These Flat Mount Equal Disc Brakes from Growtac provide excellent modulation and power with a compact and lightweight design - perfect for your road, gravel, and touring bike.
In testing, we've found that the modulation is predictable, the caliper and system stiffness is confidence-inspiring, and the lever feel is natural and comfortable - offering superior performance compared to most other mechanical disc brake calipers on the market.
Equal brakes are developed and manufactured in Japan.
- Cable Pull: Road, short pull
- Weight per caliper: 135g
- Pad Actuation: Single piston
- Adaptors/Mounts Included: Front: 140mm or 160mm rotor // Rear: not included*
- Japanese-made cables and housing included!
What's included in the box:
- 2x Growtac Equal Flat Mount Brake Calipers
- 2x road brake cables
- 2x mtb brake cables
- 1x front flat mount adaptor for 140mm or 160mm rotor.
- 2x compressionless housing (stiff)
- 2x non-compressionless housing (flexy)
- Bunch of housing endcaps
- Mounting hardware for the rear brake
* Please note that if you are mounting these brakes onto a frame designed for a 140mm rear rotor without adapting, but plan to run a 160mm rotor, you will need a rear flat mount adaptor.
Installation instructions can be found here (pdf).
For replacement pads, you can use Shimano K04, K03, and K05S-RX pads. You'll want to retain the Growtac pad assembly bolt, though, as that is unique to the Growtac calipers.
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Growtac Equal Brakes, Flat Mount
I heard these were the best cable calipers out there, got a set, and I found it to be very true: Great modulation, grip and power - noticeably better than the TRP Spyre I had before, and easily in the same league as my Ultegra hydraulic brakes. And they’re beautifully machined and finished, to boot.
After trialing one set, I bought a second pair. I’ve replaced the hydro brakes on both of my all road bikes with Growtacs and so far so good!
I've been using TRP Spyre mech brakes for years and they've been fine. Not great but good enough. Saw some reviews of these brakes and decided to give them a try. Easily double the braking power of the Spyres. I'd say they're close to hydraulic power. For all but the most aggressive braking I could use one finger on my SRAM AXS levers. Others have suggested their weak point is modulation but I don't feel that to be the case. Glad I gave them a try but my wallet is a little bummed now that I want to replace my Spyres on the rest of my bikes.
I just installed these brakes on my Salsa Cutthroat, and it is a HUGE improvement over the GRX 810 brakes. Combined with the Tektro RL 540 levers, I have the best braking system on my bike since I started riding 50 years ago. Great brakes, and I would HIGHLY recommend them, with long pull levers (with internal cable routing).