The stopping power comes from mechanical TRP Spyke disc brakes. This is a dual sided mechanical disc brake caliper where both pads operate to give an even and precise clamping force. This means that the pad and rotor wear is even. The Spyke is the more powerful version of the Spyre disc brake and it's performance is impressive, by far the best mechanical brake we have used. TRP have added a simple cable barrel adjuster so the pads can be easily adjusted without tools. We use mechanicals as they are so much easier to fix and maintain whilst on tour.
We use a 180mm rotor on the front and 160mm at the back, both rotors are Shimano with the Centre-Lock mounting system. The rotors are precision cut stainless steel. The braking surface has been developed for good pad clearing and cooling improving performance and rotor longevity.
The discs are operated by the reliable and durable Shimano Deore levers. The levers have good reach adjustment for comfortable braking on tour.
We also use compressionless cable housing for better performance.