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What good are lightweight brakes if they compromise stopping ability? As any downhiller will attest, you can only go as fast as you can stop- a fact that applies to the XC course as much as the DH. With their range-topping R1 brakes, Formula set out to prove that light weight, power, and modulation aren’t mutually exclusive.
A long time Formula Oro and RX user, Formula were at the top of my list for our Project 24 build. Why? My experience with the Oros and RXs has been excellent. I like when I can forget about a component because it just works. For years. The company’s brakes provide a good deal of power, which is made usable by excellent modulation. Not that the RXs are heavy, but the at an honest-to-goodness 275g for the front brake with 160mm rotor and hardware, the R1s are indeed light, shaving 75g per wheel. Coming from Avid Elixir CRs? You’ll save 1/2lb. Yes, that’s half a pound saved over a perfectly respectable OEM brake. So they’re light. And, if you’ve looked at the images, pretty. Hit more to find out how they work.
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