Heat resistance

The high heat resistance of Trickstuff brakes ensures that the braking performance remains constant on long descents and that you can rely on your brakes without compromises. The high heat resistance is achieved through a combination of the construction of the materials used in the brake caliper and the characteristics of brake pads and brake discs, which are optimized to absorb and dissipate heat.

Hollow stainless steel pistons


The light and hollow stainless steel pistons in the brake caliper make a considerable contribution to the heat management of the brakes. The hollow cylinder design reduces the contact surface between the brake pads and pistons to a minimum, while the stainless steel itself has low thermal conductivity, significantly reducing heat transfer into the brake caliper. In addition to stainless steel, air also has low thermal conductivity. The air cushion created in the hollow cylinder therefore also makes a positive contribution to heat management.

Brake fluid


The brake fluid used in Trickstuff brakes is Bionol, which is made from vegetable oil and is environmentally friendly.

The low viscosity of Bionol enables an easier flow through the brake system and therefore a constant pressure point and smooth running. Due to its high viscosity index, it is less susceptible to changes in performance at low temperatures.

A high boiling point of the brake fluid is crucial for consistent and safe braking performance, even under heavy use. If the boiling point is exceeded, this can lead to the formation of vapor bubbles and thus to a compression of the brake fluid, resulting in a loss of braking power. The boiling range of the low-viscosity Bionol is between 360°C and 420° at atmospheric pressure and is therefore considerably higher than that of conventional mineral oils or DOT brake fluids.