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)