SRAM Maven Ultimate Expert Kit: first ride review

TLDR: the SRAM Maven Ultimate brakes offer bucket loads in a very usable package. A few rides is by no means a full review yet but currently they seem to…

TRP Slate Evo Disc Brake review

The TRP Slate Evo brakes are superlative, wallet-happy anchors. Not be as elegant as pricier brakes but they’re superb, reliable stoppers.

Hope Tech 4 V4 disc brake review

The Hope Tech 4 V4 from Barnoldswick metal masters Hope technology are their top of the line, hard hitting brake. With a claimed 30% power.

TRP Trail Evo

TRP Trail Evo disc brake review

TRP Trail Evo has a super-light lever action and impressively short throw before biting. Great for racers. If you can handle it (literally!)


SRAM Code RSC disc brake review

For all-out power freaks, we going to give the nod to the SRAM Code RSC. It has the most anchor-dropping chops of all brakes we\'ve tried.

Shimano SLX M7120

Shimano SLX M7120 disc brake review

The brake that felt like the best combination of top-end power and all-over feel was the Shimano SLX M7120.

Magura MT7 Pro

Magura MT7 Pro disc brake review

Folk who like to run their bite points really close to the grip should give the Magura MT7 Pro brake a try.

Hope Tech 4 E4

Hope Tech 4 E4 disc brake review

The lever on these Hope Tech 4 E4 brakes is a big step up from the Tech 3 with a claimed 30% more power from a longer, more ergonomic lever.

Hayes Dominion A4

Hayes Dominion A4 disc brake review

The 4-pot Hayes Dominion A4 continues the venerable brand\'s return. Great to see them back in the mix when it comes to viable stoppers.

Formula Cura 4

Formula Cura 4 disc brake review

If we have to decide on The Best Brake we’d go for the Formula Cura 4. The key thing is that the Formulas have the feel. And that’s what counts....

Magura MT7 Pro Review | Enduro anchors with plenty of power and customisation

Ross gives us the low-down on the Magura MT7 Pro brake system after 9 months of all-weather rallying. The MT7 Pro is Magura’s top end, big-hitting, gravity brake and is...

Hope XCR Pro X2 Review

Hope XCR Pro X2 Review | How good can 199g brakes really be?

Fresh new Hope XCR Pro X2 stoppers for XC racers or trail bike riders wanting to save on weight, but do they offer as much power as the competition? While...

Formula Cura 4 Brakes | Shiny Stoppers With Modulation and Power

David tests out the ever so shiny Formula Cura 4 brakes. Once he’s stopped looking at them, or himself in the reflection, how do they perform? Having tried a lot...

Shimano XTR Groupset | Premium Components Punished Through Winter

It’s no secret that Shimano was a bit late to the game with their 12 speed drivetrains. While the other ‘Big S’ was cornering the market for wide range single...

Shimano SLX M7120 4 Pot Features

Review | Shimano SLX M7120 4 pot power for pennies

Andi bolted a pair of the Shimano SLX M7120 4 Pot brakes to a heavy eMTB and pointed it downhill to see if these mid-range stoppers are up to the...

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Review: The Magura HC 1 – Finger Brake Levers Change The Way Your Brakes Feel

A lever blade may seem like an odd thing to review, but as one of the contact points for your bike, it’s important. Magura started offering these single finger HC...

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Review: Hayes’ new Dominion A4 may just be some of the best 4-piston disc brakes we’ve tested

Hayes recently debuted a brand new hydraulic disc brake called the Dominion A4. Designed as a powerful 4-piston disc brake for trail, enduro, downhill and e-MTB use, the Dominion A4...

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Review: SRAM Guide T Hydraulic Disc Brakes

Announced earlier this year as a brand new entry-level hydraulic disc brake from SRAM, the Guide T slots into the current line as the cheapest option to wear the popular...

Review: Shimano’s Powerful Deore XT M8020 4-Piston Disc Brakes

I’ve been a fan of Shimano brakes for quite a few years now.  After trying numerous different brands I always seem to gravitate back to the modern Shimano’s – their...

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2-piston or 4-piston? Testing & comparing Shimano’s brand new XTR disc brakes

Last week I was lucky to find myself in the wonderfully atmospheric Kranjska Gora in Slovenia. A location unfamiliar to this antipodean, Kranjska Gora is squeezed into the north western...

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Review: Brake Force One’s 2nd generation H20 disc brakes are filled with…water?

This isn’t the first time we’ve tested the H2O from Brake Force One. We first reviewed them in our disc brake group test last year, but they weren’t exactly quirk-free....

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Cheap on price, but not on performance; we test and review Shimano’s entry-level Deore M6000 groupset

With very little fanfare, Shimano quietly unveiled its new Deore M6000 groupset last year. We got our test groupset in before Xmas, and put it in the hands of a...

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Review: The Shimano Zee Disc Brake Isn’t Quite A Saint, But It Ain’t No Sinner

See why the Shimano Zee won the award for easiest to live with in our disc brake group test.

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With A Metric Tonne Of Braking Power The Trickstuff Direttissima Is The Most Powerful Brake We’ve Ever Tested!

These brakes will blow the eyeballs out of your head - we test and review the incredible Trickstuff Direttissima disc brakes

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Is The SRAM Code RSC The Best Disc Brake We’ve Ever Tested?

Find out why the SRAM Code RSC wins the \'Best Overall\' award in our disc brake group test.

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Not Just A Pretty Face – The Hope Tech 3 E4 Takes Out Best Engineered In Our Disc Brake Group Test

Gorgeous UK-made disc brakes that\'ll have you shooing the magpies away from your bike.

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Want To Go 11 Speed For Less Money? We Test & Review The Shimano SLX M7000 Groupset

Shimano\'s latest SLX M7000 drivetrain borrows technology from the top-end XTR groupset to create a value-oriented workhorse 1x11 setup.

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We Test & Review The Smooth TRP G-Spec Slate Brakes

TRP offers quad-piston braking power in the G-Spec version of the Slate trail brake. How does it stack up against the rest? Wil got testing to find out.

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Review: FSA Afterburner Brakes

FSA is the third largest component manufacturer in the world. So how do they do disc brakes? We tested the Afterburners to find out.

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Review: Brake Force One H2O Brakes

The H2O brakes from Brake Force One are unlike any other brake we have ever tested before.