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.
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.
This is a sweet brakeset. They are very stiff as mentioned and have excellent stopping power. There is no flex or weakness when braking. I previously had some very cheap caliper brakes on an old SE draft light frame, and these brakes are a massive upgrade. Not only are they useful, they are beautiful.
( 700x28C tires in pics below).
These brakes absolutely rip. I can now unhesitatingly bomb hills, blast corners and ride like a mad man Knowing that I can safely stop in seconds flat. Money absolutely we’ll spent.