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Noticed: 612 Elements Brakes unveiled at Bespoked 2022

Finally weekend’s Bespoked Present in London, we caught sight of some reasonably industrial-looking 4-piston brakes aboard Bitter Bikes newest prototype of the Double Choc Enduro Bike. The brake levers and calipers have been fully devoid of any branding, however Roman from Qvist Hubs was readily available to inform us extra… these prototype hydraulic mountain bike brakes are developed by a lesser-known Swiss Producer known as 612 Elements. The proprietor? Engineer, Felix Lüttin, who has been in contact to inform us extra.

612 Elements Prototype Brakes

612 parts prototype mtb brakes 4-piston caliper on ohlins for sour double choc enduro bike bespoked 2022

The 612 Brakes have been arrange on the Bitter Double Verify Enduro Bike, with the 4-piston calipers clamping Galfer 2mm thick rotors

612 Elements has provided a 4-piston caliper for a while, however is quickly to supply a whole braking system with a lever now coming into its last levels of growth. The brakes are designed for Path, Enduro and Downhill, whereas a 2-piston model for XC and Downcountry is within the works. Felix tells us he would additionally wish to work on a 6-piston caliper in future.

A lot of the elements are CNC machined from 7075 aluminum, save for the 9mm piston throughout the grasp cylinder that’s constituted of an unspecified aluminum alloy. The lever we noticed at Bespoked has an adjustable attain, although the manufacturing lever will function this along with a chunk level/lever throw adjustment, too. The latter is not going to be adjusted through an allen head or tool-free adjuster; reasonably, it can require an exchangeable small piece, a number of of which will probably be accessible to permit the rider to decide on the size of lever throw fits them finest.

612 parts brake lever bespoked 2022 sour double choc enduro bike

As Felix is proscribed by the provision of DOT-compatible seals, the brand new brake levers are to be used with Mineral Oil solely. That stated, the caliper may be bought individually to be used with DOT 5.1 fluid or Mineral Oil.

The caliper can take brake rotors as much as 2.3mm thick, however tolerances are fairly tight so some pads could rub somewhat for the primary few rides. Felix says he discovered that pads thicknesses can range by as a lot a 0.2mm inside every collection of pad from the identical producer, therefore the potential for rubbing.

612 parts 4-piston brake caliper 4-piston mtb hydraulic disc braking system

The chrome steel pistons housed throughout the caliper are 16mm and 17mm in diameter.

Felix is attempting to supply all the things from as near house as potential; whereas the caliper physique and levers are CNC machined from 7075 aluminum in Germany, the chrome steel pistons and the primary seal are sourced from Switzerland. He tells us it’s exhausting to hint the origins of among the smaller elements, nevertheless; the hoses and fittings comes from Goodridge, a UK-Primarily based firm, whereas the bearings are purchased from numerous on-line retailers.

Pricing & Availability

The 612 4-Piston Brake Caliper is out there in Silver or Black direct from 612 Elements now, retailing at CHF 193.20. It’s appropriate with SRAM Code and Shimano SLX/XT/XTR collection brakes. Within the field you’ll get the caliper together with a Banjo Bleedscrew, pad pin and bleed block. The caliper is appropriate with submit mount adapters from Magura and Shimano; it might match different submit mount adapters however that has not been examined.

The entire braking system, i.e., the 4-piston caliper and brake lever, will probably be accessible to buy in round 4-5 weeks’ time. No pricing data on that simply but.




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