Grand Cru Long Reach Brakeset
The Grand Cru Long Reach (47-57mm) caliper brakes are super stiff, probably the stiffest long reach brakes ever made. In testing, we found these to outperform every other long reach brake and many short reach racing brakes that cost significantly more. The smooth, dual-pivot design offers superb modulation and power - very important on a steep mountain descent. There is even clearance for 45mm fenders!
These are made in a small shop in Taiwan run by a former bike racer and engineer. The brake's finish is anodized and highly polished, so they'll look great for years to come. The included brake shoes come with high quality pads and take standard Shimano-type replacements.
Gravel Bike did a review of the brakes here.
Wrench and a carbon fork mounting nut are included. 355gms per pair including shoes, pads, and nuts.
Sold as a set, front and rear. Available in Polished Silver and Noir.
They're beautifull and they work very well.
I wanted some styles, but yet functional brakes on my Steamroller built. So far, I am impressed. I use Shimano Ultegra rim brakes on my road bike, and the VO brakes are in no way behind the braking power of the short range Shimano brakes. Apart from being good brakes, the build quality is top notch and they look very sleek.
Bought these second hand for a vintage gravel build. The original calipers i was running felt like I was braking with cut brake lines on gravel downhills and swapped them out for these. I feel very confident and safe running these. They have a massive amount of stopping power and more reach than I need. When i'm braking i'm no longer limited by the calipers and how by the traction of my 33mm knobbies. These will burn some rubber on asphalt too, can confirm.
Stiff and good modulation. Expensive but worth it. Today I test-rode an expensive bike with the latest hydraulic disc brakes. I did not think they were any better, if as good, than these.
I'm using this breaks now for 4 years and I like them very much.
But unfortunately after 2 years screws and springs started to cover in rust.
I'm driving this bike daily but it is stored inside in a dry environment.
All the other parts of this bike are rust free.
Compare to my second bike with shimano 500 group which is 30 years old, there is no rust.
This is the only thing which is a little bit disappointing to me if you take in account that this is not a low price device.