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ON TEST!: The TRP EuroX Carbon Brake Set

So last week I spoke of my lust for the new carbon braking goodness TRP is set to bring to us at effective price points and insanely low weights. My good friends at TRP want me to help prove what's in their pudding by racing these bad boys in the Belgium pudding (mud) on my upcoming trip and sent on a set of their Euro Carbon Pro's. I will baptize them accordingly....likely married to my set of FSA-488 Carbon rims. I'm scrambling to get things packed and organized but will report in upcoming days on installation, use, care, etc.

Thank you Lance and TRP!!

'cross on.

Reader Comments (5)

The pads they supply for the carbon rims work ok but watch them on alloy rims they are a bit grabby

Try setting the pads as far in as the pad post will allow which pushes the arms further away. This will help with maximal braking force and more modulation.
There's a reason why Katie, Lyne, Jeremy and Tim run the 950's instead.

The design of Euro brakes create less braking force as the pads swing over to meet the rims so setting the arms and pads as far away as possible will increase the braking force

I also found switching the brake pad and holder with a 4ZA pad for carbon rims offer more braking modulation as well more pad contact on the rim
You can source these in Belgium, I haven't found them in the US
Hope that helps
Enjoy the mud, frites and beer in Belgium

January 7, 2008 | Unregistered Commentermark

Great feedback Mark! Indeed I have my straddles set high to help stop my carcass on a dime and am doing so with these TRP's. I am planning on trialling all the TRP goodies including the carbon pads but awesome source for the 4ZA's.

January 7, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

so I have a question...I am no engineer, but doesnt raising the straddle cable reduce mechanical advantage???

January 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKP

K to za P:
In fact, no. What it's doing is shortening the distance of the main brake cable from the lever to the straddle. This means that it takes less lever pull to make those arms move proportionally 'more' than if you had the straddle hanger lower (e.g. closer to the wheel) and with it a longer main cable. With that, you get more 'power' to the pads against the rim.

January 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

right, so a lower straddle will have more stopping power, while a higher straddle will have a more "firm" (read : powerful feeling) feel?

January 8, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterKP

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