EB15: Brake Force One H2O disc brake trades mineral oil for water

Brake Force One has completely redesigned their unique hydraulic brakes to use water instead of mineral oil. The calipers still use their two step system to provide near instant engagement before ramping up the power, just in a different configuration. Still a closed system, too, because it’s a high volume lever system that can handle […]

EB14: Euro-Bytes – Lauf Forks, Brake Force One & Schlumpf Advanced Belt Drive

Following the recent announcement if their new 27.5″ fork, Lauf has revised their already really light short travel leaf spring 29er fork to be a bit lighter and a bit stronger. The revised lower section around the axle is cleaner looking, and it now holds their own bolt-in thru axle rather than being spec’d with […]

Interbike 2012: Ibex Sports anounce Brake Force One distribution

Bikerumor have been following Germany’s Brake Force One for some time, so we won’t go into too many technical details here, but Ibex Sports had several sets on hand at Interbike to celebrate their distribution of the much-anticipated wunderbrake.  Brakes will be landing in the US in October and should be available from both Ibex […]

Brake Force One Updates Closed-System Hydraulic Brakes, Adds Glow in Dark Hoses

Brake Force One is an interesting set up on its own, being a completely closed hydraulic braking system. For 2013, they’ve updated just about everything inside and out. The short list is this: New internals for smoother, easier lever feel Colored parts and brake fluid options Glow in the dark brake hoses Customized laser etching […]

Meet Brake Force One, a German approach to how you stop

There’s engineering and then there’s German engineering. What sets the two apart? In this case: a few hundred dollars, a unique concept, and unusual brake lever ergonomics. Developed by Jakob Lauhoff, 18, the Brake Force One brakes have a claimed weight of 205 grams (without disc) and retail for 390€ (or roughly $500 USD). Unfortunately, […]

EB15: Haibike Affair Locks In New Tune Road Quick Release Thru-Axle; Plus a Super E-bike and More

Codeveloped between Haibike and Tune for road applications the new QC12 quick release thru-axle aims to speed up and simplify wheel changes for the shift to road discs. The new axle is exclusively available on Haibike’s new lightweight, high-modulus race bike the Affair for 2016, after which the standard will be opened up to other […]

Eurobike Coverage Review – Week #1: SRAM Red Wireless, ENVE’s Crazy Light Hubs, Magura’s Wireless Dropper, BFO’s H2O Brakes & more!

Welcome to Eurobike! We went and did all the walking for you, so step right in, grab a Dunkle, Tripel or Weizeneisbock, and review our first week’s worth of Eurobike 2015 coverage…

John Siegrist Kicks off New Chapter after DEAN Titanium with VeloSport Imports

While we were checking out the latest creation from DEAN at NAHBS, we were pretty surprised to hear that John Siegrist was stepping down from the helm and letting Ari Leon take the reins. Ari has been welding DEAN bikes for years under the tutelage of John himself, and while John will still be on […]

EB14: Open Cycle’s 15.12lb Race-Ready Hardtail Mountain Bike

How do you take one of the lightest complete bikes and make it even lighter? Add a Lauf Fork and THM Clavicula cranks, of course. Following frame tweaks and a production shift to Germany announced earlier this year, the chassis comes in at under 800g for a size Large. Until now, the lightest complete build we’ve […]