by Paul Smith
March 3, 2011
This’ll bring a warm joyous feeling to anyone with a lightweight CNC fetish – these are the new X7 disk brakes from lightweight specialists KCNC – and they’re claimed to be lighter than the racey offerings from Magura, Hope, SRAM and even 2011 XTR.
The brakes have been in development for 12 months but they’ve now been released with a new ‘Pro’ lever and KCNC claim a weight of just 249g for a front brake complete with lever, hose, calliper, a pair of Ti bolts and a 160mm Razor disk.
As you’d expect, you get a choice of four anodised colours (black, red, gold and silver), four hose colours (black, red, white and yellow) and they come pre-bled in your pick of IS or post mounts, although if you want Centre-loc adaptors or disk bolts then you’ll need those separately. The brake uses a semi metallic XTR compatible pad with alloy back plate and you can get rotor sizes from 140 to 180mm.
They’re going to be available now from KCNC retailers throughout the UK and they’ll set you back £399.99 for a pair – not £399.99 per end, as we originally reported…