Velo Orange gets the exclusive on new Equal Mechanical Disc Brakes from Japan

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Check this out! Velo Orange is now the sole importer and distributor of Growtac products in the US. Growtac is a Japanese engineering and manufacturing company focused on cycling products. They are making a big ol’ splash in the market with their new Equal mechanical, short-pull disc brake sets.

According to Velo Orange, the Equal disc brakes “provide excellent modulation and power with a compact and lightweight design – perfect for your gravel, touring, or all-road bike.

In testing, we’ve found that the modulation is linear and predictable, the caliper and system stiffness is confidence-inspiring, and the lever feel is natural and comfortable – offering superior performance compared to most other mechanical disc brake calipers on the market. ”

Compared to most other mechanical disc brakes we’ve seen, the clamping mechanism has been pivoted 90º, making it flush with the top of the brake instead of the side. It will be interesting to see how these perform compared to other mechanical calipers.

Kits include calipers, cables, and housing, and are available in Post ($390 USD) and Flat ($350 USD) mount options, as well as a big, variety of anodized colors like grey, red, purple, very berry, gold, black, blue, and silver. These brakes are designed, engineered, CNC’d, and packaged in Tokyo, Japan.


  • Cable Pull: Road, short pull
  • Weight per caliper: 138g
  • Pad Actuation: Single piston
  • Cables and housing by Nissen of Japan included!

I will be getting a review pair of these bad boys and will get you the skinny on them pronto…stay tuned!

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