Just In: TRP R960 brake calipers

Get a load of these lightweight stoppers

TRP impressed us with its carbon fibre R950 brake calipers a while back and now goes with CNC-machined aluminum for its new R960.  If the skeleton-like arms look light to you, that’s because they are; total weight for a front and rear caliper is just 250g including the aluminum and titanium hardware, alloy pad holders and SwissStop pads (Dura-Ace 7800 calipers are 305g per pair). 

Even with such little weight, TRP appears to have taken few, if any, shortcuts.  The dual-pivot arms look reassuringly beefy, there’s a handy centering adjustment, and not a single flimsy 2mm set screw to be found.  The quick-release mechanism is a little odd and the blocky look may not suit everyone but we’re planning on putting these through the wringer anyway and will report back shortly.

Price: US$409.99 (includes front and rear)

James Huang

Former Technical Editor, US
James was BikeRadar's US tech editor from 2007-2015.
  • Discipline: Mountain, road, cyclocross
  • Preferred Terrain: Up in the Colorado high-country where the singletrack is still single, the dirt is still brown, and the aspens are in full bloom. Also, those perfect stretches of pavement where the road snakes across the mountainside like an artist's paintbrush.
  • Beer of Choice: Mexican Coke
  • Location: Boulder, CO, USA

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