It looks and feels a bit basic, but the updated Sting Pro ticks all the boxes at a really reasonable price.
The lever uses a contemporary L-shaped ﬂip-ﬂop layout with an inset gold anodised reach adjust roller, and a rotary bite point adjuster similar to that found on the old Formula Oro.
There’s a bit of blade rattle, but the two-piece clamp makes it particularly easy to ﬁt and we found that the wavy rotor shoved any unwanted rubbish out of the way effectively.
Braking power is slap bang in the middle of the pack in both wet and dry, with reasonable modulation as you pull harder.
Bleeding is simple, with either a screw-in syringe kit or a conventional bleed valve on the calliper, and it takes Hope brake pads so ﬁnding spares is really easy.
Dry brake test graph
Dry brake test graph for all brakes tested
Wet brake test graph
Wet brake test graph for all brakes tested