New cantilevers and discs from TRP — Eurobike 2012

New mid-profile 'cross brakes and four-piston hydraulic discs

At Eurobike, TRP launched a RevoX ‘cross cantilever that looks to combine the best attributes of its current EuroX Carbon and CR959 SL models. The new RevoX Carbon uses a similar sandwich-style, dual-plate construction method as the EuroX to help it achieve an impressive 122g claimed weight per wheel but with a taller and relatively more upright stance similar to the CR959 SL for more power.


The RevoX will also be much easier to set up than the EuroX with independent spring-tension adjusters – easily accessible with a single Allen key – and slotted pad holders in the arms to tweak the pad height. Additional features include toe-in adjustment on cartridge-style pad holders, a mix of aluminum and titanium hardware, an integrated barrel adjuster, and road-sized pads for easier availability of different compounds.

The top-end RevoX Carbon will retail for $299 for a complete set (front and rear) with titanium hardware while the standard RevoX Alloy will be exactly half that at $149 while adding only 6g per wheel.

TRP also officially debuted a new four-piston mountain bike hydraulic disc brake called the Quadiem for riders seeking more power than the company’s current two-piston Dash. Forged aluminum construction is used throughout, the tidy two-finger lever includes a tool-free reach adjuster and hinged clamp, there’s a rotating banjo on the two-piece caliper, and the mineral oil-based system is less corrosive than DOT fluids. TRP is also including an aluminum center carrier for the stainless steel rotor.

TRP’s new quadiem features a two-piece, four-piston, forged aluminum caliper: trp’s new quadiem features a two-piece, four-piston, forged aluminum caliper
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The new Quadiem has four pistons and an aluminum body

The 434g claimed weight (front post mount, 180mm rotor) isn’t groundbreaking but the forged aluminum construction keeps the retail price at a reasonable $199 per wheel.

Finally, TRP has made a few tweaks to its Parabox mechanical-to-hydraulic conversion system for 2013. Stack height on the fork steerer mount has been decreased to just 5mm and the updated calipers now boast greater heat capacity, making the system more suitable for general road use than the predecessor’s more ‘cross-oriented configuration.


Claimed weight is 512g for the master cylinder and calipers plus another 85g for each 160mm rotor.