Earlier this year, Cane Creek’s eeBrakes got a bit of an update. The G4 version, got wider to fit bigger tires, the whole caliper got a stronger spring to use with full housing while still shedding a few grams, and the entire package got refined for easier adjustment.

Now, they’re also getting more colorful.

Cane Creek eeBrake G4 gets the Limited Edition treatment w/ Pink El Rosado kit

This isn’t the first time that Cane Creek has offered limited edition colorways of their eeBrakes, but it is the first time that they’ve been offered for the G4. Offered in what they’re calling El Rosado, the black and magenta brakes will be available in either direct mount or standard depending on your needs.

Cane Creek eeBrake G4 gets the Limited Edition treatment w/ Pink El Rosado kit

As a bonus, you’ll also snag a pair of matching eeBarKeep bar end plugs and an eeNut preload assembly to make your bike matchy matchy.

Sold as a kit, the entire set up will run $700 for either brake mount standard. As with most limited editions, the time to order is limited as well – get your orders in by September 21st, or you’ll have to be content with classic black on black.



    • Ryan, I would say that any of us that know that disk brakes are the solution to the problem no one had. While for the .0001% of folks who “need” them on their bombing decent of Mt. Kilimanjaro…the reality is disk are more marketing than function. Oddly, as a pro…when racing…the ONLY time we wished we had better stoppers is on descents in the rain. This “issue” is handily resolved by systems such as Zipp’s “Showstopper” and many other products in the past 20+ years.

      Most consumers seem to be aware that one rider with “much” better breaks is a danger to an entire peloton or paceline. But, never let facts get into the way of marketing nor financial jealousy.

      • Agreed 100% until the bike I wanted came with discs, like it or not. Now, after two months:

        Need discs? No.

        Seductively great modulation appreciated? Yes.

      • There’s a real sense of deja vu, if forums had been prevalent around the mtb switch to discs I think you could just copy and paste the naysayer comments straight across for road bikes (v-brakes can lock up a wheel, only need discs on dh and in wet, they’re heavier etc.) We don’t need them, just like we don’t need carbon and 11 speed cassettes and power meters …

        I think your comment about “Most consumers seem to be aware that one rider with “much” better breaks is a danger to an entire peloton or paceline” is misleading. Having better brakes doesn’t mean that the rider will lock them up or brake harder; sometimes it just means better control and modulation. On the reflex a rider with the same shitty brakes as the rest of the peleton can brake erratically. The danger is in the erratic or different behaviour not the brakes.

        • Yup. Better modulation is perhaps the greatest advantage of disc brakes. That and more consistent braking across all conditions.

          Heavier? Yeah, not that much, and certainly not so much as to make any significant performance difference.

          A danger to other riders? No. Reference that whole modulation thing. A rider would quickly adapt to the use of disc brakes on his or her bike.

          • There is a danger for most riders however. Now, with the pro’s being pro….no issue. Now, on that pesky Wed night local hammer fest or the Sat AM ride….there will be blood.

            • No. Learning to modulate brakes is an easy thing for anyone to learn. I get that you’re trying to to stoke some fear and use hyperbole to make a weakly supported point, but you have no evidence to support you.

              If someone can properly modulate rim brakes in a peloton, then they can properly modulate disc brakes.

      • You’re not seeing my point. I’m not arguing for/against the efficacy of disc vs rim brakes. I’m merely noting that any roadie ready to drop that sort of money on these “super sick limited rare brakes” is precisely the sort of person who has already drank the disc brake kool-aid. When you “used to race” isn’t really relevant, though we are all very impressed.

        • Ryan, I do see your point….then there is WeightWeenies.com 🙂

          Robin, so, anyone can learn fast? So, coming up at Cat 4/5 crits…i see much bloodshed …

      • There is racing, and there are plenty of other guys just cycling everyday to commute to work, doing long distance cycling on the week-ends and other audax things. When you don’t care about racing and you ride more than 6000 miles per year (road cycling) without caring about the weather, disc brakes are not just marketing. They are really better, much more better and useful.

    • Most Roadies know that rim brakes are still waaaay lighter and most roadies own one or more nice rim brake bikes… Why buy a new $6000+ Disc bike when you can spend a fraction of that on these sick brakes and not only have something super limited but also lighter with plenty of stopping power. Disc on road is not a necessity, more of a preference.

    • @ryan,
      Where to start with, probably people who know of to ride a bike, people who realise they spend 99% of the time not braking and rim frames have a better behaviour than the disc ones (reinforcement, geometry…), people with the financial capacity to have premium braking surfaces and probably different wheels (mavic Exalith when the weather is really shit).
      I could add all the people who do not bombard descending under the rain Pikes-peak road (plus all the ones who decide not to ride when the weather is really crap).
      Only real benefit for day to day ride: comfort, on long descents you dont have to squeeze the lever strong. For ALL the rest that’s marketing (directly from Marketing managers friends).
      And not an anti disc brake, my mtb have them (and also have an old Cannondale F4000sl with V-brakes… so have the entire spectrum to compare with)

  1. One thing “rim wear” nice carbon rims turn to sh*** with rim brakes in anything but perfect dry weather, disc don’t have this issue. Also disc brakes such as hope RX4s are far better than any other brakes ever produced for road bikes, its like comparing rod brakes too Dura ace rim brakes on alloy rims.

    • What kind of pads/rims are you using and are you using carbon pads with alloy rims then swapping the carbon stuff back? Even with putting 8k per year on my crappy Reynolds carbon clinchers and cryo blue pads (I switched to alloys for daily training when I got a sweet deal on tubulars and realized carbon rims were stupid for daily use). I had very limited issues with rim wear in the western slope of Colorado riding year round at 84-85kg. My wife has daily’d Zipp 404’s with Swiss stop yellows for the last 2-3 years and the rims have almost no discernible wear from braking. The only times I’ve seen massive carbon rim wear are folks that swap in and out their alloy wheels and don’t change the pads crap gets imbedded in the pads and then acts as an extreme abrasive. .

  2. Brakes should not use $500+ wheels as their braking surface. That’s just stupid. Prior to disc brakes, I was ruining wheelsets every year on my cross bike. Alu wheels fill your pads with splinters, carbon wheels just brake poorly.

  3. I prefer im brakes for road simply because it feels better for smoothly slowing down. Disc brakes can feel too jerky like powerful cantis. Discs are tops in the rain though, no question.

      • I have a friend with one on an S5 and he mentioned when transporting the bike, if the wheel swing 90+ degrees to the right, the top of the brake contacts his frame. He’s had to be very careful. The’s currently a nice DeRosa frame with eeBrakes for sale on Craigslist an there’s a closeup photo of where the frame has slight damage from the brake caliper. Its enough of a worry that for so much money, I’m concerned

  4. I just got a gen4 set for a bike to fit newer, wider clincher rims, the 2018 campy sr just were too close at the calipers for comfort. I love the ee they allow far greater clearance, weigh 1/2 as much and modulate/stop as well as any ive ever tried. For those who have spent 10k on a bike and prpbably that much on kit over the years, $700 is just another expense of “doing business” that pays off over time. I personally plan on keeping my ti frame for life so its an investment to keep the bike up to date.

    • Do you ever have an issue with it contacting the frame if the wheel is turned a full 90+ degrees to the right? I’m worried about transporting the bike or possibly in a crash

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