First Look – Rever MTN1 Disc Brake


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Uncle Gomez got his hands on what we believe is the first production version of the new Rever MTN1 mechanical disc brakes in the US! (We expect to see the retail shipment very soon!) Before we sent the MTN1s to our Alaskan testing partner and ITI champion, Kevin Breitenbach, up there in Fairbanks, AK I took a look at them and shot a couple of pix for you to check out.

Designed to be used with fat-bikes and mountain bikes using a long pull brake levers, the MTN1 caliper is a dual piston design*, mechanical disc brake that weighs a claimed 166g while the svelte, 2-finger, CNC’d lever comes in at 67g.

*both brake pads squeeze the rotor

The contents of the box is among the most complete we’ve seen and includes all the following!

1 – REVER MTN1 Mechanical Disc Brake Caliper
1 – REVER L1 CNC-Machined Brake Lever
1 – REVER 6 Bolt Rotor, 160mm
1 – Ultra-slick Stainless Brake Cable, 3000mm
1 – 5mm Compressionless Brake Housing, Black, 3000mm
2 – Caliper Mounting Bolts
2 – Semi-metallic Brake Pads
6 – Rotor Mounting Bolts, T25
1 – IS Adapter with Mounting Bolts, 140/160mm
1 – IS Adapter with Mounting Bolts, 160/180mm
1 – Post Mount Adapter with Mounting Bolts, 160mm
1 – Hooded End Cap, Black
2 – Lined End Caps, Black
2 – Cable Tips, Black
4 – Mini Tube Tops, Black
1 – T25 Torx Wrench

With all that stuff included in the box you should have no problem getting these mounted up on your fat-bike.

My initial impression of the fit and finish is very favorable but these brakes are meant to be used, not looked at like a piece of jewelry so that is why they are on their way up to Kevin in Alaska for real world testing. It’s already dipping well below freezing up in Fairbanks as I write this! We will keep you posted with reports from Kevin!

If you ride a road or cross bike there is a short-pull version that is meant for use with drop bars and is called the MCX1. I checked at the distributor and these are already available a bit ahead of the MTN1s that should be on the shelves in the next couple of weeks and will have an MSRP of $164.99.

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