Inside we take a look at some new products from TRP Brakes, Marzocchi, and Pivot Cycles.
TRP Brakes have been a staple for racers like Aaron Gwin for many years so you know they’ve got what it takes to compete with the bigger brands everyone is familiar with. At Sea Otter they brought out their full range of brakes and boy do they feel good.
The G-Spec DH brake is their main gravity brake that you will see on most of their World Cup gravity teams. It uses mineral oil, has a nice lever feel thanks to Aaron Gwin, detented adjustable reach adjuster, forged 4 piston caliper, sintered pads, and weighs in at 320g. Look for riders selecting to run bigger rotors this year on the World Cup circuit as the bigger 29″ wheels are carrying more weight and speed.
The G-Spec DH caliper features four hybrid pistons (ceramic/steel) help to dissipate heat during long descents while providing power and modulation as needed. At $199 this is a hard brake to not consider if you’re looking for a World Cup gravity brake.
If you’re a bit more budget minded but still want similar benefits as their G-Spec DH brake, take a look at their Quadium brake. It’s delivered in flat black and isn’t quite as light but offers many of the same benefits at $149.99. Four hybrid pistons, forged caliper, ergonomic lever, 329g, and more.
Looking for a trail brake? TRP has you covered there as well. They have a G-Spec Trail SLC and a G-Spec Trail SL brake (312g). The SLC version offers a lighter Gwin designed carbon lever (292g). The G-Spec Trail gets the same finned caliper body as their downhill brake but different sized pistons(2x14mm, 2x16mm) to allow for improved modulation. The Aaron Gwin lever blade gets mounted to the lightweight trail lever body and offers both direct mount shifter options.
For E-MTBs riders may initially question brands coming up with specific e-branded products but many of these products actually are designed to handle the torque, power, or additional weight these bikes yield. TRP has a G-Spec E-MTB brake that features 4 pistons, robust forged/cnc caliper design, and a wider 2.3mm rotor to help aid in cooling these bikes.
TRP uses a wider rotor on the E-Mtb brake versus their other brakes (2.3mm vs 1.8mm) and sintered Full Metallic Pads.
Marzocchi has been delivering a lot of quality suspension product that often gets overlooked but is very compelling for many riders. They had a sweet looking Custom Candy Bomber 58 Tyler McCaul custom candy on display to highlight his video project called “Builder”. The Candy version will be available in a special edition release.
In addition to that the new Marzocchi CR shock offers a lot for its $329 price. It offers a quality ride with adjustable low speed compression and rebound in a wide range of shock sizes. Paired with the new Z1 or Z2 fork this offers a formidable package that is sure to have any ripper happy without breaking the bank. Check out more details and the impressive pricing on the Marzocchi range at https://shop.marzocchi.com/
Pivot Cycles had their prototype 29er Phoenix on display. Check out some of the detailed shots of it below. Their World Cup team will be racing on it this year so keep an eye out for it on the race course. Check out some of the detailed shots below of the bike to get an idea of what the production bike may offer when available.