Gear – Brakes


2016 Shimano Deore XT (11-spd) In The Wild

Words - Dave Tolnai

“It would be easy to not worry too much about the dawn of a new XT – but that would be a mistake…”

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SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes

Words: Pete Roggeman

“…like taking Frank’s Red Hot Sauce and adding Chili Lime – the new version was even better without making me forget what was so great about the original.”

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Hope Tech 3 E4 Brakes Reviewed

Words - Seb Kemp and Jon Harris

“The intricately machined brake levers – while reminiscent of a robot’s armpit – fall nicely to the finger…”

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Red Bull Joyride In 32 Photos

Sunday, Sunday, Sunday

Rained out and postponed, but Joyride would live to see another day…

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FSA Afterburner Brakes

Thinking Outside The Big Two

“Heading out onto the trail, the first thing I noticed was just how much more power modulation the Afterburner had than several other brakes I had been riding…”

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2016 Magura Goods

Rocking Out in Sedona

The German company with the Japanese sounding name continues to make precise, durable and elegant MTB components…

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Shimano XT M8000

First Ride Impressions and Pricing

“…for many, front derailleurs are now as useful as tits on a bull, but Shimano’s new FDs are damn impressive.”

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Launched: New Shimano XT

XT just made things more interesting

“An exciting addition for DEORE XT M8000 is a 1×11 specific 11-42T cassette…”

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SRAM Guide Brakes: Reviewed

Chicago gets serious about Stopping

“…I can either feather or pull, depending on how close my Oh Shit Meter is getting to the red line.”

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Formula C1 Brakes: Reviewed

Formula's New Design

“Would you put your XT brakes back on?” My response wasn’t instant and I paused to think about it…

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Long Term Review: Magura MT8 Brakes

Dem Some Light Brakes!

Magura’s top billed brake is svelte, but does it perform?

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Teaching the Principle

Teaching the Principle

...Not the Procedure

Jeff Bryson of the Bike Room talks shop while rebuilding a brake caliper…

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My Interbike Cherry Popped

Dropper Posts, Racks, Other Racks...

Tripping around the Sands convention center looking for things that don’t suck…

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Magura 2013

Updates from the German hydraulic specialists

The biggest news in the mountain bike segment is the launch of their 29er fork…

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Avid Taperbore

Tweaks Beyond the Logo

“A look at some of the internal changes and developments that were implemented in Avid products last year…”

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