- TRP Parabox - Hydraulic Cyclocross Disc Brake Kit
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TRP Parabox - Hydraulic Cyclocross Disc Brake Kit
This high performance hydraulic disc brake system is specifically designed to be compatible with any (excluding DI2 electric systems) drop bar brake levers.
Top Features of the TRP Parabox - Hydraulic Cyclocross Disc Brake Kit
- System Weight: 451 grams (includes front and rear master cylinder and calipers)
- Rotor Weight: 85 grams (160mm each front and rear)
- Master cylinder converts cable actuation to hydraulic braking power
- Utilises banjo fitting which are secured with olives and barbs (not crimped) for user customisable cable lengths
- Barrel adjusters allow for on-the-fly brake adjustment
- Optimised front and rear specific calipers to maximize stopping power and minimize weight
- Clamps to the steerer tube below the stem to stay out of harms way
Finally a reliable, race performance, hydraulic disc brake solution for disc brake compatible cyclocross and road bikes.
Parabox's unique junction box master cylinder translates mechanical cable pull into smooth, powerful hydraulic braking force. The system includes front and rear calipers, pads, 160mm rotors, hydraulic lines, and all necessary mounting hardware.
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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 TRP brand
TRP was founded on the idea of building the highest quality braking systems available in the bicycle industry. TRP Brakes are designed for superior levels of performance and durability achieved through the use of advanced production techniques, accurate processing and meticulous quality control. By using exotic materials such as Carbon Fibre, Titanium and TT6 Aluminum, TRP brakes set a new industry standard for lightweight and precise control. TRP brakes are extensively tested for reliability and safety on and off-road, and in the laboratory - by a company with more than 20 years experience designing and manufacturing bicycle brake systems.
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