With Aaron Gwin and the YT Mob on TRP brakes for the season ahead, we thought we would take a look at what’s on offer from this brake specialist.
TRP (premium brand from Tektro) maybe a name you’re less familiar with in a market place dominated by Shimano and Sram, but our first impressions suggest that they have some very good options for trail, enduro and DH bikes.
While it looks like Gwin will be using the TRP Quadiem SL brake, their high end stoppers designed for gravity use, it has been rumoured that he has been spotted with a combination of the Slate lever with a Quadiem caliper. He may well be working on new developments with TRP, so we’ll be following progress closely.
With four pot calipers, carbon lever blades, semi-metallic pads and two-piece rotors the Quadiem SL brakes look promising and we’ve got some on the way to us here at Dirt. We’ll be looking at how they stack up against our favourite stoppers form our 2016 Dirt 100 line-up and report back.