The Direttissima are some of the most powerful, lightest, and most expensive mountain bike brakes on the market.
Shimano trickles down their 12-speed technology to an even lower price point with the all new Deore mountain bike group set.
Formula waited to make a 4-piston mountain bike brake system until they could truly make it better than what they already had.
We test these world cup winning mountain bike brakes to see what advantages (if any) a mere mortal can gain.
I put some long miles on Shimano’s flagship 12-speed mountain bike group over the summer and it has lived up to the hype.
For the price, I’d highly recommend the Guide RE as a budget gravity brake, and if it’s specced on a bike you’re considering buying, buy with confidence.
Along with big updates to the XT drivetrain, Shimano is also rolling out improvements to their XT and SLX brakes.
Shimano’s formidable 4-piston Saint gravity brakes make other mountain bike stopping systems feel like dragging a foot in the dirt.
New 12-speed hub options, alongside a more affordable 4-piston brake and 203mm rotor option, show Shimano’s dedication to entry-level riders.