- Formula R1 Racing Disc Brake 2013
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Formula R1 Racing Disc Brake 2013
Formula took the leading XC race brake and shaved even more weight from it dropping to amazing 264 grams without sacrificing any of its stopping power.
Top Features of the Formula R1 Racing Disc Brake 2013
- Master Cylinder Body: Polished and anodised
- Caliper Body: Polished and anodised with red cap
- Lever Blade: Carbon fibre
- Hose: Kevlar braided: 100cm front / 165cm rear
- Brake Pads: Semi-metallic with aluminium back plate
- Hardware: titanium
- Weight: 264g (85cm hose, 160mm 1-piece rotor and mounting hardware)
- Rotor and mounting kit not supplied
Formula's Race version of the R1 features a carbon lever blade, titanium hardware and Kevlar hoses. This drops the weight to just 264 grams and makes it the best choice for every XC-race oriented rider. New for 2013 it features Formula's Enhanced Caliper Technology (ECT) for higher piston rollback and easy calliper installation.
Forged radial master cylinder (MC)
High capacity reservoir
Removable handlebar clamp
Flip-flop master cylinder assembly
Carbon fibre lever blade
Hard anodized MC piston
Laser etched logos
Forged one-piece post mount style caliper body with 22mm pistons
Top and bottom vented caliper body for maximum cooling and performance
Top loading pads for easy changes
Laser etched logos
ECT: Enhanced Caliper Technology
Increased pad roll back (simplifying installation)
Increased fluid capacity
Please Note: You will need to purchase a separate Mounting Kit for your required rotor size, frame and fork mounting requirements.
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.
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