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PostPosted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 10:16 pm 
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The TRP R970SL have caught my eye and I think they would look pretty good on my Super Six. I know that it will be an upgrade based on weight but what about stopping performance? I have done a search and nothing has really come up on them vs sram red. I would appreciate any real road experience with the TRP brakes.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:10 am 
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I use the 970SL and they are every bit as good as the Campag Record brakes on my bike they replaced ... but lighter.

You will note that the 970SLs have a sliding quick release, while the new 970EQ has a cam-style quick release.

Do not buy the newly released 979EQ or 979SL because these are for the new generation Dura-Ace levers which pull more cable.

But the thing that's really poor about these brakes is that there is no rubber protector for the frame on the front brake arm - if the forks twist, say during a crash, the brake arm will smash into the top of your down tube. That is a sure fire way to break off your RH down tube cable guide, hence the Campagnolo rubber protector on their front brakes. Are you reading Mr Tektro?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 2:42 am 
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I will concur that they are indeed a solid brake with the advantage of being pretty dang light weight and looking very nice. Definitely a bit more personality to your road rig.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 3:37 am 
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Valbrona wrote:
...the 970SLs have a sliding quick release, while the new 970EQ has a cam-style quick release.


Actually the 970EQ has BOTH mechanisms (sliding + cam)...

Having owned the R960 - terrific brake - next time I would probably get brakes with a cam.

Shame if the R979 SL is 7900-only... the matte black and shape is super appealing.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 10:04 pm 
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If I do a google search I do not see anywhere to buy the R970 EQ anyone have any suggestions?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:08 pm 
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I have searched and searched...I think the brakes are too new and will slowly become available.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:56 pm 
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here it is : http://prntscr.com/433ie

only shimi????
who can confirm this?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:41 pm 
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I was thinking to get the TRP979SL for my new Canyon Ultimate CF build with Campagnolo 11s. Are they really only for the new Shimano Brake/Shifters?


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Frankie13 wrote:
I was thinking to get the TRP979SL for my new Canyon Ultimate CF build with Campagnolo 11s. Are they really only for the new Shimano Brake/Shifters?


Yup. Campag brake levers have a more traditional 1:3 actuation ratio. The 979 brakes were introduced to work with DA7900 levers which pull 1:4.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2012 10:07 am 
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Valbrona wrote:
Frankie13 wrote:
I was thinking to get the TRP979SL for my new Canyon Ultimate CF build with Campagnolo 11s. Are they really only for the new Shimano Brake/Shifters?


Yup. Campag brake levers have a more traditional 1:3 actuation ratio. The 979 brakes were introduced to work with DA7900 levers which pull 1:4.


The Glory cycles website does say they would work just fine with campagnolo too!
Since Campy is 1:3 what could I expect from the performance side?

1:3 or 1:4 what does this really mean :noidea:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:11 am 
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Slight grave dig here - but does anyone know where to buy the newer updated version of this brake, the R970EQ, online?

A year has passed and these still seem very hard to track down online. A couple on ebay, but only white with red decals, 2011 i think?


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 8:59 am 
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You'll get them in the UK from any shop that can order from the distributor 'Upgrade'.

The 979s will work fine with Campag levers too - it's just that they'll also work better (i.e. better than the 970s) with the newer Shimano brake pull ratios.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 4:31 am 
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Ive got the TRP 950SL's and they work ok. Im 65kg.

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http://www.bc2adesign.com/TheTruth.html

Not sure if this is legit but it makes some pretty strong accusations against TRP

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