previous DH-R brake include a new ergonomic lever-blade.

A special TRP E-MTB disc brake project caught the attention of sponsored rider Neko Mulally in the summer of 2018. He was keen to test the brake with the new 2.3 mm thick rotors (standard rotors measure 1.8 mm), and since Neko couldn’t hide his excitement, his teammate Aaron Gwin soon wanted to try them out as well. Aaron liked them so much that he even raced the brakes on September 8th, 2018 in Lenzerheide, Swiss at the UCI Downhill World Championships where he finished 5th. By the first race of the 2019 World Cup season in Maribor, all the major TRP sponsored downhill teams were racing on the new TRP DH-R disc brake.

Bigger wheels call for, sturdy calipers, larger rotors and more heat dissipation.

Bigger wheels call for, sturdy calipers, larger rotors and more heat dissipation.

A mixture of steeper courses and the switch from 27.5 to 29-inch wheels certainly raised the performance requirement throughout the season. All a sudden, good brakes were not good enough. “Bikes and speeds are increasing each year, so if frame and suspensions are changing,
you have to change the brakes, wheels, and other parts. It’s the logical path to follow, we were riding 200mm/180mm when we raced on 26-inch wheels, everybody rides 203 with 27 (inch wheels), so it makes sense to have bigger 223/2,3 mm rotors with 29inch wheels,” Thomas Estaque of Team Commencal 100% said.

Updates to over the previous DH-R brake include a new ergonomic lever-blade, newly formulated brake pad compounds, new high-performance hydraulic oil, new 5 mm brake hose-system, newly designed and CNC-machined adapters, new selection of 2.3 rotors, newly designed oil flow inside the calipers, new hydraulic leverage ratio, and a smaller size master cylinder piston lift the overall performance of the DH-R EVO to this new standard of racing. These new features were approved by Scott DH Factory rider Brendan Fairclough during his 4th place run at Rampage in Utah.

The new TRP DH-R EVO brakes system is available now.

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