Cyclists may be interested in a new Kickstarter campaign for the Radic GAMMA mountain bike brakes by the team at Radic Performance based in Auckland, New Zealand. Radic GAMMA are 3D printed mountain bike brakes designed to offer high performance and are now available to back via Kickstarter from roughly £160 or NZ$312.
Features of GAMMA :
– Manufactured from lightweight 3D-Printed AlSi10Mg Aluminum Alloy.
– Weighing in at less than 60 grams.
– Equipped with four-piston stopping power.
– Open design allowing increased airflow, keeping brake temperatures low and reducing brake fade.
– Insulated Pistons to maintain brake fluid temperatures.
– Compatible with Hope V4 brake pads.
– Compatible with other manufacturers’ levers.
“Our brakes are proudly designed and manufactured in the heart of Middle Earth – New Zealand. Radic Performance is the creation of Taylor Grey and Jake Powell, two kiwi mechanical engineers with a passion for design, engineering, and of course – mountain biking. Our background is in research, development, and manufacturing of automotive components for the Motorsport industry – an industry that is benefiting greatly from all kinds of advances in manufacturing and design tools. We saw a great opportunity to take the most cutting-edge technology and bring it to the world of mountain biking.”
“Additive manufacturing is a technology that has largely been reserved for small scale prototyping and hi-tech components for the aerospace and medical industries, but the rapid improvements in the technology have allowed for larger-scale production and much lower manufacturing costs. At Radic Performance we want to bring cutting-edge technologies into our design and manufacturing process to create the most high-performance products on the market.”