With Fair Wheel Bikes hanging prototypes on an Interbike showpiece and Parlee’s new ESX calling them out as a spec option, we checked in with eeCycleworks founder Craig Edwards for details. Not only did we get some great info, but he sent over pics of these prototypes on his own Trek Madone.
The new DM eeBrake uses a two-bolt mounting design with an outboard stiffening arch to prevent frame/fork flex during brake actuation. Even with all that, they actually come in 20 grams lighter than the already feathery standard eeBrake, tipping the scales at just 175g for the set…with brake pads and all hardware. That’s just 80-90g per wheel!
All of the parts are in production now. Edwards say finished product will likely be available by the end of the year. Flip past the break for more pics and options…
Two versions will be offered: The extended mount shown here for bikes like the Madone that have a “beak” protrusion from the head tube, and a lower profile mount for normal bikes and rear placement. He’s also working on an optional composite aero arch to improve wind flow over the brake.
The set will retail for a hair more than $600, about the same as the standard eeBrakes, and can be ordered as a mixed sets for bikes that use one traditional and one direct mount (dual bolt) brake.