With Cyclo cross becoming more popular and exciting, TRP Always likes to be on top. The RevoX is the latest on the Cyclocross scene with its ultra light plate construction like the EuroX but with semi-low profile geometry similar to a CR959.
This offers profound stopping power and control while still maintaining a good balance of mud clearance at a very low weight. Individual spring tension adjusters let you precisely centre your pads while our Inplace Adjust pad holders allow for toe-in and toe-out adjustment.
Pad height adjustment insures that you will always hit you rim square. The integrated barrel adjuster end lets you fine tune the feel or make on the fly adjustments. Some might say it will revolutionize the sport.
- Semi low profile carbon fibre arms
- Dual spring tension adjusters
- Integrated barrel adjuster
- Adjustable angle cartridge pads
- Titanium hardware
- Weight: 130 grams per wheel (including hardware)
- Sold as two pairs
Verdict - An exceptional brake with strong and predictable results, at a bonkers price. The TRP RevoX Carbon is a really very good brake, it's infinitely adjustable and those long arms give strong and predictable braking throughout the lever pull, never levelling off in the stopping curve just when you need it most.
…these TRP RevoX Carbon Cantilever Brakes are for the serious racer.
Despite looking to one possible future of cyclocross with their Parabox cable-to-disc brake converter and Spyre and HY/RD cable actuated disc calipers, TRP still have a lot of feet in the past with a large collection of cantilever brakes on their books and the new RevoX has been produced with input from 2012 World Champion Niels Albert.
the twin-plate carbon-fibre arms are formed into a semi-low profile silhouette but with long arms for extra leverage and come decorated with titanium hardware to keep the weight down. Cable tension adjusters slot into the ends of the arms for quick and easy tweaking and the spring tension of each arm can be adjusted individually.
There's about 15mm of up/down pad adjustment on the brake arm, allowing the brake pad to hit the rim squarely rather than at an odd angle as so often happened with other canti brakes.
The TRP brake pads feature their Inplace Adjust pad holders too, which quickly and easily let you adjust the pads for toe-in to silence any possible squeal.
Enough of that, do they actually stop you? Yes. Very much so.
…those long arms giving lots of leverage. In just-set-them-up ride-up-and-down-the-road just-to-see testing I was able to do successful one finger braking, from the hoods, and do front wheel endos really stupidly easily whilst doing so. Which is kind of fun for a cantilever.
RevoX give consistent and powerful braking throughout the lever stroke with none of that running out of brake fear that can happen exactly when you don't want it to. Which is a bit of a revelation to be honest, and the carbon arms keep everything flex-free despite their length.
The RevoX thankfully comes in an alloy variant that costs £140 less for the added drag of 20g per wheel.