TRP Spyke Mechanical Disc Brake System

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TRP Spyke Mechanical Disc Brake System 

DESCRIPTION

Finally a mechanical disc brake for mountain bikes and fat bikes that offers superior performance and is a snap to set up. The Spyke is a dual sided mechanical where both pads actuate providing even and precise clamping force. This translates into even pad wear and, with the addition of a simple cable barrel adjuster, the pads can be adjusted easily and hassle free. No frustration at completely adjusting the whole caliper, only to have it continue to drag the fixed side, adding wear!

USER REVIEWS

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[Sep 21, 2015]
Radu G
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Smart, mechanical, strong, full option-type brake:
- simultaneously pads actuation
- security bolt for the pads
- mud and sand guard over the pads
- independent pad adjustment
Tremendous braking power, comparable with an hydraulic. I just sold my Shimano XT and I have discovered I did a good choice switching back on mechanical brakes.
I had Avid BB7 between 2008 and 2011 and after them Avid Elixir R and then, last years, Shimano XT and I can say that TRP SPYKEs are over BB7 and almost the same as Shimano XT in matter of braking power.
They do not have fading, are strong, powerfull and trustworthy.

Weakness:

None

I recommend them to everybody with hydraulics phobia.

Similar Products Used:

Avid BB7, but Spykes are over them.

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Aug 18, 2015]
Nurse Ben

Strength:

Lightweight, robust, simple, excellent function in winter

Weakness:

Weak compared to a hydraulic, pads wear quickly

I ran the first generation TRP Spyre for a couple years before the Spyke was released. The Spyke is a upgrade to the Spyre, the throw was changed so it works better with a MTB lever, also the pad adjustment was improved and a dust shield was added to the rear of the pads.

Overall I like the TRP Spyke, though it is not as powerful as a decent hydraulic brake.

The most frustrating thing with the Spyke is that the pads don't self adjust, so they require a fair amout of fiddling when used hard, such as at a DH bike park.

The benefits are less concern for failure and winter function is excellent.

These are my preferred mechanical brake over the BB7.

Similar Products Used:

BB7, Spyre, Tektro

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
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