TRP T925 calliper review£64.99

Aero callipers

BikeRadar score3/5

Succumbing to aero drag is a bad way to slow yourself down, so cleaning up airflow over the front end is important for faster rides.

TRP have devised these aero callipers to sit behind the fork crown, reducing resistance. They've also provided a matching rear brake to maximise advantage.

Check the fit on your frame; the front calliper won’t clear some wheel-hugging down tubes. However, you can anchor the side-entry cable routing to either arm of the brake, giving maximum flexibility for hard-to-reach callipers and tidy cable runs.

The range of pad adjustment and high-quality construction mean braking performance should feel snappier than it does. The T925s are good for speed management on average routes, but lack the bite or modulation for technical descents or regular training in the wet.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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