eeCycleworks Direct Mount eeBrakes In Production, Stopping a Bike Near Your Soon

eeCycleworks direct mount eeBrakes

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…

eeCycleworks direct mount eeBrakes

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.

eeCycleworks direct mount eeBrakes

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.

eeCycleworks direct mount eeBrakes

Comments

Tom - 11/14/13 - 12:11pm

there is tremendous scope to aero-ize these brakes – a carbon shroud that plugs into the mounting post holes, or perhaps a hole in the stiffening arch, would tuck these away nicely

bieberhole69 - 11/14/13 - 12:12pm

please read the title again

Alex - 11/14/13 - 12:17pm

I think it’s funny that we’re still trying to improve the rim brake.

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