Sea Otter 2016 – Formula’s new 2017 Cura brake

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Formula have chosen today to launch their new for 2017 Cura brake upon the expectant masses, with a claim of ‘unwavering power and intuitive modulation’. Coo.


They’re claiming that their new forging techniques make for a brake that’s accessible to everyone regardless of discipline, so it only needs anodising after forging to protect it – none of this paint nonsense.


The reservoir on the lever has multiple bleed points, which can only be a good thing, and it’s placeddirectly above the master cylinder for ‘simple, worry free bleeding’.


There’s a 2 piece caliper, too, with large 24mm pistons, and (oh, this will please a lot of people) the brakes come with Formula’s speedlock valve so you can disconnect the hoses without needing to bleed them. They’ve also changed to mineral oil, a first for Formula.

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For more details, check out Formula’s website. Formula is distributed in the UK by Silverfish.

Barney Marsh

Singletrack Magazine Contributor

Barney Marsh takes the word ‘career’ literally, veering wildly across the road of his life, as thoroughly in control as a goldfish on the dashboard of a motorhome.

He’s been, with varying degrees of success, a scientist, teacher, shop assistant, binman and, for one memorable day, a hospital laundry worker. These days, he’s a dad, husband, guitarist, and writer, also with varying degrees of success. He sometimes takes photographs. Some of them are acceptable.

Occasionally he rides bikes to cast the rest of his life into sharp relief. Or just to ride through puddles. Sometimes he writes about them. Bikes, not puddles.

He is a writer of rongs, a stealer of souls and a polisher of turds.

He isn’t nearly as clever or as funny as he thinks he is.

Comments (3)

    >changed to mineral oil
    >uses a Magura part
    Interdasting….. sharing technology?

    Apologies – that was a typo!

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