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.
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.
Free Shipping for Retail customers with subtotals over $150: Velo Orange offers free shipping to the lower 48 States for retail orders with a subtotal of at least $150. Use the coupon code 150SHIP when you check out to get the deal.
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I bought these to replace a set of BB5s. I found them incredibly easy to set up thanks to the dual pad adjustment screws. I set mine up with the included compressionless housing, and they are plenty strong. It's great that the package comes with both standard and compressionless housing and both kinds of brake cables. I've got lots of bikes, so it's always nice to have spare bits around. I really like the cable routing and how it brings everything inboard a bit, as the BB5s interfered with the cargo cages I use on my fork.
I just bought another set to replace a set of hydro-mechanical brakes, because the Equals are just as strong, but are more serviceable.
One more thing. I have seen people concerned about losing the little rubber plug that covers the hole for the pad adjustment screw. I lost mine very quickly. Fortunately, the hole is threaded for an m4 bolt, so a cheap bolt from any hardware store is all you need to securely cover up that hole.
Only 2 rides in and yes they can and are quite impressive. Very easy to set up and adjust. Definitely worth the money and color choices are a bonus.
They're great, and don't call me Post Mount.
Deserves more than 5 stars: Easiest setup imaginable, great modulation and stopping power, and the esthetics are superb.