Tektro Auriga rated?

Discussion in 'Cycling Archive' started by soup, Oct 19, 2015.

  1. soup

    soup Guest

    I am thinking of getting a Specialized Crosstrail Sport Disc which comes
    with Tektro Auriga hydraulic disc brakes .
    Now looking on the 'net these brakes have fairly low reviews are they
    as crap as people make out or is it a case of they are much better than
    rim brakes but still crap compared to other hydraulic discs.
    Or is the general consensus that even mechanical discs do the job
    better than rim brakes.
    soup, Oct 19, 2015
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  2. my old MTB has Tektro Auriga PRO, done 3000 miles commuting across
    gravel paths in royal parks, tow paths etc. I've changed the pads no
    other issues.

    Plenty of bite and power, but even the reasonably low end Shimano M395,
    hydraulic discs on my newer MTB are a big leap in power/modulation etc.

    So you can get better brakes but they are by no means poor brakes.

    Roger Merriman
    Roger Merriman, Oct 19, 2015
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  3. soup

    Sam Wilson Guest

    Sorry, it's taken me a while to get round to this. My new bike (Marin
    Fairfax SC3) has Tektro Auriga. I've done a few hundred miles on it,
    mostly short commutes but also a trip from Edinburgh to Inverness over
    the summer, and they've been fine.

    I've test ridden bikes with other disc brakes over the years and they
    all surprised me with how powerful they were, in the same way that
    V-brakes surprised me after riding bikes with standard calipers. The
    Aurigas are much less powerful than other discs, but have very similar
    stopping power to the V-brakes I've been used to so I've no complaints.
    Perhaps if I was a mad downhiller it might be different.

    Sam Wilson, Nov 2, 2015
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