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Disc Brakes Buying Guide 2019

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:

Hayes Dominion

A4 Disc Brake

Easy to maintain and with plenty of adjustment, these brakes from Hayes are ideal for trail, enduro or downhill riding.

Save up to 20%

Shimano XT

M8000 Disc Brake

Big on performance and low on price, these are Shimano's most popular brakes, made for all riding styles.

Save up to 45%

SRAM Level

Ultimate MTB Disc Brake

Built for cross-country and light trail use, these featherweight brakes offer superb stopping power in a reliable little package.

Save up to 40%

Magura MT7

Trail Sport Disc Brake Set

Powerful performance and great value brakes with ergonomic levers for superb brake feel.

Save up to 10%

Clarks M3

Hydraulic Disc Brake Set

A simple to set up brakeset with decent stopping power, these are ideal for general use, especially for first-time disc brake users.

Save up to 20%

Shimano SLX

M7000 Disc Brake

Incredible value top performing brakes which look good too.

Save up to 45%

Magura MT8

Carbon Disc Brake

Incredibly lightweight brakes for those serious about shaving every possible gram from their cross-country bike.

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Hope Tech 3

E4 Brake - No Rotor 2019

Powerful brakes for enduro and all-mountain rides, in a range of colours and a beautifully CNC-machined finish.

Save up to 15%

Shimano XTR

M9120 Disc Brake

Feature-packed brakes with flawless performance and reliability, excellent for racing, cross-country blasts or trail rides.

Save up to 15%

Shimano Zee

M640 Disc Brake

Brilliant performance with a budget price tag, these things offer stacks of stopping power with typical Shimano reliability.

Save up to 30%

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%

TRP Quadiem

G-Spec Disc Brake

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

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