Disc brakes buying guide 2017

An awesome pair of brakes are the difference between a good ride and a great ride, giving you more control and allowing you to go faster with more confidence.

We've taken a selection of our favourites, from lightweight trail models to gravity-inspired downhill stoppers.

Here are our Top 12 picks:

Shimano

XT M8000 Disc Brake

One of Shimano's most popular and best performing brakes, made for all riding styles.

Save up to 35%

Hope Tech 3

E4 Disc Brake

Enduro brake with fantastic stopping power and different colour options.

Save up to 10%

SRAM Guide

RSC Disc Brake

One of the best trail brakes available with ultra sensitive lever feel and amazing reliability.

Save up to 46%

Magura MT7

MTB Disc Brake

Offering plenty of power, these brakes give you superb stopping power and have an ergonomic lever.

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Shimano SLX

M7000 Disc Brake

Incredible value top performing brakes which look good too.

Save up to 13%

TRP Quadiem

G-Spec Disc Brake

Super powerful downhill brake designed in conjunction with World Cup DH Champion Aaron Gwin.

Save up to 10%

Hope Tech 3

V4 Disc Brake

They're well built, have amazing modulation and excellent stopping power (they look pimp too!)

Save up to 10%

Shimano Saint

M820 Disc Brake

Built for downhill riding, Saint offers incredible stopping power, excellent control and looks good too.

Save up to 15%

Shimano Deore

M615 Disc Brake

The best value disc brake out there with class-leading reliability and great braking control.

Save up to 46%

Magura MT5

MTB Disc Brake

A wallet-friendly version of the MT7 downhill brake, the MT5 stops just as well and is super reliable.

Save up to 20%

Shimano XTR

M9020 Trail Disc Brake

Lightweight trail riding brakes with awesome stopping power - easy to maintain too.

Save up to 35%

SRAM Guide

Ultimate Disc Brake

Powerful, lightweight and beautifully made with excellent adjustability.

Save up to 30%