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Trail EVO

TRP Cycling

Working with the world’s best downhill riders has allowed us to develop top-level braking performance. When designing the all-new Trail EVO we wanted to create a brake system for the specific needs of modern mountain bikes. With the added speed and potentially weight from an electric motor and battery, these bikes will typically generate more heat than a typical mountain bike. The Trail EVO system combines the latest technology in braking with existing technology developed on the World Cup Downhill race circuit. The result is not a rebranded downhill brake rather a system that will meet the unique needs of today’s electric mountain bikes.

Overall rotor thickness was increased from 1.8mm to 2.3mm which decreases the operating heat of the brake system by 8% and reduces rotor warping (lateral deformation) by 47%. This means the new 2.3mm thick rotors rider won’t be glazing pads or overheat under the added stress of an electric mountain bike as they would with other brake systems.

When designing the 2.3mm specific caliper, material was added to key areas increasing overall stiffness and heat management. This new caliper also received an open top design allowing pads to be inspected or changed without requiring riders to lift a heavy E-MTB to remove the wheel. The E-MTB was topped off with new lever body design to shave weight. However, our renowned Aaron Gwin designed lever blade ensures TRP’s signature modulation would remain unchanged.

PRODUCT INFO

Lever:

  • Ergonomic lever blade
  • 10mm internal brake lever piston
  • Adjustable lever reach
  • I-Spec II compatible
  • I-Spec EV adapter option
  • TRP and MMX shifter adapter available
  • Hinged lever clamp
  • Matte black finish

Caliper:

  • Optimized hydraulic flow
  • Stainless steel pistons
  • 5mm brake hose
  • Made for 2.3mm thick rotors
  • Top loading pad design
  • New resin brake pad
  • Banjo hose connection
  • Newly formulated mineral oil
  • Matte black finish

Weight: 370g (Front without rotor and adapter)

Rotor:

  • 2.3mm Thick Rotors
  • Compatible with 223/220/203/180/160/140mm rotors

FEATURES

New CNC Adapters:

  • CNC milled
  • Increased stiffness and a clean fit
  • Simple product marking

New Brake Pads: 

  • New organic compound (blue)
  • Improved heat resistance
  • Reduced bedding-in time
  • Lower noise

Performance Mineral Oils:

  • Lower viscosity for higher flow
  • Increased heat resistance up to 230°C
  • Improved heat dissipation

Ergonomic Lever Brakes:

  • Aluminum alloy
  • Ergonomic 1-finger positioning
  • Textured surface for increased drip

2.3mm Rotors

  • 8% improved heat resistance
  • 47% improved lateral stiffness
  • 223mm & 220mm rotors – more braking power for larger 29″ wheels

5mm Hydraulic Hose

  • Increased rigidity for greater hydraulic pressure
  • Improved thermal stability
  • Optimized for internal routing

E-Brake Rated

  • Greater stability
  • Improved oil flow rate
  • Improved rear brake response
  • Faster venting

10mm Brake Lever Piston

  • New hydraulic ratio for more power
  • Optimized for 1-finger braking
  • Reduced arm pump and fatigue