The Science Range
When it comes to braking, you don’t take chances. Quality brakes equal safer cycling. And the first name in quality brakes is Fibrax.
Fibrax has been at the forefront of bicycle brake innovation for more than a hundred years. This British success story was a pioneer at the very start of the cycling boom and made its first brakes in 1902.
That spirit of innovation continues. In the days when Raleigh sold three million bikes a year in Britain, every one of them was fitted with Fibrax brake blocks. In the 1970s, the company’s groundbreaking leather-faced brake pads were featured on BBC TV’s Tomorrow’s World programme.
Today a team of research scientists and engineers continue to refine and test the materials used in Fibrax’s brake systems down to the molecular level. The all-important rubber and other braking materials are sourced in the UK and the brake pads are manufactured on site. All wires are fabricated and cables are also assembled on site, in Wrexham.
The brake pads undergo exhaustive testing on a specially designed rig. Then they are taken out by experienced road racers and mountain bikers and put through their paces in the toughest conditions. Only then are they presented to retailers and the public.
Fibrax has developed a comprehensive range of disc pads, rotors, rim pads, cables and spares. New products are now in the pipeline for development to enhance the range further.
The commitment to constantly refining existing products and developing new ones has seen this family firm continue to thrive for over a century.
The extensive testing means the superior quality of Fibrax brakes can always be validated. They are provably better than those of their competitors.
The result is brakes you can trust. Brakes that give you total control – whatever bike you’re riding, no matter how demanding the conditions.