- TRP R950 SL Carbon Brake Calipers
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TRP R950 SL Carbon Brake Calipers
In our constant quest to create the best possible brakes, we have taken things a step further and created the R950 SL.
Top Features of the TRP R950 SL Carbon Brake Calipers
- Structural carbon fiber caliper arms
- Light aluminum quick-release mechanism
- Inplace Road CNC adjustable pad holders
- Kool-Stop® cartridge pads
- Titanium hardware
- Teflon bushings
- 39-49mm Reach
- White or Carbon weave
- 135 grams
- Sold as a pair
With a 5 gram per caliper weight reduction via our new machined aluminium pad holders, the SL offers a striking appearance in a brake that weights a mere 135 grams per caliper. The R950 SL is the perfect upgrade for the rider seeking a lightweight, high performance brake.
About Rim Brakes
Rim brakes for bikes use the sidewall of the rim to reduce speed, this is done by a pad on either side applying friction against the rim, which reduces your momentum. Road brake callipers have been redesigned over the years and now use a system called 'dual pivot' which means the brake arms pivot off centre to apply a higher amount of pressure on the rim to increase your stopping power. Most manufacturers use dual pivot callipers on the front and rear, but some Campagnolo brakes use a traditional single pivot on the rear to 'balance' the braking power, the logic behind this is that as you brake your weight shifts on to the front of the bike and as much as 75% of the braking force is applied to the front.
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