A dual sided mechanical system makes the TRP Spyre Mechanical Disc Brake one of the best performing on the market. Add to this hassle free installation and reduced pad wear and it is easy to see why it has been so highly rated in the cycling press.
The TRP Spyre is probably the most advanced and one of the lightest mechanical disc brake calipers available on the market
Being compatible with all standard drop bar levers, this brake provides the option to switch to discs without having to shell out for a top flight hydraulic disc compatible groupset.
The dual piston design gives this brake multiple advantages over its competitors. Unlike single piston calipers, the Spyre can be adjusted easily, with an inline adjuster, at the handlebar, to compensate for pad wear, with no need for adjustment at the caliper. The dual pistons also mean more even pad contact, meaning more even pad wear.
The Spyre is also incredibly simple to set up. See for yourself by clicking the video tab above the image and watching the installation video.
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.
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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