TRP Expands EVO Technology into Trail and Slate Line

[Press Release] – As a result of the successful re-design of the DH-R EVO brake in 2020, the Evolution of TRP continues. Next to the top-of-the line DH-R EVO model, the TRP Trail and Slate series have also received the EVO treatment for this model year with a new pairing of 2.3 mm rotors, new 2.3 mm high-flow calipers, new light-action seals, new hoses, new mineral oil, and our new performance resin pads. 

Every year the achievable speeds and capabilities of mountain bikes increase with modern geometry designs, larger wheels, and in some cases the addition of a heavy E-powered engines. At TRP, we believe developing brakes that can handle the higher temperatures and intense usage of E-bikes only go to improve the overall braking experience on analog and gravity powered bikes as well.  

After working closely with TRP athletes and product testers, the benefits of using thicker 2.3 mm rotors (standard rotors measure 1.8 mm) with the Trail and Slate brakes became clear. With 47% more lateral rigidity and an 8% better cooling capacity, we are now able to offer a full line of brakes with more consistent power, better modulation, heat management, and less maintenance over time. 

Expanding EVO technologies to create the Trail EVO and Slate EVO brings every bike improved performance at an affordable price.   

Trail EVO – An evolution of the Quadiem, developed in conjunction with athletes on the World Cup circuit. The Trail EVO is the brake of choice for hardcore Trail, Enduro, and heavy E-MTB riding offering more modulation and a smooth onset of power for an unmatched experience of control. Using the same High-Flow caliper as the DH-R EVO and a 10 mm master cylinder piston, the Trail EVO reduces the chance of brake fade with 2.3 mm rotor adaptability, a full 360° oil path around all four pistons and our new High-Performance Mineral Oil that has an increased boiling point of 270° C. Finished with a shiny black paint, find reliable and consistent braking power in all conditions with the New TRP Trail EVO. 

Trail EVO Features and Specs:

  • New High-Flow Caliper
  • New Ergonomic Lever Blade
  • New Performance Resin Brake Pads
  • New High-Performance Mineral Oil
  • New 5.0 mm Brake Hose
  • New Selection of 2.3 mm Rotors
  • 10 mm Master Cylinder Piston
  • Shiny Black Paint Finish 
  • 16/16 mm Hybrid Composite Caliper Pistons
  • Weight: 310 g
  • Price: $209.99 per wheel. Rotors not included. 
  • Intended Usage: Enduro/All-Mountain/E-MTB
  • Intended Rotor Thickness: 2.3 mm 

Slate EVO – All New for 2022, we merged the technologies of our DH-R EVO and light weight Slate T4 brakes to create the ultimate set of stoppers for light E-MTB and Trail bikes. With a re-designed High-Flow caliper and new High-Performance Mineral Oil with an increased boiling point of 270° C, the Slate EVO reduces brake fade and offers a consistent bite in a lighter weight package. 

Slate EVO Features and Specs: 

  • New High-Flow Caliper
  • New Ergonomic Lever Blade
  • New Performance Resin Brake Pads
  • New High-Performance Mineral Oil
  • New 5.0 mm Brake Hose
  • New Selection of 2.3 mm Rotors
  • 10 mm Master Cylinder Piston
  • Matte Black Paint Finish 
  • 16/16 Stainless Steel Caliper Pistons
  • Weight: 300 g
  • Price: $139.99 per wheel. Rotors not included. 
  • Intended Usage: All-Mountain/Light E-MTB
  • Intended Rotor Thickness: 2.3 mm 

“When it comes to braking, I’ve always wanted performance over everything.” – Aaron Gwin, 5X DH World Champion

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