Formula RO Brakes – Pics of the New Oval Piston Stoppers

2012 Formula RO Radial Oval hydraulic disc brake

We finally got some photos of Formula’s 2012 RO (Radial master cylinder / Oval piston) brakes. After posting the initial specs, images were put on hold, but now they’re in the open.

Using a new high volume master cylinder and ovalized pistons, the RO replaces The One and is said to offer 15% more power than the outgoing XC model, on par with 4-piston models. Bullet points and photos after the break…

2012 Formula RO Radial Oval hydraulic disc brake

Master Cylinder

  • Forged Flip-Flop Ergo-Radial Body
  • Forged lever blade w/ integrated tool free reach adjust.
  • Ultra High Capacity Reservoir
  • Optional FCS adjuster (lever free stroke)
  • Optional MiXmaster for mating X series shifters directly to the MC.

2012 Formula RO Radial Oval hydraulic disc brake

Caliper

  • Industry First Oval Caliper Pistons provide the power of a 4 piston caliper with a stiffer more compact design.
  • 15% more power than TheONE.
  • Forged Caliper body
  • Top loading high performance sintered metallic pads
  • Vented caliper

2012 Formula RO Radial Oval hydraulic disc brake

Rotors

  • 1pcs : 160, 180, 203
  • 2pcs: 160, 180, 203 – 2 piece rotors increase brake performance and rotor durability.

Details

  • Weight: 337g
  • Price: TBD

2012 Formula RO Radial Oval hydraulic disc brake

Comments

Chunky - 07/26/11 - 2:30pm

That caliper looks very very similar to a Hope Mini…

azzyp - 07/26/11 - 6:03pm

it looks like every other one piece caliper then surely

OffTheCamber - 07/26/11 - 8:08pm

I was thinking it looks more like something from the “Flight of the Navigator”

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