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New Brembo P2 34 rear caliper

I have just recieved my new rear caliper. 

This is to replace the one I bought from my bike recently but after testing found that it had a crack and was unusable. 

In hindsight, my nearly new 100 or so dry miles rear caliper turns out to be a good condition 2009 brake that had no torque marks and a hairline crack. Shame on you for selling it to me and shame on me for buying it!

Brembo caliper
Brembo rear caliper
The key pointers are that these have a white number printed on them that tells you the year of manufacture. This one tell me it was made this year (2015) 

Brembo caliper inside view
Brembo caliper inside view

Check the two bolts have white paint to mark that they are torqued. This paint overlaps the bolt onto the body of the caliper. This will tell you its been over tightened as the paint line will not join up. Whilst not rocket science and can be redone, check the condition of the bolt for wear using tools or corrosion from road use.
Brembo caliper underside view
Brembo caliper underside view

Brembo love stickers, These will eventually get soggy and degrade but if its in tact, the caliper hasn't been split to perform any repairs.

Also, if concerned that your brake is fake, Brembo now supply a credit sized card with a hologram to confirm authenticity of their product.

The moral of this story buy new and if not, know what you are buying.


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