TRP DRIVETRAIN & BRAKES
Having stepped outside the “big 2” for the first time this year I am fully converted and genuinely love my TRP TR12 Drivetrain and DH-R EVO brakes. The derailleur has functioned flawlessly since April, it’s extremely quiet through the gnarliest of terrain. The ratcheting clutch and hall lock does a great job at keeping everything sung when the going get’s rough. Sure, the lever feel is a bit harsher than the SRAM or Shimano offerings but in terms of function use it takes the W for me. The only changes I have made was loosening up the clutch very very slightly.
The DH-R EVO breaks are absolute monsters, running a 223mm up front and a 203mm rotor out back there has been no lack of power coming from these 4 piston beasts. TRP has found a great balance of modulation and bite, this has remained unchanged through my 3 sets of pads. Literally zero maintenance all year, the bit point has changed a little but not enough to warrant a bleed. While I do like the Shimano style levers more the overall package of the EVO’s takes the win for me.