The Kibo comes with a choice of V brakes, cantilever brakes as well as a disc brake option. Our recommended option is the Deore V brake for expedition touring with its excellent stopping power, easy maintenance and availability of replacement parts around the world.

Cantilevers tend to have higher mud/mudguard clearance versus their V brake counterparts minimising clogging in sludgy conditions. We use the Tektro CR710 cantilever which has a narrower profile than most so they don't interfere with the pannier bags.


V brakes have great stopping power and the Shimano Deore V brakes and levers together provide quick and positive response. The 107mm brake arms and the direct cable action design create a powerful leverage ratio.

Disc brakes (TRP Spykes) are now an option - for more info click here