TRP R950 Brakes review£159.95

Carbon-wrapped stoppers

BikeRadar score4.5/5

You can't fault TRP's construction of its sturdy and dependable R950 brakes. They start out life as a forged ‘skeleton’, then they're wrapped in carbon composite before being baked in the oven – at about gas mark 11!

It’s a good way to make brakes, wrapping a forged alloy unit in carbon fibre, and the result is a dependable pair of stoppers that are quite light, weighing 142g front and 138g rear with full titanium hardware. They also have a silky smooth action thanks to quality Teflon bearings and excellent tolerances.

We’ve put a lot of miles on these without a single problem and the performance is up there with the best.

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