These Post Mount Equal Disc Brakes from Growtac provide excellent modulation and power with a compact and lightweight design - perfect for your gravel, touring, or all-road 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: 138g
- Pad Actuation: Single piston
- Japanese-made cables and housing included!
What's included in the box:
- 2x Growtac Equal Post Mount Brake Calipers
- 2x road brake cables
- 2x mtb brake cables
- 2x compressionless housing (stiff)
- 2x non-compressionless housing (flexy)
- Bunch of housing endcaps
- Mounting hardware for the rear brake
Note: please consult your frame and fork's manufacturer to determine if you need any adaptors, spacers, and the like.
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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Love them so far. Way stronger than the brakes they replaced.
In the past I always used top end side pulls on rims. (the original disc brakes for bikes). When I changed my touring setup to cable actuated disc I was always disappointed with the amount of lever travel before real braking occurred. Constant fiddling did not improve. It was my hope that changing out the spyre trp calipers for the growtac equal would improve the brake feel. It did but not much. I will eventually go back to good quality side pulls.
Thanks for your feedback. Can you please tell us what brake levers you're using?
Superbe brake-power and -modulation (with one finger), excellent build quality, easy to adjust and maintain. Reliable to 100%.
Way better than Hy/Rd I had used. Great stopping power and good throw in that the brake levers connect at the right place in the braking stroke vs collapsing into the bar. Super light also.
I had been trying to purchase these brakes from Japan for several months without getting a response from any vendor there. As soon as VO had them listed, I purchased immediately. I replaced my old Juin Tech R1's with these Equals. So far they have been great. The pull is much easier than pulling a hybrid hydro/ mechanical system. I have no worries blasting down hills. Setup is super easy. I didn't use the provided cables or housing. I have solid lines that link to compression-less with a barrel adjuster and it works great. Cables are teflon coated, which I have found work great.