TRP Recall Spyre Disc Brakes
Recall document says the problem only affected one customer. That will be me then.
Happened about a month ago during a CX race. Front caliper stopped fully springing back. Brake still worked but a bit disconcerting.
I bought one of the first sets direct from TRP so emailed them at the time. They said it wasn’t a known issue. It was going to be a pain to return them so asked for instructions to strip the caliper to find out what was wrong. They didn’t have anything created but gave me some advice via email. Stripped the caliper down and found that one of the ball bearings was gone and it was jumping out of their mounts.
All working again now with new pads but I suppose will run the danger of it happening again when they wear down. Might see if Upgrade bikes (UK importer) would be willing to do the replacement to save me having to send them to the states.
RegardsPosted 4 years agojimc101Member
There have been some issues noted on with Tandem use and the carbon version over on bikeforums, but TRP didn’t seem to want to know anything about it.
Would have thought that with getting on for 20+ year of disc use, going on 40 if you count Shimanos versions from the 70’s that things like this wouldn’t get through QA testing, and all the bugs would have been worked out with the MTB ones, not the re-learning that’s going on with road brakes (Shimano CX75 recall)Posted 4 years ago
Mailed Upgrade Bikes about this, they don’t have replacement stock in yet and don’t expect if for a couple of weeks. Advice is to stop using them now (of course) and send them back, they have to go back via the shop I bought them from who will send them back to UB who will then send replacements to the shop who can then send them on to me.
At that rate it’s likely my commuter will be out of action for at least a month from now. That’s really frickin handy, wonder if they’ll also pay the extra few hundred quid it’ll cost me in petrol for a months commuting!
I downgraded from Hope V-Twins to these, what was I thinking?!Posted 4 years ago
For those for you worried about using them while we are waiting for replacement stock I can give this advice.
As above I am the original victim of this flaw. What happened was my pads had worn down before a cx race. Had intended to put new pads in but forgot. During the race, which was very muddy, the brake lever became really loose. It still worked but was close to the bars.
When the pads wear get arm pulls so far that the ball bearings are forced out of their mounts. I lost one of the three balls. I was able to strip the caliper and put a new ball in. It works fine an the strip is easy to do.
I think as long as you don’t let the pads get to worn you should be fine to use them until they get the replacements in. It is a great brake. In my opinion better than the BB7. I am sure the redesign will sort the issue.
RegardsPosted 4 years agoAndySubscriber
I checked replacement availability with Upgrade and got this response:
Good Afternoon Andy,
Thank you for contacting us regarding your TRP Spyre brakes. May I suggest that you contact your original point of purchase – They will be able to arrange returning your brakes to us, and we will ship out a new pair as soon as we receive the replacements. We do not currently have any revised calipers in stock; I believe that we will be receiving these in mid-january.
So will send mine back early Jan 😀Posted 4 years agofasthaggisMember
They may not look as swanky but at least the R&D is complete.
I have a set of BB7s and they work fine ,but I would say that they just gave up on finishing the R&D. 🙂
IMO The Spyres with two moving pistons look miles better and is the way to go with a cable disc design.Posted 4 years agoMacavityMember
Not easy making brakes that work reliably, even Shimano have their problemsPosted 4 years ago
I’ve been badgering the good folks at Upgrade Bikes for a while, they finally got the replacement calipers in this week and have sent them out to suppliers (well, Merlin at least, where I got mine).
If you’ve sent your Spyres back then hopefully you’ll be getting some replacements soon….
A month of no commuting, I’m just glad it was over Christmas and not the middle of summer!Posted 4 years ago
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