Trickstuff, err, stuff.

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  • Trickstuff, err, stuff.
  • Premier Icon tomhoward
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    So sat in my hospital bed I’m idly whiling away the hours speccing up my dream/next bike and am looking at braking duties.

    Every grouptest seems to put the trickstuff diretissima as the best feeling/most powerful, just wondering if anyone has made the, not insignificant, investment in both £££ and time, as it’s seems there is a pretty lengthy lead time? Worth it? What’s the support like?

    tdog
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    What kinda frame would you be fitting these to?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Deviate Guide, with 180mm forks.

    tdog
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    Alrighty then! I’ve never heard of a Deviate Guide before. Sounds H’core.

    In that case, have you considered the TRP Quadiems or the newest Hayes Dominions?

    They both look suitable and with spares easier to get hold of no doubt at more down to Earth prices.

    Metal food for thought 😜

    tdog
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    Oh yeah, I have heard / seen if it. Just forgot until google jogged my memory

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Backup/default option will be saints or new 4pot XTR, and will take a fair amount of convincing away, especially to Hayes… but the trickstuff piqued my interest. Because shiny.

    Mbnut
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    I am very interested in this.

    Thinking I might make the leap but would so love to try some first!

    tdog
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    Anyone for to be guineapigs 😜😂

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Looks that way doesn’t it! With a bit of luck I’ll get some funds together pretty soon and get this beast (and it will be) built!

    tdog
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    Amen to that ! 🙏

    👍

    Premier Icon davosaurusrex
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    They look awesome, I’d love a set but no way I can afford them. Do the decent thing and get them bought so we can all live vicariously through you!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Does anyone know how you actually buy them? Tried direct on the website, but you can’t seem to specify front or rear, and (almost more importantly) what colour options you want? I’d rather not chuck £750 at a mystery box

    Some other german resellers have them, but it seems to be a ‘get what you are given/what we have in stock’ type deal?

    Doesn’t appear to be a UK disti…

    tdog
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    How BLOODY much!!????

    that is truly shocking, how very dare they. It’s not like they are made outta ti and then welded together plus are they even tried and tested in the real world.

    and I’m not talking magzine tests 🙄

    tdog
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    How BLOODY much!!????

    that is truly shocking, how very dare they. It’s not like they are made outta ti and then welded together plus are they even tried and tested in the real world.

    and I’m not talking magzine tests 🙄

    Yeah they don’t seem the easiest to get hold of.

    When I was looking at them it sort of appeared that even the German shops who ‘stock’ them always had them listed as 5-7 days for dispatch suggesting they just order from Trickstuff after they receive the customer order?

    They list various colours and front/rear specific here: https://r2-bike.com/TRICKSTUFF-Disc-Brake-Direttissima-separately-Frontwheel-Brake-red

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Even r2 bike say you have to have everything the same colour, rather than say, silver lever bodies and calipers, black res caps, levers and hoses.

    more searching on the site gives poshbikes.com as the UK dealer, so I’ve dropped them an email.

    Premier Icon breadcrumb
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    £750

    Makes Hope brakes look cheap!

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Makes Hope brakes look cheap!

    Its all a matter of perspective. The brakes make up less than 10% of the total build cost 🤑

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    If it’s hard to track down the parts to buy in the first place, how hard will it be to source replacement and service parts? There’s not a brake in the world that’s good enough to justify downtime if you burst a lever.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I figure once I have a contact somewhere, anywhere…. they should be able to help with spares.

    I’ve enough bikes and kit to cover any downtime, so not really a worry.

    So sat in my hospital bed I’m idly whiling away the hours speccing up my dream/next bike and am looking at braking duties.

    Every grouptest seems to put the trickstuff diretissima as the best feeling/most powerful, just wondering if anyone has made the, not insignificant, investment in both £££ and time, as it’s seems there is a pretty lengthy lead time? Worth it? What’s the support like?

    Trickstuff are claiming their even more powerful Maxima brake is 23 percent more powerful than a Code and 43 percent more powerful than a V4.

    Which is a bit of a surprise to me, as that seems to undermine the third party tests that indicate that the diretissima is something like 50 percent more powerful than a Code.

    The Maxima looks to be designed and built to a spec that you only see on track based Motorcycles and cars – a level above most stuff you get in MTB. 280g per brake, with a heavy braided steel hoseline is nothing to sniff at either. I’d run a set if I could guarantee parts availability and keep them running for a decade like you can with Hopes, as they make my Codes look like toys.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    They are marketing the maxima as a DH race brake though. Not sure I need that level of grunt.

    plus, isn’t it just a lever that you plug into the direttissima calliper? So could always try it if the standard ones are lacking 😂

    No, the pistons are bigger on the Maxima.

    I’d go with as powerful brakes as I could, I got significantly less arm pump with my Codes out in the Alps than I got when running Deores. The extra stopping power kept my arms feel less fatigued throughout the day.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Ah right, will give them a miss then. I’m not going to need that much power, lest I double in weight…

    A quick google seems to indicate they aren’t available either, unless your surname is ‘Hannah’

    Dunno man, I’m now a big believer in having as much stopping power as possible. It just keeps you fresher for all day riding. Even if it doesn’t translate to shorter stopping distances because you overwhelm the tyre, it translates to having to use less effort.

    They’ll get release at some point I guess.

    Premier Icon stevied
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    Formula Cura 4 coming out in a couple of weeks. Quite a few pairs on show this weekend at the WC DH.

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    tomhoward

    …A quick google seems to indicate they aren’t available either, unless your surname is ‘Hannah’

    If I was still living in Cairns I could pop round the corner and see if there was spare set attached to the training bike. 🙂

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    BollocksBollocksBollocks!!!!!

    Found out how to order, am placing order. Forgotten paypal password! (or, rather, changed it, then forgot it)

    (There is an option to do an IBAN transfer, but it’ll cost a fortune)

    Paypal email is my work email. won’t be able to access that till tomorrow evening earliest.

    BollocksBollocksBollocks!!!!

    Happier news, I have managed to order something from the man with the best name in the bike industry, Cornelius Kapfinger 😀

    (Not a fork, sorry…)

    Let us know what you think Tom, by all accounts they are still going to be more powerful than my Codes or a set of Zees.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    yeah will do, obvs not had anything official, but reckon it’s at least an 8 week lead time. (the website says ‘Will ship within 6 months’ so, promising…)

    Good job I’m off the bike at the moment :-/

    Mbnut
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    Would you like me to bed them in for you?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Would you like me to bed them in for you?

    Maybe, got any daughters you need bedding in?

    😉

    Mbnut
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    18 year old son….   damn it!!!

    thered
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    This entire thread is mental, utterly mental, Tom just buy some XT’s and give 10% of what you save to charity. 😀

    However the last 3 posts are hilarious.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Tom just buy some XT’s and give 10% of what you save to charity

    Too late.

    Rest easy though, I have just given a big chunk as part of my wedding favours.This purchase is to make me feel better for having to be in hospital, instead of on honeymoon, at the minute xx

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    Well, as there was no projected shipping date on the order receipt etc, i dropped them a mail to find out a rough idea of delivery time/shipping dates.

    ‘should be around March 19’ was the response.

    So there we are. Can’t say I wasn’t warned…

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    Premier Icon joebristol
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    That’s ludicrous.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    I assume its because the metal is formed, then mined, to order

    Premier Icon stevied
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    I trust you went for the titanium screw and Goodridge hose upgrade too?

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    went Goodridge, not Ti option though, partly as i couldn’t work out how to order it/couldnt see it as an option… the site really is awful

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