The 2010 Louise BAT is unchanged since last year, but it’s still a bargain for the dependable performance and features.
It shares its two-piece calliper with the budget Julie brake, but the hose angle is adjustable and the licensed Galfer wavy rotor helps cleaning.
The L-shaped lever is single-sided but gets a hinged clamp for easy ﬁtting. The long, broad blade gives rock solid feel and there’s a bite point adjust dial.
Thorough bedding in is vital, but initial and medium braking power is impressive and modulation is reasonable. Despite mineral (non-synthetic) oil guts, it’s still better than most at full pull.
Weight is slightly high at 484g and the extra long hose needs pruning, but you do get a ﬁve-year guarantee and the price is excellent value.
Dry brake test graph
Dry brake test graph for all brakes tested
Wet brake test graph
Wet brake test graph for all brakes tested