Since taking on the ee brand, Cane Creek has issued several limited edition eeBrakes colors, but now they’ve completely revised the venerable stoppers. The all-new eeBrake G4 is the fourth generation of the lightweight rim brakes. And they now come in at 80g per wheel for standard mount… a savings of about 3g per wheel compared to the prior version (Technically, Cane Creek says there’s no claimed weight savings between iterations, but we checked past specifications). Which is impressive not just because they were already class-leading light, but also because the plastic badging on them has been replace with metal, and they get wider.

2018 4th generation eeBrake 4G from cane creek

Functional refinements are the real focus, though, and include the ability to fit wider 700×28 tires. Anyone riding an older road bike that’s been pining for more modern tires will appreciate the increased capacity, as well as the upgrade to T25 brake shoe bolts.

eeBrake 4G lightweight rim brake for road bikes handles 28mm wide tires and are new for 2018

Other upgrades include a stronger spring to work better with full length cable housing, internal routing, or other convoluted designs. Their center adjustment has been tweaked for easier adjustments too, and the overall design is a bit more refined. Brakes are $325 each and are available now at dealers and on their website. Now, if only you could combine them with those sweet new titanium eeWings cranks

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Carl
Carl
4 years ago

So…how exactly is a T25 brake pad bolt an upgrade? I’ve worked on tons of bikes as a shop mechanic and never once have I had an issue with a 4/5 mm hex bolt. On the contrary, I have more issues with torx bolts.

robert
robert
4 years ago
Reply to  Carl

technically torx bolts have more surface contact with the tool, so the bolt head can be shallower, and get the same grip… that being said, a lot of times they start using light/really soft materials with these things, so they end up being a wash, if not worse. i do agree with you, i personally hate T25

C36
C36
4 years ago

Bike Rumors continue with titles disconnected from real facts (aka Spe and the most accurate power meter on the planet): why is this brake stronger? For the spring? Well this is not really a “stronger brake”.
Now, interested in the new centerrijf system, the G3 was already an improvement, what is new on the g4?

Caad12_sub6
Caad12_sub6
4 years ago
Reply to  C36

First message didn’t go through. Agree that BR lack of partiality on their phrasing. As soon as they move away from facts it can be risible.
Cmon BR, I get you need to stay nice with brands but don’t loose your credibility?
EEbrakes are great (have 2 pairs) but I learnt nothing from those few lines.

Michele
Michele
4 years ago

These are about as aerodynamic as our presidents hair

Robin
Robin
4 years ago
Reply to  Michele

Did someone claim the EE brakes were aero? EE certainly didn’t.

thestansmonster
thestansmonster
4 years ago

I don’t get it… where does the rotor go?

Flux
Flux
4 years ago

Right, because every single person who owns a bike with rim brakes (I’m guessing at least 90% of road bikes out there in existence) should just throw them in the trash heap, and buy one with disc brakes, because “better modulation”.

Tim
Tim
4 years ago
Reply to  Flux

I’m with you, flux. There’s a lot to be said for keeping older bikes running! Plus- if I’m riding in the rain, I’ve made some kind of mistake!

robert
robert
4 years ago
Reply to  Tim

yeah, but if you want ‘better modulation’ w/ rim brakes you don’t buy these…. you would just buy the dura ace brakes.

Frank
Frank
4 years ago
Reply to  robert

I’ve used both and these are better while weighing as much as one Shimano caliper.

Allan
Allan
4 years ago

Useful comment

Robert
Robert
4 years ago

The rotor goes on the rim. Nice and big in diameter as opposed to using dinky little ones attached to the hub.

mpulsiv
4 years ago

Dura Ace rim brakes don’t modulate well. My $50 Campagnolo Potenza brakes put my Dura Ace to shame in every aspect with same brake pads and same wheels.