When I was thinking through my commuter build I knew I wanted disc brakes for their superior all conditions braking ability. I also knew I wanted mechanical brakes to keep costs reasonable for a commuter. Within those boundaries I choose TRP Spyre brakeset for a few reasons. Most importantly, they feature dual pulling brake pads. Unlike the vast majority of mechanical disc brakes on the market, when you pull the brake lever with the TRP Spyre brakes both brake pads compress equally. This gives the brakes a consistent feel and an easier setup.
Since June I’ve spent a lot of time riding my commuter and I’ve formed some opinions about the TRP Spyre brakes. The modulation and feel are both still good. They have good stopping power and they have not come out of alignment since initial setup. The brakes have plenty of clearance with the rear rack.
Overall I have been happy with the brakes. The only downside has been a touch of roughness between the pads and rotors when braking. It’s not at a level that causes concern, but it’s worth mentioning. When compared to Avid BB7 brakes I’ve used in the past, I like the TRP Spyre brakes much more based on look, feel, and ease of maintenance.