Prestige MTB definitely had some interesting products on display at Sea Otter. As the US distributor, Marc Castellana showed us Black Mountain Cassettes, Zumbi bikes, and these Trickstuff Cleg 2 brakes. Produced in the Black Forest of Germany and assembled in Freiburg, Cleg brakes feature the level of precision you would expect from the Germans with full aluminum construction with the exception of the o-rings and stainless fittings.
Referring to the number of 22mm pistons, the Cleg 2 is a light weight brake system that Trickstuff says covers the range from XC to DH.
The Cleg 2 is definitely impressive, but it does come with a price…
Compared to most brakes on the market, the Cleg 2s are quite expensive at $1000 per pair, but what does that get you? For starters, you basically get a full custom brake. Out of the box all Cleg brakes use Goodridge Stainless lines, though light weight kevlar hoses can be installed if you like. You get to choose the brake lever – long or short, and you can choose between a number of colors for a truly custom brake.
The DOT 5.1 filled brakes are said to have an idiot-proof bleed system that will provide 5 year bleed life when done correctly. Weight is claimed at 233g per brake without rotor, mounting bolts, or adapters.
Cleg 2s are available with 160, 180, or 200mm rotors which all feature Trickstuff’s unique chamferred rotor. The design eliminates sharp edges on the rotor and aides in wheel installation causing the rotor to slip right past the brake pad rather than hanging up.