TRP R950 Brakes review

Carbon-wrapped stoppers

Our rating 
4.5 out of 5 star rating 4.5
GBP £159.95 RRP | USD $236.64
TRP R950 Brakes

Our review

Great performers, lighter and cheaper than Dura-Ace 7900
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You can’t fault TRP’s construction of its sturdy and dependable R950 brakes. They start out life as a forged ‘skeleton’, then they’re wrapped in carbon composite before being baked in the oven – at about gas mark 11!


It’s a good way to make brakes, wrapping a forged alloy unit in carbon fibre, and the result is a dependable pair of stoppers that are quite light, weighing 142g front and 138g rear with full titanium hardware. They also have a silky smooth action thanks to quality Teflon bearings and excellent tolerances.


We’ve put a lot of miles on these without a single problem and the performance is up there with the best.

Product Specifications


Name TRP R950
Brand Tektro

Description Weights - 142g front - 138 rear (With titanium hardware)
Features Ti hardware and adjustable angle Kool-Stop pads, Carbon wrapped alloy skeleton, Dual pivot calipers with Teflon bushing