Formula C1 Disc Brake System

3.5/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $135.99


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Product Description

This versatile brake, with Formula’s new cartridge technology, is easy to maintain and provides great performance.


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Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Stumpyfsrcompevo29 a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2014

Strengths:    Good power, good adjustability, easy to combine with SRAM shifters.

Weaknesses:    Out of the box they were soft and needed to be bled.

Bottom Line:   
Good brake for the money once you can get a good bleed to them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 month

Similar Products Used:   Avid codes, elixir 9, elixir 7 trail.

Bike Setup:   Stumpy comp evo 29, revelation, roval carbon 29, formula c1

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Pontius_Pirate a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: January 3, 2014

Strengths:    Cost. All black with no odd hardware makes for a sleek look. Once broken in I'm good with their stopping ability and modulation.

Weaknesses:    Formula bits (spare parts, hardware etc) are not readily stocked at every shop.

Bottom Line:   
My old bike had a set of Formula Oro brakes that I loved, so when it came time for stoppers for the new bike I looked at Formula again. only this time, I had a budget goal. I grabbed both front and rear off a forum member for 100$. (I believe at this point these brakes are only OEM - but maybe I'm wrong). I needed longer hose, so I went to the LBS and they hooked me up with Shimano hose kits that worked great. Then I took a stab at bleeding the brakes. Got the front one done first time. The rear went OK, then I went for a ride and had to bleed again. All in all, maybe 2 hrs bleeding these guys.

So, performance. At first I was not impressed - then I realized that the rotors were brand new (not bedded in). Sure enough over the next 3-4 rides the braking performance has improved and now I'm very happy with modulation and power. Note, these are NOT 12 pot super DH brakes that could stop a bus. They're single pot trail brakes. Having said that, I'm a fatty at 240lbs loaded with gear and i ONLY use 1 finger braking. no issues with 6" rotors. Though I do wonder if on longer downhill runs if i'll be able to overheat the brakes.

So, for 100$ plus 25$ on hose kits I've got like new brakes taht work well. Happy so far. Very curious how the new cartridge levers will hold up. So far, so good.

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Duration Product Used:   >1 month.

Purchased At:   FORUM

Similar Products Used:   Formula Oro. Avid Juicy. Avid BB

Bike Setup:   29er HT

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