The Omega One is our most advanced and feature-packed brake ever. We took our previous brakes, and completely redesigned everything from scratch. The result is the most refined, highly-functional piece of hardware we've ever made.
In the past, our brakes were built one part at a time, and joined into a whole that was, indeed, the sum of its parts. Omega One turns that concept on its head; we started with a single unified form, based on the smallest possible space envelope that would meet the mechanical requirements. Then, we shaped that envelope into an aerodynamic form, and finally carved out the component parts from that aero shape. The result is a brake that is impossibly beautiful, elegant, and minimal, yet maintains all the mechanical proterties and features of our earlier brakes.
Like all of our brakes, Omega One was developed in the wind tunnel. This is the fastest brake we have ever made, the fastest brake we have ever tested, and is in fact faster than having no brake at all. That's right; putting the Omega One on your fork actually reduces drag compared to having no brake at all! Read all about it in our Wind Tunnel Report.
Although our previous brakes were small, Omega One is absolutely knife-like. It is the smallest possible shape which meets the mechanical necessities of braking. When mounted to a modern fork, it will add no frontal area at all, and in fact improve the aero shape of the fork. Other brakes stick out well past the frontal profile of the bike, disrupting air flow and robbing you of precious Watts. And Omega One's centerpull design means that the brake cable and housing get to hide from the wind as well, leaving nothing exposed.
The Omega's rollercam Wedge design provides an enormous mechanical advantage for excellent stopping power, smooth action and excellent modulation. Omega One improves on our past shapes, improving modulation while increasing power. It's as easy to install as ever, more powerful than before, and with plenty of modulation. You can go from no braking to completely locking your wheels, with infinite modulation in between the extremes.
The new integrated shapes mean that all the internals are hidden from the wind and the elements, making the brake faster and also more robust. At the same time, we were able to maintain the same ultra-light weight as our prior brakes, making them lighter than Dura-Ace or Campagnolo Record, while still providing superlative power, modulation, and aerodynamics.
A powerful spring on the rear of the brake returns it to neutral quickly and efficiently. This single fixed spring design reduces size of the brake, and allows us to keep the width narrower than most head tubes.
The Omega brakes have passed the world's most rigorous braking safety tests from CEN and CPSC with flying colors. Omega performs well in both dry and wet conditions, and has been ridden ridden in every kind of training and racing environment, under some of the world's strongest professional riders. With Omega brakes dating back to 2012, we can proudly say the design has stood the test of time.
Omega One is as easy to install as our prior brakes. The magnetic front plate offers instant access to the brake's internals. The Wedge provides a 'home position' for the brake's Levers, making installation straightforward and foolproof. And with independent pad position adjustment, it's easier than ever to set your brake and adjust as needed. Everywhere on the brake, we took care to make sure the details were done right. For example, every fastener on the brake is either stainless steel or titanium, for excellent corrosion resistance. The underside of the Omega's Front Plate forms a complete cover for the underside, helping to improve airflow and help keep the brake's interior clean.
There is a set screw on each side that controls how far the pad is from the brake track. If you switch to a wider rim, just move the pads outward - no need to recable the brake or do anything else to compromise the performance and aerodynamics of the brake. If your brake pad has worn down, just move the pads inward. It is very quick and the most precise way to achieve optimal brake pad position. And because the pad stance is independently adjustable on each side, you can easily accommodate an out-of-true wheel or an off-centered brake mount.
Omega One is compatible with a traditional single-post mount, Shimano direct-mount, and TRP U-brake direct mount standards. This allows it to work with virtually any tri bike on the market! All fasteners and adapters necessary are included, so no matter what kind of shape your frame is in, you'll be able to mount the Omega One. See the Compatibility Page for details.
Nowadays, wide rims are becoming more and more popular. They offer increased stability and comfort, and have little downside. A lot of brakes on the market aren't compatible with wide rims as the brakes can't open wide enough. The Omega One, accommodates rims as wide as 30mm. It can also close down to work just fine with traditional narrow 19mm rims. So you can be sure the Omega X will work no matter what wheels you run. And you don't have to modify your brake pads, because the Omega can open to 32mm when using full-size, 6mm-tall pads.
Some bikes use a Shimano Direct-Mount rear brake. One disadvantage of this design is that they make it impossible to mount a crankarm-based powermeter like Stages. Omega One preserves the full clearance envelope, eliminating compatibility issues.
Nearly every component of the brake is individually CNC machined out of aircraft-grade T6 aluminum. We've tightened up the tolerances, ensuring every brake fits together like a fine watch. Omega One is a true piece of precision gear.