Choosing The Right Road Brake
Choosing The Right Road BrakePublished on February 13, 2012
TRP Brakes is proud to offer performance solutions for just about every application. To that end we have brakes that available in three different materials, with two different quick-release options, optimized for Shimano, SRAM, or Campagnolo. Confused?
Fortunately, it breaks down along fairly simple lines – and we even have a sweet chart to make it easy!
First let’s cover the basics:
Shimano versus SRAM/Campy: The first question to ask yourself is SHIMANO, SRAM, or CAMPAGNOLO? Simply put, the new Shimano 7900 series (6700 series in Ultegra) pull more cable when you squeeze the lever. We offer both the Magnesium R979’s and the forged aluminum R879’s for the Shimano 7900/6700 crowd. All of our other road brakes are compatible with SRAM, Campagnolo, and earlier versions of Shimano.
EQ versus Sliding Quick Release: The 970 and 979 models offer the additional flexability of choosing your quick release style. Our first generation “sliding quick release” offers a unique option that saves those few crucial grams that define an SL (super-light) brake. The EQ version satisfies those looking for a more traditional quick release, especially when used with ultra-light race wheels that tend to flex under load.
Materials: Carbon, Aluminum, Magnesium…what’s your flavor? Each offers performance advantages, but in the end it often comes down to how they look on your bike. That's probably the toughest choice of all...
Still have questions? Here is a straight forward way to compare: PDF VERSION