Shimano now offers a four-piston version of their venerable XT brakes. Singletracks puts them to the test, and explains how to upgrade from the two-piston version.
A comprehensive guide to troubleshooting, tuning, and repairing hydraulic mountain bike disc brakes.
Designed for the e-mtb market, the MT520 is a new entry-level 4-piston brake from Shimano that does more than it says on the tin.
Aaron Gwin’s personal mountain bike brake, the TRP G-Spec Quadiem, could be just what you need to give you a massive boost in descending confidence.
At a fundamental level, all bicycle disc brakes operate the same way. Basically, the two pads are actuated by some mechanism that squeezes a rotor that is attached to the wheel. Disc brake pads are usually made from powdered metal, plastic, and rubber. This composite combination of materials keeps the brake from locking up by …