Formula The One MY10 Disc Brake System

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $290.00

Product Description

Are you ready to do some big-boy riding Are your brakes ready Formula designed The One Hydraulic Disc Brake to give you train-stopping power. Massive 24mm pistons generate huge braking forces to keep you out of trouble when you're pushing your riding to the limits. So you're thinking, 'This thing must weigh a ton to be that powerful.' We don't normally tell customers they're wrong. But in this case ... The One weighs an incredible 308 grams. That's a lot less than the nearest competitor's DH bra

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by DD a Cross Country Rider from Southern California

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2011

Strengths:    Excellent Quality + Function + Style + Power + Modulation + Looks + Adjustments (Lever Reach + FCS) = No frustration and fun rides.

Weaknesses:    Not too fond of gold anodized hardware. Price.

Bottom Line:   
Excellent brake. Good power. Nice feel and control with modulation. Good Looks. Reliable. Confident on downhills. Consistency. Able to get good price at FortTree Bikes for $244 a pair with price match with No Tax and Free Shipping. Had to buy rotors separately. Rotors look cool. No annoying noise, other than mild pad/rotor rubbing during initial break in period but disappeared (as was stated in instruction booklet).
These are expensive, but you get what you pay for these days. I was tired of dealing with Avid Brake Problems, over and over again. I rather spend the extra $ to get something that works, looks good, dependable, and reliable.
These brakes are Italian designed, engineered and manufactured. There is just something about Italian Design/Made products in general that are almost always good in terms of quality, design, looks, function and performance, but expensive.
If your searching for disc brakes consider Formula and or Shimano Disc Brakes - chances are better you will get a quality product at a higher price but less likely hood dealing with problems.

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Favorite Trail:   Any Single Track

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $244.00

Purchased At:   TreeFort Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Avid Ultimate and 2 pairs of Avid Elixir CR: leaks fluid + not very reliable + frequent bleeds + inconsistent performance + loud annoying turkey gobble noise + vibration issues resonates throughout the bike frame + CPS bolts do nothing (what a joke of engineering) = a lot frustration, wasted time, money and energy with fixing/maintenance, unhappy rides.
Hayes El Camino - weak power, pain to bleed.
Shimano XT dual control Hydraulic/shifter combo - not very powerful, good modulation, reliable, consistent performance.

Bike Setup:   Pivot Mach 4 2011

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Norland Cycles a Downhiller from Viña del Mar, Chile

Date Reviewed: December 20, 2010

Strengths:    Lightness, Breaking Power, Modulation, Adjustments (2011) Cool Looking, does not Reheat at all.

Weaknesses:    Price (if U have to pay for it)

Bottom Line:   
I have the Formula The One 2011, that features as alternative kit the FCS Modulation adjustment, feature that makes a Big difference respect the MY10 version for few bucks more. Simply the Best Brakes I ever had! Nothing comes close Modulation is perfect, breaks as everybody would dream, with the 220 mm rotor as I have, when U use all it power gives U the impression that will snap the headtube with fork and all what is there included, the brake is so well designed that seems that heat will never can stay on the disc, even when U are braking for long periods.
Simply Best Brake that money can get. Expensive But well worth it!

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Favorite Trail:   The Urals

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Formula Factory, Ita

Similar Products Used:   Formula RX 2011, Shimano Saint (old school), Formula Evoluzione, Hayes Mag

Bike Setup:   Norland Cycles Stealth Rider prototype, Featuring Elka Stage 5 Rear shock, Kowa 200 GF fork, Mavic Deemax Old school wheels with Continental Der Kaiser Tyres, Formula The One 2011 with FCS kit, Raceface Jewlery and Sram X9 gearing system, in less words, a bike of taste!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marbroz a Weekend Warrior from Poland

Date Reviewed: July 13, 2010

Strengths:    Powerfull

Weaknesses:    Did not find any serious.
Shorter brake lever than in my previous avid ultimate
Lack of modulation adjusmtent

Bottom Line:   
This brakes are much better and stronger than the Avid Juicy Ultimate.
even after 30 minutes downhill they did not overheated as it happen to my previous brakes.
The lever is shorter so had to change to Sram Triggers. I also miss some modulation adjustment (heard should come in 2011)
Will post a new review is September after coming back from Garda

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Similar Products Used:   Avid Juicy Ultimate

Bike Setup:   Stumpjumper Pro'08, Talas, X.O, XTR, etc.

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