Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount

Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount
Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount

Growtac Equal Brakes, Post Mount

Regular price $405.00
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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.

Free Shipping for Wholesale customers with subtotals over $400: Velo Orange offers free shipping for wholesale orders to the lower 48 States with a subtotal of at least $400. No coupon code required for this deal.

Oversize international shipping: Large products including (but not limited to) frames, fork, fenders, handlebars, racks, and rims may incur oversize shipping charges. We will notify you of additional charges.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 24 reviews
Chuck N.
Growtac Equal - Small but Mighty!

I have a coupled road travel tandem. Hydraulic brakes aren’t practical in my situation. I’ve tried several cable-activated and hybrid brakes including Avid BB7, TRP Spyre, TRP Hy/Rd, Juin Tech GT-P, and Paul Klamper. These are the first brakes that have truly felt like the hydraulics on my mountain bike. They engage quickly and with great power. Much easier on my hands as I don’t have to squeeze the brakes so hard now. Yet there is still the ability to feather the brakes, using a lighter touch. The brakes are easy to set up, once you’ve got all the housing cut and in place. That’s the challenging part. Follow the Growtac instructions. I’ve always used the other major brand of compressionless housing. The Growtac housing is better, albeit a half millimeter thicker. The pads are quiet and seem to be very high quality. I think the key to success with these brakes is to look at all of the components as a system. I used their compressionless housing but also used small pieces of their standard housing at the curves by the brifters. I installed the calipers and I used their specific pads. I’m convinced the outcome is optimal this way. Finally, these brakes are compact and really beautiful. Expensive, but very worth it.

john siemiarowski
nice brakes

They work well, setup was a breeze, nice compact size. The only down side is the way to adjust the pads. I'll need to carry an extra 3mm wrench (the usual ones that I carry are not long enough to reach in there). Cutting the compression resistant housing was tricky (clean ends are difficult and required the use of a grinder for clean up).

Luke H
bought ‘em cuz they look good

turns out they work pretty darn good too.

Mark Johnston
Worth the Wait

I waited several months to get these in the color I wanted for a Salsa Fargo upgrade for which I wanted the ease of maintaining mechanics brakes. They were well worth the wait! Definitely pricey for a mechanical brake, but by far the strongest I’ve used and near the stopping power of the Shimano hydraulics on my other bike (I can lock up easily with one finger on Apex levers).
Box came with all parts needed including compressionless housing and easy-to-follow installation instructions. Prior to buying these, I dabbled with hybrid brakes on the Fargo and I regret that time and money wasted. Should’ve gone with Growtecs from the start.

Fantastic brakes

Had a set of Klampers which are great but were just too big for my Salsa Fargo. Put a set of Growtacs on and they're easily as strong as the Klampers, easier to adjust and, most importantly, compact. The brushed purple also matched the titanium finish better. Klampers wound up on my Bridge Club and they're doing a great job and work better on that geometry. For the price and size, you can't go wrong with the Growtacs in general.

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