The dark, recessed spokes on the SRAM HS2 rotors feature a special thermal paint designed to provide improved heat management. They’re also said to be quieter.
New hip packs and backpacks, a 6-bike Yakima hitch rack, lightweight tire inserts, lighter TRP brakes, and updated Five Ten shoes.
The Lobster is designed to prevent oil leakage from certain Shimano hydraulic disc brake levers, which can lead to an inconsistent bite point.
Whether you need to replace worn pads or want to try a new compound to improve mountain bike brake performance, knowing how to properly swap pads will come in handy at some point.
Mountain bike brake pad choice can depend on a number of factors including weather conditions, riding style, and even the makeup of the local dirt. And sometimes, pad selection just comes down to personal preference.
Trickstuff Piccola brakes are among the lightest available and offer as much stopping power with two pistons as other brakes offer with four.
The latest Shimano 4-piston XT brake set, officially designated BR-M8120, boasts a few notable tweaks and improvements as I’ve discovered over the past several months of testing.