EB13: Trickstuff’s Slick New Angled Brake Rotors, Shifters & Adapters, Wide Range Cassettes & More!


Like Tune, Carbon-TiAlligator and Woodman, Trickstuff always has some real bike candy to see at Eurobike. This year was no different, with bits for brakes and shifters and drivetrains.

The Dächle Disc, which is German dialect for “Little Roof” in their neck of the woods, gets a pointed bevel on the outside edge. Why? Quite simply, it’ll get into your caliper easier, which can save seconds, which can mean winning a race or eating Ramen. Again.

They’ll be offered in 2.05mm (200/180mm) and 1.85mm (160/140mm) rotor thickness. Thicker one absorbs more heat, so it’s on the larger diameter rotors.


Just in case it’s not painfully obvious how this works, they had a diagram. How has no one done this before?


Connecting your calipers to your Dächle Disc are their new stainless steel backed pads. The steel means lower heat transfer into caliper, and it’s stiffer so they can make it thinner and put more pad material on it, giving you 25% more braking time. There’s no paint on it, which could melt and stick the pad to the pistons.

2014 Trickstuff Matshi lets avid sram matchmaker and shimano ispec clamp brake and shifter levers mount together

Of course, you’ll need to pull a lever to use those brakes. And if your levers and shifters form the unholy combination of I-Spec Shimano brakes and Matchmaker SRAM shifters, well, you’ll looking at a messy cockpit. Unless…

2014 Trickstuff Matshi lets avid sram matchmaker and shimano ispec clamp brake and shifter levers mount together

…you have the new Trickstuff Matshi! This ingenious little piece of metal lets you mount SRAM shifter pods directly to Shimano I-Spec brake lever clamps. Hooray, compatibility!


Now that you’ve got all that cleaned up, why not go ahead and convert your aging 2×10 to a 1×10? What’s that, you need more gear range but can’t afford all the swaps and mods to go to X01? No problem! Trickstuff’s new 10-speed mountain bike cassette gives a bigger range, running from 11 to 40. This is a prototype, their goal is to get it down to about 270g to compete with XTR. Alloy large cogs, titanium center and steel for smallest four.

To go with it, they’ve made a narrow/wide chainring. It’s a 104bcd and has 32/34/36/38 tooth count options.


And if your bike is an entirely different animal and is running a Rohloff or Pinion internally geared system, they’re working on the first ever trigger shifter system for those. Each lever pulls one way, one for up shift and one for downshift. They have special ratchets inside that let one release when the other pulls. Magic.

These are just prototypes, no production timeline was given.



Dr. Monkeypants - 09/09/13 - 5:23pm

Rohloff thumbshifters = win. Nice work, fellas.

dukeynz - 09/09/13 - 5:37pm

When oh when will they do a Saint 820 ispec shifter mount plate that plays with XO MMX brake lever mount. Last discussion with Trickstuff was they werent going down that path.

greg - 09/09/13 - 5:44pm

some rotors have beveled perimeters now.

AndyS - 09/09/13 - 5:50pm

Problem Solvers makes a Shimano brake/Sram shift bracket too. It’s a bit pricy but oh so worth it.

Grant - 09/09/13 - 6:59pm

I was really worried about not having a trigger shifter, but I’m surprisingly happy with my Pinion twist shifter. It took about 3 minutes to get used to it.

David - 09/09/13 - 7:07pm

Anyone making a Shimano brake + Reverb combo mount thingamadoodle?

grog - 09/09/13 - 7:16pm

the Matshi shows “in stock” on their website.

Ham-planet - 09/09/13 - 7:40pm

Any word on what type of alloy is used in the large cogs on the cassette?

g - 09/09/13 - 7:43pm

@dukeynz- nobody but you would buy that, ever. you’re doing it backwards, bro.

Mindless - 09/09/13 - 8:25pm

Nice, so you can gore yourself up on a sharp disk in a crash.

Nobody have done it before because it wastes material, will either interfere with caliper or reduce brake track, and it is not needed at all.

zemil - 09/09/13 - 10:42pm

Hope that wide range 10s cassette doesn’t cost $500. I would pay $150 but doubt it’ll be less than $300.

Rocko - 09/10/13 - 2:23am

@Mindless: shimano does it right now: http://bit.ly/1ayyCkF
instead of the disc, they rounded the pad edges.

nsp234 - 09/10/13 - 3:18am

tout terrain had already a working thumbshifter for thr rohloff on their booth.

The System consists of two levers (one on each side of the bar) one for shifting up, one for the opposite direction.

JimmyZ - 09/10/13 - 9:46am

I don’t think the square edge of a rotor is that big of an issue, even in a race. If you are new to disc brakes, then you probably used to have rim brakes. If you just rode fixed gear brakeless, what are you doing now that you need a beveled rotor? Also, there is no need to fear gutting yourself on a beveled rotor, they have saw tooth rotors for that already. It would be funny to see someone try to pass me in a race and get scared of my cheap brakes, and fall back and try to get me disqualified.

Fraser C - 09/10/13 - 2:22pm

Beveled edge discs are SAFER than square edged… 90° edge = sharp, 45° edge = not so much. Think more, gripe less boyz!

I like the look of that wide range 11-40 cassette, but I’d pay more for Ti…

Matt - 12/10/14 - 9:10pm

Hey Folks,

You can now find Trickstuff products in the US at- http://store.radsportusa.com/category_s/1889.htm

They have imported a number of those small brake parts and some other stuff.

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