We all love to drool over tricked out, top-shelf componentry but when it’s time to go shopping -not window shopping, but real put your money on the table shopping- riders with finite budgets turn their attention to companies like Bloomington, Minnesota’s Rever. Launching at the Sea Otter Classic, newcomer Rever is bringing value priced components with claimed race grade performance.
“In today’s component world, cyclists have come to expect that with high performance comes complexity and a high price tag. We’re here to show that’s not the case,” explains Rever’s Brand manager Tren Blankenship.
Rever’s first product is a mechanical disc brake called the MCX1, a short-pull dual piston brake designed specifically for road and cyclocross bikes. An expanded line of competitively priced parts is planned for the future, stop in for details of Rever’s first offering…
Rever stuck with a mechanical design over hydraulic because they wanted the MCX1 brakes to be simple to set up and maintain, at home or mid-ride. In order to provide good stopping power and modulation, they chose to employ a dual-piston setup. Their basic design provides easy adjustability and the top-loading brake pads can be changed without removing your wheel. The Rever brakes use the same shape pads as Shimano’s G-type (for XT/XTR).
What makes them exciting is they’re only the second modern mechanical brake to move both pads simultaneously. TRP’s Spyre is the other, and these do look similar, but we’re all for more options that bring better performance than brakes with single-sided movements that simply mash the rotor against the fixed pad.
The other exciting part? For the price of admission, the MCX1 brake kit includes everything you need for one wheel, except the brake lever. You get the caliper, rotor, ultra-slick cable, compressionless housing, and all required small parts. The MCX1 disc brake is available April 15th for $149.99 per wheel with a two year warranty against manufacturing defects.
Caliper Main Body: Forged aluminum
Caliper Actuator Arm: Forged aluminum
Finish: Anodized matte black (caliper body)
Rotor: REVER single piece rotor
Rotor Sizes: 160mm
Pad: Shimano G-type (XT/XTR) pad design, sintered / semi-metallic / resin compounds
Mount Type: Post mount or IS mount with adapter
Special Features: Pad replacement is possible without removing wheels or disconnecting cables
1x REVER MCX1 Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper
1x REVER 6 Bolt Rotor, 160mm
1x Ultra-slick Stainless Brake Cable, 2300mm
1x 5mm Compressionless Brake Housing, Black, 2000mm
2x Caliper Mounting Bolts
2x Semi-metallic Brake Pads
6x Rotor Mounting Bolts, T25
1x IS Adapter with Mounting Bolts, 160mm
1x Post Mount Adapter with Mounting Bolts, 160mm
1x Indexed Inline Brake Adjuster
1x Hooded End Cap, Black
2x Lined End Caps, Black
2x Cable Tips, Black
4x Mini Tube Tops, Black
1x T25 Torx Wrench