Formula R1 Disc Brake - 2011
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Formula R1 Disc Brake - 2011
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|Black||Front Brake 100cm||Discontinued - no longer available|
|Black||Rear Brake 165cm||Discontinued - no longer available|
Top Features of the Formula R1 Disc Brake - 2011
The premiere XC race disc brake on the market today. As the lightest MTB disc brake ever made, the R1 delivers top-level power and performance.
- Master Cylinder: Anodized matte black
- Caliper body: Anodized matte black
- Lever blade: Forged aluminium, anodized silver
- Hose: Braided grey: 100/165cm
- Brake-Pad: Organic (with aluminium back plate)
- Mounting: Standard PM 6"
- Weight: 277grams (including 100cm hose, 160mm rotor, complete hardware)
If the stock weight of 277g is not light enough, some custom tuning will drop it another 16grams. Even at this low weight, the R1 generates more then enough power for All Mountain or Enduro use.
The forged master cylinder body and caliper provide increased modulation, braking power and durability, while the R1's patented caliper piston system increases fluid capacity in the caliper, further increasing performance under heavy use.
Master Cylinder: Forged radial master cyclinder (M/C), Patent-Pending high capacity, integrated reservoir, Removable handlebar clamp, Flip-Flop master cylinder assembly, Dual M/C bleed ports for easy on the bike bleeds, Aluminium forged lever blade (carbon option), Laser etched logo.
Caliper: 1-piece patent-pending forged caliper body with 22mm pistons, Post mount style caliper, Aluminium backed brake pads for additional weight saving, Top and bottom vented caliper body for maximum cooling and performance, Patent-Pending caliper cap/piston system aids in compact design and increased fluid capacity, Laser etched logos, Top loading pads simplify pad changes.
About Disc Brakes
Bicycle disc brakes consist of a metal disc attached to the wheel hub that rotates with the wheel. Brake calipers are attached to the frame or fork along with pads that squeeze together on the disc. The way it is attached to the bike will be either by IS (International Standard) which has two holes facing the disc or Post Mount, which has threads going into the fork. Disc brakes have been successfully used on motorbikes for decades, and are the principal choice there. The primary benefit of disc brakes is that they perform equally well in all conditions including water, mud and snow. This is due to their position closer to the hub and away from the ground and possible contaminants like water, which can coat and freeze on the rim in colder temperatures. The pads are usually made from metal sinters or an organic compound instead of rubber. Water acts as a lubricant to rubber but not metal, therefore disc brakes maintain their stopping power in wet conditions. They also avoid the problem that rim brakes have of wearing out the wheel rims, especially in muddy conditions, as well as the requirement that the rim be straight. Disc brakes offer improved modulation of braking power and generally require less finger effort to achieve the same braking power. The advantages of discs make them well-suited to steep, extended downhills through wet and muddy off-road terrain, common in freeride bicycle riding.
About the Formula brand
the high technology materials currently used enable the latest models of disk brake systems to be lighter and more compact than conventional systems. Evidence shows that, compared with a V-Brake, the latest models of disk brakes for bicycles have achieved: - a higher braking power, a high modulability, a high and constant level of performance, much higher reliability, no increase in weight, size and maintenance
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