Prototype TRP Four Piston Disc Brakes, New Cyclocross Brakes Coming

prototype TRP four piston mountain bike disc brake

TRP has some new four piston brakes coming, their first quad stoppers.

Levers have reach adjust knobs tucked in behind the pivot. Look for them to show officially at Eurobike with pricing, availability and a model name. We should have piston size and a bit more info soon.

For Cyclocross, they’ll have new cantilevers that combine the power of their CR959 SL with the lighter weight of the Euro-X. Look for their sponsored riders to be rocking them this fall.

They’ll also have a new dual piston mechanical disc brake caliper that’ll use a single lever to pull both sides of the brake. This will move both pads inward when you pull the lever, allowing for better adjustment and more power than standard mechanical calipers. We saw a prototype (sorry, no pics allowed) and its got a pretty nice form factor.

prototype TRP four piston mountain bike disc brake

prototype TRP four piston mountain bike disc brake

Comments

The Dude - 07/24/12 - 6:42pm

The way that you’ve described the “dual piston” action mechanical caliper from TRP leads me to the conclusion that the company made you believe that this is some sort of ground breaking product.

These have been widely available since about 2004:

http://www.interlocracing.com/discbrake.html

WV Cycling - 07/24/12 - 11:50pm

I’m terribly excited to see some better mechanical disc brakes. I have BB7′s and love them, but I still would like an improvement on them. :3

ChadQuest - 07/24/12 - 11:57pm

@ WV Cycling

http://www.scrubcomponents.com/html/scrub_components_-_alchemy.html

yesplease - 07/25/12 - 10:33am

They’ll also have a new dual piston mechanical disc brake caliper that’ll use a single lever to pull both sides of the brake. This will move both pads inward when you pull the lever, allowing for better adjustment and more power than standard mechanical calipers. We saw a prototype (sorry, no pics allowed) and its got a pretty nice form factor.

Interbike Release?

Bikerumor - 07/25/12 - 11:09am

Yes, they should be formally announced at Eurobike/Interbike, not sure if that means they’ll be available then, too, but they should at least know pricing and ship dates by then.

August Thornwell IV - 07/25/12 - 11:57am

What does it mean if something has “a nice form factor”?

Can you describe it in normal language without trying to sound like a pretend-engineer?

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