- Formula RX Disc Brake White
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Formula RX Disc Brake White
Featuring the same technology as all Formula brakes the RX comes with a very value driven price tag.
Top Features of the Formula RX Disc Brake White
- Master Cylinder Body: Painted gloss white
- Caliper Body: Painted gloss white with red cap
- Lever Blade: Aluminium painted matte black
- Hose: Black: 100cm front / 165cm rear
- Brake Pads: Semi-metallic compound
- Weight: 337g (85cm hose, 160mm 1-piece rotor and mounting hardware)
- Rotor and mounting hardware not supplied
As the perfect brake for any XC or All Mountain / Enduro application, the RX features a radial master cylinder that combines with a onepiece caliper equipped with 22 mm diameter pistons. This translates into lots of power and modulation while leading its category at a low 337 grams. New for 2013 it features Formula's Enhanced Caliper Technology (ECT) for higher piston rollback and easier caliper installation.
High capacity reservoir
Removable handlebar clamp
Flip-Flop master cylinder assembly
Hard anodized MC piston
Laser etched logos
One piece caliper body with 22mm pistons
Top loading pads simplify pad changes
Top and bottom vented caliper body
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.
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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