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Formula RO Disc Brake
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The RO uses oval piston's to increase the surface area in Formula's top end brake to surpass the incredible power THE ONE has, without having to resort to the heavy and more complicated option of using multiple pistons.
Top Features of the Formula RO Disc Brake
- Master Cylinder Body: Polished and anodised
- Caliper Body: Polished and anodised with black cap
- Lever Blade: Forged aluminium, anodised gloss black
- FCS (Feeling Control System): black
- TFRA (Tool Free Reach Adjustment) integrated into lever
- Hose: Black: 100cm front / 165cm rear
- Brake Pads: Sintered Compound
- Weight: 360g (85cm hose, 160mm 1-piece rotor and mounting hardware)
- Rotor and mounting hardware not supplied
The RO brake from Formula combines top brake performance with the elegant looks of an Italian design. The new and unique oval piston technology allows a compact caliper design increasing the piston size by 18% in comparison to THE ONE. With just 360 grams the RO sets the benchmark for brake power and performance at an XC brakes weight. New for 2013 it feature's Enhanced Caliper Technology (ECT) for higher piston rollback and easier caliper installation.
Optimized forged "semi" radial MC design improves ergonomics and lever ratio
High capacity, integrated reservoir
Removable handlebar clamp
Flip-flop master cylinder assembly
Forged lever blad with integrated tool-free reach adjust
Hard anodized MC piston
Laser etched logo
Forged one-piece post mount style caliper
Worldwide unique oval piston technology
Top and bottom vented caliper body for maximum cooling and performance
Additional bleeding port simplifies the bleeding process
Top-Loading pads simplify pad changes
Laser etched logos
Please Note: You will need to purchase a separate Mounting Kit for your required rotor size, frame and fork mounting.
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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