Diatech Anchor Sport review

The cheap and cheerful looks hide impressively heat-resistant performance. It's not the most powerful unit - max torque with a 180mm rotor is similar to most 160mm rotor brakes - but the feel is consistent and controllable.

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £74.99 RRP
The Diatech Anchor Sport will give you years of reliable use.

Our review

Heavy but impressively heat resistant and durable for the money
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The cheap and cheerful looks hide impressively heat-resistant performance. It’s not the most powerful unit – max torque with a 180mm rotor is similar to most 160mm rotor brakes – but the feel is consistent and controllable.

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It started to fade two thirds of the way through the first dyno test but never boiled. It eventually seized in a shower of burning brake pad at a disc temperature of 680 degrees Celsius and a calliper temp of 200. Certainly Alp-proof and probably safe for re-entry from space!

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The brake isn’t light or sleek, but the split lever clamp and slotted post mount design make it easy to fit, and it comes fully bled and ready to go. We’ve had years of trouble-free use from this model brake, and pad life is good too.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Anchor Sport
Brand Diatech

Diameter 180
Front And Rear Brakes Sold Separately Yes
Front Disc Weight 350
Rear Disc Weight 370
Weight (g) 556
Available Colours Black White
Front/Rear Caliper Universal
Cable/Hydraulic Lever Hydraulic
Rotor Fitting Center Lock
Brake Caliper Type Hydraulic Disc
Braking System Includes Levers
Brake Rotor Diameters 160mm