The Quad QHD-7 Nano disc brake, distributed exclusively by Raleigh in the UK, picked up 4 stars out of 5 in a recent What Mountain Bike disc brake test.
Out of 19 brake sets the Quad Nanos were cheapest on the test yet one of the best in terms of value for money, scoring higher than disc brakes costing five times as much.
What Mountain Bike’s reviewe Guy Kesteven raved about the brakes saying that the “new pads have added an impressive amount of power … powerful new pads create an absolute bargin brake.”
Gary Conway, Quad brand manager at Raleigh, is also a big fan of the brakes, using them on his Diamondback Mission full suss.
They’ve already seen Gary comfortably through the winter and are still performing like new, giving him stopping confidence in the recent ice, snow and mud around our Nottingham HQ.
Conway said ‘The Nanos are the baby of the Quad family but still pack quite a punch. The whole range continues to impress me, price and performance-wise and the introduction of new, improved pads in the brake kits is only going to make things better.”
This brake set weighs in at a modest 463g, producing 97Nm of torque and causing only £60 worth of damage to your wallets (on average, £40 less than many other sets).
Purchase your Quad brakes from any Cyclelife store or Raleigh stockist. Read the full review on page 87 of March’s What Mountain Bike.