Look, I know rim brakes aren’t exactly in vogue anymore but if you happen to have a rim brake road bike and are looking to upgrade your brakes, then the eeBrakes are a prime candidate. The latest limited edition eeBrakes were just announced today in El Tornado blue and black. These brakes are available in direct mount and standard mount, come with carbon and standard brake pads and are shipping in July. See all the details at Cane Creek.
Continuing the tradition of limited releases, Cane Creek’s eeBrakes get coated in a Platinum and Burnt Orange “El Fuego” edition. With an unparalleled look and incredible stopping power, eeBrakes can’t be beat, especially in a look like this. Head to Cane Creek to see more.
Whether you’re new to MTB riding or have a loved one just getting into the sport, or perhaps you can only brake with one hand, Outbraker has a solution for your hydraulic brakes. The OutBraker was purposely developed to endos over the front wheel and provide stabile braking power. It also allows you to create an optimal braking force when braking by modulating pressure right before the wheel’s lock-up point – that zone that represents the best braking performance.
Their Double system allows riders to maintain perfect braking modulation of both the front and rear brakes with one lever.
This video explains the OutBraker but for more information, head to their website.
30 years of making dang fine parts in Chico, California is something worth celebrating! Paul Component is celebrating three decades of millin’ metal with this run of limited edition box sets. Included in the hand-numbered kit are 2 Short-Pull I.S. Klamper Brakes, 1 Pair of Short-Pull Brake Levers, 1 Quick Release Seat Collar, and 1 Bottle Opener.
Each part is finished in a beautiful, alternating Pewter n Purple anodizing, with “30” engraved. Each kit comes packaged in a CNC machined and individually numbered wooden box (1/30-30/30). Only 30 of these were made and when they’re gone, they’re gone.
This kit looks amazing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for PAUL and crew!
Head to Paul Component Engineering to pick up a set for you or someone you really want to stoke out.
Paul’s Duplex lever allows you to control two brake calipers with one lever. Why on Earth would you want that? Well, Patrick explains in this video…
Since taking over the manufacturing and distribution of the eeBrake in 2016, Cane Creek has done up the brakes with fancy limited edition colorways a total of six times, with this month’s announcement being the latest and greatest. The El Real color scheme features a vibrant violet anodizing mated to the classic jet black caliper. To buy a pair of the eeBrake El Real Edition in regular mount and direct mount versions, you must place your order at your local Cane Creek retailer by September 18, 2019 with expected delivery in November 2019.
I know a lot of you out there are aesthetes and that’s not a bad thing. Having clean cable routing and elegant lines is just as important to many people as the functionality of the bike itself. Well, what do you think about this new MAGURA Cockpit Integration?
While these aren’t necessarily a new product in Hope’s expansive line of brake calipers and components but it’s new to me. I didn’t get a chance to shoot the Hope booth at Sea Otter, but I did see these Rx4 brake calipers, compatible with SRAM and Shimano brake levers. Have you used these yet? Are they as amazing as their MTB brakes?
At Grinduro, Chico-based Paul Component Engineering displayed their new flat mount Klampers. Expect more details to come, but I had to share these with y’all seeing as how many have expressed an interest in seeing Klampers updating to this popular disc brake interface. EDIT: Check them out now at Paul!
Whether you race singlespeed ‘cross or want your disc tourer with bar cons to look classy, the new TRP Hylex RS disc brakes have the classic look of their RRL SR levers with the feel of Hylex hydro. These have got to be the best looking and best feeling hydro disc brake levers on the market! See more at TRP.
Photo by Firefly Cycles
I absolutely love EE Cycleworks‘ caliper brakes and will say with confidence that they’re the best brakes I’ve ever ridden on a road bike. Problem is, their availability is often low to say the least. Today Cane Creek announced it’ll take over the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of EE Cycle Works. As of November 2016, Cane Creek will begin rolling out product, so stay tuned. Head to Fair Wheel Bikes’ blog to read the full scoop.
Discs are not going to conquer the world, not if Jan Heine and the Bicycle Quarterly have a say in it. Part of successfully setting up cantilever and center pull brakes is the straddle cable. If you’ve never felt like your brakes were functioning properly, head over and give this article a read!
Love your Guide brakes on your trail bike but want something a little less aggressive on your XC rig? That’s where SRAM’s Level brake comes in. All the technology that went into the Guide line, in a package suited for XC rigs. Best of all, Level comes in five different models, depending on your budget. See more at SRAM.
Products like this are so simple, yet offer a simple way to add a bit of made in the USA bling to your current setup. These brake shoes are domestically machined, and anodized in Portland, Oregon, come equipped with Kool-Stop Salmon pads and are in stock now at Gevenalle.
See more information below.
SRAM has been making moves in their Guide brake lineup and have just introduced a new tier. As the pinnacle in SRAM’s brake technology, the Guide Ultimate has a completely new, 4-piston S4 caliper, SwingLink lever cam, and carbon lever blade, resulting in a 360-gram system. If you end up having to bleed the brakes, that task is easier with the Bleeding Edge system.
I’ve been riding the Guide RSC on my Black Cat hardtail for a few weeks and absolutely love them. More on that to come. For now, see more specs on the Guide Ultimate at SRAM and holler at your local dealer for pricing. The Guide Ultimate launches in May.
“If disc brakes were meant for road and cross bikes, Paul would have made them…”
Truth is truth and I’ve seen the light. Literally. I have a set of these and unfortunately, I didn’t have time to put any miles on them yet but I can assure you, they look and feel amazing. Like all of Paul’s brakes, they’re machined and finished to the highest of standards.
You should know however, that Paul is marketing these for road and cross bikes only at the time being…
Expect a review once I get back to Austin and if you’re going to Interbike, roll through their booth 15030.
In a world that focuses on “grams” and “actual weights”, Paul Components just focuses on making their products work better-er. Case in point: they’ve merged their two mountain v-brakes into one, clean package. Meet the new Motolite:
“The power, modulation, durability, and ease of service is all there but the pads now have an extended range so a 26″ wheeled frame can be converted to 650b or 700c. Made in our shop to exacting tolerances, there is nothing else out there that even comes close. Yes, disks are here but think about all the beautiful frames made for these in the last 25 years. Keep ’em shreddin’!”
Amen! Check out more at Paul!