TRP and Aaron Gwin launch world class G-Spec Mtb brakes
TRP announce fresh updates to their mountain bike brakes. Both the Quadiem and Slate now come in all-new G-Spec editions offering high end, quality stoppers designed to meet the needs of four-time World Cup Champion Aaron Gwin.
TRP are proud to be joined by Aaron Gwin and his mechanic John Hall at this weeks Sea Otter Classic for a Q&A session on the new G-Spec brakes and their role in their development. This will take place at 1pm, Friday 21st booth 848 followed by an exclusive signing session where TRP will also be handing out limited edition G-Spec T-shirts.
All brakes within the Quadiem and Slate series will have the unique Aaron Gwin designed lever blade which he perfected while racing during his 2016 season. Gwin also championed the tool-free adjustable reach to make life easier on the trail and reduce the need to carry so many tools.
The Quadiem Series
Designed with four-time downhill World Cup Overall Champion Aaron Gwin during his successful 2016 season, the G-Spec Quadiem is feature-packed. The caliper has been upgraded with composite/steel hybrid pistons and machined with cooling grooves – providing improved heat dissipation for great performance during hard-on-the brakes descents. Internal caliper pad tolerance is tighter, removing free-play, for further improving braking efficiency. The distinctive new drilled lever blades offer greater feedback and security, and the indexed tool-free reach adjustment feature makes fine tuning lever reach easier than ever. To top it all off, the G-Spec Quadiem is made from forged aluminum that is then CNC’d, polished, and anodized for an elegant, long lasting finish.
The Slate Series
The Slate series boasts similar power to the Quadiem, at a lighter weight. Keeping its four pistons for exceptional braking control the Slate series features two different diameter pistons allowing for excellent modulation combined with plenty of end stroke power. The G-Spec Slate will feature the same indexed tool free reach adjust and hybrid pistons as our found on the world cup winning G-Spec Quadiem. The Slate is ideal for enduro and XC riders who need an easily serviceable brake with high performance and greater control. Both new brake sets will be compatible with major manufactures shift levers so there will be options to direct mount shifter, cleaning up the cockpit whilst saving weight.
Both the G-Spec Slate and G-Spec Quadiem will be ridden by Aaron Gwin, Neko Mulally, Antoine Bizet, and Rémy Métailler in the 2017 season. Aaron and Neko will be targeting the UCI Downhill World Cup with Rémy and Antoine looking to freestyle events such as Rampage to show TRP’s new stoppers operating at the very highest level.
YT have also chosen to use G-Spec Quadiem brakes on their 2017 limited edition TUES® CF PRO RACE bike. Available from April 2017, this bike is the perfect partner for bike parks, rough trails and high speed descents.
Lance Larrabee, Marketing Director at TRP/Tektro USA said: “We are proud to offer this new and extended mountain bike range to cater to a spectrum of MTB abilities and budgets. Our focus has been on ensuring that quality, functionality and performance prevail. We strongly believe the Quadiem and Slate ranges offer some of the best braking experiences on the market today.”
Four-time World Champion Aaron Gwin said: “Working with TRP has been awesome. Those guys are great at what they do and together as a team, we just clicked from the beginning. We have worked very hard to develop these new products over the past year and the results speak for themselves. Racing downhill at a championship winning level demands the very best in a braking performance and we stepped into this highly competitive market place and won, in our first year of development together. I'm excited for the general public to now experience the fruits of our efforts and I'm confident that they will love the performance that these products provide.”
Both G-Spec brakes will be available in the US and Europe from April.