Formula Extreme Disc Brake System

5/5 (6 Reviews)
Weight : 431 grams MSRP : $244.95

Product Description

Formula Extreme: DH/FR Specific.

-Master Cylinder
Forged master cylinder.
Tool free reach lever reach adjustment
Removable lever clamp – no need to remove shifters and grips for lever removal.

Four opposed pistons caliper with self adjustment system.
Forged caliper
Available semi metallic pad compound (racing)
Available sintered metallic pads

-185mm and 205mm rotors available.
-431g with 185mm rotor and 507g with 205mm rotor.

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Reviews 1 - 6 (6 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Max Werner (Finland) a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: July 22, 2016

Strengths:    Power! Power!! POWER!!! Modulation, Adjustability, Insane looking!

Weaknesses:    Weight (for 2016 standards)

Bottom Line:   
Together with my newest Formula R0's (ovaled pistons) this are the most powerful brakes I ever tried!!
I put them on a old school project bike I just built, got them NOS directly from factory in 2016 (they sponsor me), and they would be able to stop a motorcycle.... Hey wait!!! The levers of those brakes are used nowadays in thee motorcycle product line from Formula! Yes! They also makes brakes and forks for motorcycles, and the 2016 motorcycle brakes features the Formula ExtremE MC,same used on this brakes back in 2002!!! It seems they finally found a good field of application without being overkill!!!
As other reviewer said, they really seem they are going to rip off the tires from your rim, don't push the levers so hard or you will fly over the bar.
This brakes with exception of the Formula R0's leaves the bar way higher in stopping power.
Makes avid feel as chinese toys.

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Favorite Trail:   Andes Mountains above 4000 m

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   Sponsorship from For

Similar Products Used:   Formula R0, Formula The One, Formula RX, Formula R1, Grimeca XSIV (system 12), Shimano Saint (1st gen)

Bike Setup:   Norland Cycles Stealth Rider Prototype, Marzocchi Monster T (2001) mavic deemax (2001) (rear with ringlé Lawhill 150x12 mm hub) Sram 9.0 sl shifter & rear derraileur, Race Face North Shore DH cranks, Nokian Gazzaloddi 2.6 tires

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ivan a Weekend Warrior from Bari, Italy

Date Reviewed: March 3, 2007

Strengths:    Power, modulability, stability, precision, design (italian...)

Weaknesses:    None except for the price, high but the quality is high too...

Bottom Line:   
If you are looking for a great brake system this is the right one for you, similar to the Hope M4, at the same price but I have choosen Formula because is Italian...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $360.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   HSIV DBH 12, Grimeca Sis12, Hayes mag plus

Bike Setup:   Demo 9, 888 RC2X

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Kirby Dotson a Weekend Warrior from Aliso Viejo,CA,USA

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2006

Strengths:    Solid, well engineered, powerful

Weaknesses:    None...except for the stoping power...I turned myself into a missle a couple of times when surprised by oncoming traffic on blind corners....even after riding with hydraulic discs for 5 years. These are quite a step up in stopability.

Bottom Line:   
The hayes are good when they stay aligned. I do a lot of climbs followed by long downhills. I wanted something with a little less brake fade. 6" are smoking hot after some 15 minutes downhills.

These things are an awesome piece of engineering. Took me only 30 minutes to changes over both wheels

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Favorite Trail:   Wood Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $500.00

Purchased At:

Similar Products Used:   Hayes HFX-9 XC, Avid Discs

Bike Setup:   Stock 2003 Trek Liquid 20...until the brake change.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by david a Weekend Warrior from florence, Italy

Date Reviewed: May 25, 2006

Strengths:    power, modulability, design

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
These are the perfect brakes, point. They are really a pleasure to use, less than efficient brakes can screw up a nice ride, these formula are worth all the money they cost.

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Favorite Trail:   monte morello

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Hayes nine HD, formula 18k, formula 24k

Bike Setup:   scott nitrous 20, MZ 66rc2x, double tracks, michelin/nokian 2.5

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Mark Johnston a Weekend Warrior from Spain

Date Reviewed: April 10, 2006

Strengths:    Braking Power!!!Look good, simple design,Easy to fit

Weaknesses:    Bleeding them.

Bottom Line:   
These are great brakes, the Grimeca 8 was the first hydraulic disc brakes I have used, I thought they were great and that all Hydraulic disc brakes worked the same but how wrong, these feel like they are going to rip the tyres off my rims!! It has a 205mm disc, I am a heavy rider(105K-220lbs) but these brakes will stop me on a knifes edge instantly!! And they feel great,smooth with an easy feel(1 finger braking) and good ajustment!!

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Favorite Trail:   Tejeda, Gran Canaria

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $230.00

Purchased At:   Telde

Similar Products Used:   Grimeca 8

Bike Setup:   Giant ATX D1000, Race face o/s Bars,Race Face Diabolous Cranks,Sram XO,Chris King,888VF,Rocco,Easton carbon,hope

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Julio a Downhiller from The Netherlands

Date Reviewed: January 14, 2006

Strengths:    Very strong braking power,Beautiful design,good value.

Weaknesses:    the price is Expensive

Bottom Line:   
These brakes are unbelievable,very good braking power,beuatiful design,Exelend for hardcore downhill.
Buy these brakes and you will see preformence wen youre are Downhill mountain biking on the trails or in the bikepark.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   Tomsbikes

Similar Products Used:   Hayes hfx9,Grimeca 8 system,Hope mono 6ti,magura gustav M

Bike Setup:   888RC2X,Maxxis High rollers 2.5,Sram XO,Fox DHX5.0,Ghost FS Downhill.

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