Yep, you’re not reading that wrong – the Clarks Clout1 disc brake is indeed £25 per wheel. And that includes a stainless-steel rotor.
With its alloy spider, the Disco Brakes Floating Rotor will save up to 30g per wheel depending on what you’re taking off.
The SRAM Guide RS disc brake has a 4-piston caliper and SRAM's SwingLink lever technology that aims to gives more positive pad contact.
Magura MT7 have a clearly defined bite point and maximum power. The new HC lever blade modulates the braking power as desired.
The Shimano Zee M640 disc brake comes with a Servo-Wave brake lever, 4-piston ceramic disc brake caliper, high-power hose and short lever for stiffness.
Hope Race Evo E4 takes the performance of the solid all rounder E4 caliper and sheds a few more precision grams with titanium bolts as standard.
For many world cup downhill racers the Shimano Saint M810 disc brake is standard equipment, proven on multiple occasions it's worthy of a medal or two.
The Hope Tech 3 V4 is their flagship high powered brake and sits just above their E4 when we're talking power.
The SRAM Level TLM is aimed firmly at the XC and trail segment and is one of the lightest disc brakes in our test.
Another bike brand favourite, the Shimano XT M8000 disc brake showcases big performance features for the lowest priced brake in the mid-price category.
The Clarks M3 is the updated version of their incredibly low priced M2 brake system. At just under £50 per end it's still astonishing value for money.
The Hope Tech 3 X2's consistency and its comfortable and highly-adjustable brake lever secures it as our favourite dual-piston disc brake.
A good brake but hard to set up - £95
Unbelievable value - £20
The budget brake of choice - £64.98
Unrivalled control but comes at a price - £264
Great value and performance - £219.98
Very powerful but hard to set up - £283.95
A benchmark among current disc brakes for consistency and modulation