• 08-25-2015
    sgtrobo
    TRP Spyre mechanicals or TRP HY/RDs for a 2012 Salsa Fargo 3?
    Hiya.

    I have a Salsa Fargo 2012 with some BB7 roads which are pretty long in the tooth. I'm looking pretty hard at upgrading to either TRP Spyres or TRP Hy/Rd's and I'm interested in anybody thoughts as to which way to go.

    The Hy/RDs will be about $350 installed, the Spyre's $230 installed

    I use my bike primarily as a commuter in the Pacific NorthWET but I will also be using it for Cyclocross this fall. I'm also a big fella, ~250 myself, plus the commuter crapolla (rack, Ortlieb panniers, school books, 2 changes of clothes and lunch box) if that makes a difference
  • 08-26-2015
    Harryonaspot
    The Spyke model is a more powerful version . I really like them.
  • 08-26-2015
    Monstermash
    I had a chance to ride a friend's Volagi today with the HY/RDs and I was impressed. They had plenty of power and had good feel/feedback. I can't comment on the other model but as a dedicated hydraulic user I was very surprised how much I liked the HY/RDs. Coming off the BB7's I think you would be very happy with them.
  • 08-26-2015
    sgtrobo
    did you notice any type of loud, obnoxious squeaking or squealing while braking? The BB7Rs do that and it drives me nuts
  • 08-26-2015
    Monstermash
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by sgtrobo View Post
    did you notice any type of loud, obnoxious squeaking or squealing while braking? The BB7Rs do that and it drives me nuts

    No. They were very quiet.
  • 08-27-2015
    Harold
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by Harryonaspot View Post
    The Spyke model is a more powerful version . I really like them.

    It's also for flat bar bikes. OP has drop bars.
  • 10-02-2015
    Nurse Ben
    The Spyke is NOT more powerful than the Spre. The Spyke and Spyre are the same brake and pad, the difference is that the Spyre has a road throw (short) and the Spyke has a mountain throw (long).

    You need to match the caliper and lever. A Speed Dial Lever "sorta" works with a road throw, a BMX is a road throw.

    The BB7 also comes in a road and mount throw, so make sure you get the correct lever or caliper for your set up.

    I have all three, I prefer the TRP to the BB7 for the dual piston action, but neither is more or less powerful than the other, nor have I noticed any difference in wet weather performance. The Spyke has a nice dust shield which "may" help keep the pads clean.

    For the price, the BB7 is a much better deal.

    If you need some Spyres, I have two sets of new calipers I got back on a warranty recall.