For those who are fans of the TRP G-Spec Quadiem brake set, the TRP Quadiem brakes may also be your favorites. The Quadiem brakes have the same world cup winning perfromance as the G-Spec model but come with a silver painted finish making them more affordable. Here in this product overview, we are going to be highlighting the TRP Quadiem 4 piston enduro/downhill brake set.
Both of the TRP Quadiem brakes were designed, tested, and developed alongside World Cup overall champion Aaron Gwin. After Aaron's initial feedback, TRP went back to the drawing board and refined the Quadiem brake in to what it is today. Neko Mulally, Aaron Gwin, and Angel Suarez make up the YT Mod world cup downhill team and all race at an elite level on TRP brakes.
TRP uses a hybrid ceramic and steel four piston caliper that is designed to better dissipate heat. One of the most tangible changes Aaron Gwin requested was a redesigned lever blade. The lever you see today on the TRP Quadiem brakes are the ones Aaron Gwin decided on, with dimples for more grip and a strong shape gives a controlled feel in your hands.
The only one difference between the Quadiem and the G-Spec Quadiem brakes is the finish. The standard Quadiem brakes come with a silver painted finish on both the lever body and the caliper. The G-Spec Quadiem brakes are forged, CNC'd, polished, and then anodized to give these brakes a factory looking finish. Both brakes perform exactly the same out on the trail, both use the same tool free reach adjust, and both use the same four piston caliper with machined cooling fins.
Check out Vital MTB's Big Brake Face Off between six of the best heavy duty disk brakes on the market. Here they are lining up the TRP G-Spec Quadiem, Sram Code RSC, Hope Tech 3 V4, Formula Cura, Shimano Saint, and Magura MT7 HC3 brakes. Vital breaks down the power, modulation, adjustability, weight, and more in this complete test. See how the performance of G-Spec Quadiem brakes, the same form and function found in the Quadiem brakes, shapes up against the best big power brakes out there! Vital says that these TRP brakes are "the most consistent performer when it comes to lever feel and modulation of all the brakes in this test."
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