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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Deserves more than 5 stars: Easiest setup imaginable, great modulation and stopping power, and the esthetics are superb.
At first, I was skeptical about the specs; single-piston, tiny pads & mechanical, but don't let that fool you. These brakes are so close to hydro modulation I couldn't quite tell the difference. The instructions recommend u couple a short flexy compression housing when used with drop-bars which added to the install time. If you want to get the most out of them, compression-less housing is a must! My only issue is the anodising scratches quite easily, so be careful when poking ur cable thru it. The breaks only actuate x1 piston on one side, while the inner pad stay static. I would not recommend using a stiff steel disc rotors. Use lighter and more flexy shimano ice-tech rotors as they allow more side flexing when the outer-pad pushes the disc towards the inner.
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?