Formula make some of the best bike components on the market today. These disc brakes will not disappoint and at this price will be hard to be beaten. Grab yourself a bargin and get peace of mind knowing these will preform time and time again in all conditions
Forged radial master cylinder
Removable handlebar clamp
Flip-flop master cylinder
Hard anodized master cylinder piston
High capacity fluid reservoir
Laser etched logos
Redesigned caliper body with improved hose routing
Forged one-piece post mount caliper body with 24 mm pistons
Top and bottom vented caliper body for maximum cooling and performance
Top loading pads simplify pad changes
Laser etched logos
ECT: Enhanced Caliper Technology - Increased pad roll back (simplifying installation) - Increased fluid capacity
MC body: Anodized gloss black
Caliper body: Anodized gloss black w/ gold cap
Lever blade: Forged aluminum, anodized gloss black
Hose: Black: 1000mm front
Brake pads: Sintered compound
Weight: 335g (85cm hose, 160 1-piece rotor and mounting hardware)
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Rated 5 out of 5 by AllTheGear Simply Brilliant, stopping power you need
I had these on my Cube Stereo, and decided to replace some Avid brakes with Formula because I was so impressed,
I read a few reviews and some people suggested that these were difficult to set up and bleed,
I have had plenty of practice at bleeding brakes, Avids so am not fussed by this, Setting them up to not rub was also easy with a little thought, This is really easy....
Usual method for aligning disc brake calipers is to loosen bolts on caliper grip brake lever and re tighten, this does not work in my experience with Formula as the pistons retract differing amounts, so put 3 pieces of paper (trial and error) between rotor and outside pad, release caliper bolts, grip lever and re tighten bolts, remove paper, spin wheel NO Binding
Try it it does work
20 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous just awesome
a perfect blend of light weight, stopping power, and feel.
31 May 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous Variable build quality
The 2013 model of these brakes (T1s) came as standard equipment on my new bike, and I have been very impressed with the brakes on that bike, so bought a set from CRC to replace the old Avids on my other bike. Unfortunately, the T1s brakes that I bought from CRC have very poor from day one - I noticed that they lacked power, and one of the levers makes a squelching noise when operated, then I found that brake fluid was leaking past the pistons on both brakes (which ruined the original and replacement pads in both brakes). At first I thought it might be some excess silicon lube or fluid from the manufacturing process, so cleaned the calipers thoroughly and replaced the pads, but fluid has reappeared.
The brakes are currently on their way back to CRC for warranty/refund. For info, the listing photo is exactly the same as the decent T1s brakes that came as OE on my Specialized, but the brakes that I received from CRC were slightly different from those shown in the listing photo (they were polished alu, not black, and the main lever body is a slightly different design).
Based on the fact that the ones I bought from CRC did not work properly, I can only award one star.
27 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous SUPERB BRAKES
I always run these brakes, Ive had several pair on many different bikes. They are super light, ridiculously powerful and can be used for any thing from xc to down hill and are in fact lighter than most xc brakes. Its a no brainer really and for this price you cant go wrong. Thet are super reliable, absolutely simple to bleed, 2 brakes take less than 5 mins to do. And youll burn the discs out before you get brake fade. Comes with reach adjust so thats nice, Im a heavy dude (16 stone) so like to know I have a lot of stopping power if i take my mind off the trail while doing 30 miles an hour. One finger stoppies and when need be you can stop on a dime. If you brake the pads in right, the modulation is superb. Another brilliant priced product from Chainreactioncycles. As usual, the best around. I cant say enough about these brakes, GET YOURS TODAY!
03 April 2013
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