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TRP Provides the Shaved-Speed-Need at Hoogie

OK, now: you tell me. What brakes shaved speed for MORE folks who made the podium this weekend in Hoogerheide? TRP. That's who. My main man Lance from TRP compiled their team riders who ended up on the podium at this weekend's WK's and it is impressive...

Elite Men

  1. Niels Albert, Belgium, TRP Brakes (EuroX Magnesium)
  2. Zdenek Stybar, Czech Republic
  3. Sven Nys, Belgium, TRP Brakes (EuroX Carbon)

Elite Women
  1. Marianne Vos, Holland, TRP Brakes (EuroX Carbon)
  2. Hanka Kupfernagel, Germany, TRP Brakes (EuroX Magnesium)
  3. Katie Compton, USA, TRP Brakes (EuroX Magnesium)
Under 23 Men
  1. Philip Walsleben, Germany, TRP Brakes (EuroX Carbon)
  2. Christph Pfingsten Germany, TRP Brakes (CR950)
  3. Pawel Szczepaniak, Poland
Junior Men
  1. Tijmen Eising, Holland, TRP Brakes (EuroX Alloy)
  2. Corne Van Kessel, Holland, TRP Brakes (EuroX Alloy)
  3. Alexandre Billion, France



At the expense of an ad: What's stopping YOU?? That is pretty incredible.

Reader Comments (5)

I'm curious: that style seems to be a throwback to the mid 80s and I'm wondering why folks aren't using disc or V-brake style brakes on the cross circuits--or are they?


February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGenghisKhan

Whatup, Genghis!

Well, my friend, welcome to the the wonderful world of the UCI. The Grand Wizards of the UCI have declared that disc brakes are 'too modern' and have explicitly disallowed their use in competition. A quick Google search will show you all kinds of threads on this subject. All this said, they still are on the heavy side for competition. That'll change as we know...

V-Brakes are, however, good to go. They are not used often....mainly due to the fact that the road levers are traditional/long throw and V Brakes are of course short throw and therefore need an adapter like a roller etc to compensate for the shorter cable pull. The main issue though relates to mud build up. Traditional 'Mafac' style cantis can be adjusted so that the pads can stay WAY far way from the wheel, yet still, when the lever is pull provide immense braking power and modulation. The magic is in the hanger believe it or not, and the distance you position it from the top of the tire.

Some 'ancient' technology just still makes sense.

February 2, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGreg

Hi Greg,
Stybar uing 4ZA (Ridley's own brand) and those being produced by Tektro you may say it's a 100 %


February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMichel

so, mostly a question of politics and technology, then, eh? Interesting and thanks for the insights.

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGenghisKhan

Boosh! The man in the brown van dropped my Mags off today!

February 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterI am Brian

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