QUADIEM
FOUR PISTON HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE SYSTEM
000907QD20 rev A
Copyright © Devecmber 2012
Manufactured in Taiwan
CONTENTS
I.
INTRODUCTION
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II.
SAFETY WARNINGS & INFORMATION
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III.
EQUIPMENT ITEM LIST
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a. Welcome
b. About Your Quadiem Brakes
c. Break In Period and Preferred Fluids
a. Overview of Safety Considerations
b. Emergency Information
a. Quadiem SL
b. Quadiem
IV. DETAILED INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
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V.
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a. Necessary Tools For Assembly
b. Mounting The Rotor
c. Mounting The Brake Levers
d. Mounting Brake Caliper to the frame/fork
MAINTAINING YOUR QUADIEM DISC BRAKES
a. Safety Check
b. Changing The Brake Pads
c. Bleeding The Brakes
VI. TROUBLESHOOTING
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VII. TORQUE CHART
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VIII. WARRANTY & CONTACT
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INTRODUCTION
PLEASE READ THIS OWNER’S MANUAL COMPLETELY BEFORE ATTEMPTING TO
INSTALL, SERVICE OR USE YOUR QUADIEM HYDRAULIC DISC BRAKE SYSTEM.
FAILURE TO UNDERSTAND HOW TO PROPERLY INSTALL, USE AND MAINTAIN YOUR
QUADIEM SYSTEM MAY LEAD TO INJURY AND DEATH. TRP RECOMMENDS HAVING
YOUR QUADIEM SYSTEM INSTALLED BY A PROPERLY TRAINED BICYCLE MECHANIC.
a. Welcome to TRP
TRP manufactures performance oriented brakes for discerning individuals. Our brakes,
levers, calipers and accessories are designed to offer premium performance across a
variety of applications. Each product is thoroughly designed and tested to meet the needs
of first-in-class end users like you!
b. QUADEIM
Thank you for your purchase of Quadiem SL and Quadiem Hydraulic Disc Brake System.
The Quadiem system is designed to offer superior performance and unsurpassed
durability in all conditions. This hydraulic brake system has been field tested by some of the
worlds best riders and each system is fully vetted in the laboratory prior to shipping by our
250/250/24 QC procedure. The Quadiem system comes with either 160, 180 or
203mm rotor options. Depending on your application choices, you can switch to a different
rotor size with the appropriate adapter.
c. Break In Period and Preferred Fluids
Hydraulic brakes have a 30-40 cycle break-in period to achieve optimal pad seating and
performance. Exercise caution for the first 30-40 cycles each time you replace the brake
pads. Your Quadiem disc brake is engineered to use TRP/Tektro branded Mineral Oil,
which is environmentally friendly and offers increased performance by limiting the absorption of water better than DOT based oils. Use of other manufacturers’ oils will void the
warranty and may negatively impact the performance of the brakes leading to injury or
death.
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II. SAFETY WARNINGS
& INFORMATION
a. Safety Precautions and Considerations
WARNING - This braking system was designed for use on a single rider bicycle. Use of this
system on any other vehicle or apparatus will void the warranty and possibly cause you
great personal harm and injury.
WARNING - Disc brakes systems, including the calipers and rotors get VERY HOT during
regular use. DO NOT TOUCH or attempt to service the rotor, caliper or brake assembly
until you’ve allowed for sufficient cooling to occur.
WARNING - These hydraulic brakes offer a significant increase in performance over
traditional cable actuated systems. Follow the break-in recommendations listed in this
manual allowing yourself time to learn and become accustomed to the braking
characteristics.
WARNING - Leaking oil indicates a potential BRAKE FAILURE. If your system is leaking oil,
stop immediately and determine the nature of the problem. DO NOT continue to ride a
leaking system.
WARNING - If your bike is involved in a fall or crash, stop and fully check the brake function
including: lever, caliper, and rotor are securely attached to the bike, pads are correctly
installed and functioning, oil line is free from kinks, nicks, and leaks, and master cylinder is
intact and functioning correctly.
Always have a qualified mechanic check the brakes if you have any doubts.
WARNING - Pad thickness must be at least 0.8 mm per side. Confirm this before each ride.
Keep pads clean and free of oil or hydraulic fluid. If pads become contaminated, discard and
replace.
CAUTION - Read this manual completely before attempting to install or work on your
TRP Brakes. If you are unfamiliar with any element of assembly or maintenance of this
braking system, please consult a qualified mechanic for assistance.
CAUTION - Only use TRP or TEKTRO branded replacement Mineral oil when servicing
the brakes. Other disc brake fluids, ESPECIALLY DOT based oils, will harm the system
and compromise braking performance.
CAUTION - Store Mineral oil at normal room temperature in a dark place. Keep out of
direct sunlight.
b. Emergency Information
CAUTION - As with any oil, precautions in handling and clean up of any spills should be
handled according to accepted best practices as governed by your state or country.
Our Mineral oil is Non-Toxic, but help the world and clean up any spills promptly and
completely.
CAUTION - If Mineral oil gets in your eyes IMMEDIATELY FLUSH WITH WATER for
several minutes and go to the hospital.
CAUTION - If Mineral oil comes in contact with your skin, IMMEDIATELY RINSE with
soap and water.
CAUTION - Do not inhale Mineral Oil, it is harmful. If inhaled, move to a well ventilated
environment and proceed to the hospital for appropriate care.
CAUTION - If you ingest Mineral Oil, it may cause vomiting and/or diarrhea.
CAUTION - Please keep out of reach of children.
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III. EQUIPMENT ITEM LIST
a. Quadiem SL– each complete brake comes with the following
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Fully bled brake system – READY TO RIDE!
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160 mm, 180 mm or 203 mm Two-peice Rotors
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Carbon Brake Lever Blade with Lever Reach Adjustment
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950 mm Hose (front), 1800 mm Hose (rear)
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Post Mount Forged Aluminum Caliper with IS Adapter
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Post Mount Adapter for 180mm or 203mm Rotors, (application specific.)
b. Quadiem – each complete brake comes with the following
•
Fully bled brake system – READY TO RIDE!
•
160 mm, 180 mm or 203 mm Steel Rotors
•
Forged Aluminum Brake Lever Assembly with Lever Reach Adjustment
•
950 mm Hose (front), 1800 mm Hose (rear)
•
Post Mount Forged Aluminum Caliper with IS Adapter
•
Post Mount Adapter for 180mm or 203mm Rotors, (application specific.)
IV. DETAILED INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
a. Tools Needed for Assembly
and Maintenance
The following tools will help you complete the installation:
• 3 mm Allen Wrench
• 4 mm Allen Wrench
• 5 mm Allen Wrench
• T25 Torx Wrench
b. Mounting the Rotor
NOTE : Be sure the rotation arrows point in the same direction
as the rotation of the wheel.
Remove wheel from bike.
Clean the disc and hub-mounting surface with isopropyl
alcohol (Do not use disc brake cleaner).
Using a Torx T25 driver, attach the rotor to the hub using
supplied bolts and tighten to 6-8 Nm (53–71 in-lbs).
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Use a star-pattern sequence to tighten the disc screws. DO
NOT simply tighten them clock-wise or counter-clockwise.
( see Fig. 1 )
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3
4
Replace the wheel per manufacturers specifications.
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Check and re-torque disc bolts after a few hours, and after the
first ride or two.
Fig.1
WARNING : DO NOT touch the disc immediately after use – it
will be HOT !
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V. MAINTAINING YOUR
DASH DISC BRAKE
c. Mounting the Brake Levers
a. Safety Check
Before mounting the brakes you should make note of
where to place the shifters. Typically thumb-type shifters
go on first and rest inside the brake levers, twist-type
shifters go on 2nd and rest outside the brake lever
assembly.
Before Every Ride.
Decide on lever placement relative to shifters.
Check brake pad thickness. If pads are less than 0.8mm
replace.
Using the C-clamp design, which eliminates the need to
remove the grips and shifters before installing your
brakes, attach lever to the handlebars with the hose
pointing towards the stem/center of the handlebar.
Spin Wheel to be sure rotor is undamaged and aligned.
Check for fluid leaks and/or oil loss.
Check bolt tension, re-torque if necessary.
Fig. 2
b. Changing Brake Pads
Adjust the angle of the brake lever assembly to your
personal preference and tighten levers to 5–7 Nm
(44–62 in lbs). ( see Fig. 2 )
Remove wheel from bike.
Pull the cotter pin from the brake pad retaining bolt – be
careful not to lose this piece – and loosen the bolt with a 3mm
allen key. Set the bolt and cotter pin aside.
d. Mount Brake Calipers to the Frame/Fork
Attach the caliper to the mounting bracket, but don’t
tighten completely. The Quadiem Hydraulic Disc Brake
System uses the mounting bracket to align and center the
brake. Reattach the wheel. Squeeze the lever to self-align
the caliper to the rotor then secure the mounting bolts.
Tighten to 6–8 Nm (53–71 in lbs). (Fig 3.)
Slowly pull the bolt out of its sleeve and remove the pads from
the bottom of the rotor. Be careful to save the spring
assembly for later use.
Fig. 3
Release the lever and check that the pads are aligned
equally and that the wheel spins freely. Repeat for other
wheel.
Using a disc pad setting tool, (or other non-sharp tool, such as
a plastic tire lever,) be sure each piston is fully retracted by
pushing it back into it’s housing. Push the pistons in evenly.
Install new pads and spring assembly into the calipers.
Reinsert brake pad retaining bolt into the caliper and reattach
the cotter pin. Tighten the brake pad retaining bolt. Take care
to be sure the small tabs on the ends of the pads are properly
aligned and seated in the notch on the top of the caliper.
Repeat for other caliper.
Bleed brakes if necessary.
Fig. 4
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VI. TROUBLESHOOTING
c. Bleeding The Brakes
· Place the bike in a work-stand, setting the lever so that the
reservoir is parallel to the ground.
· Remove pads, (see section Installing and Removing Brake
Pads.)
· Insert a disc brake piston setting tool or other non-sharp tool
and push the pistons back into the caliper.
· Using a T15 Torx, remove the reservoir bleed plug. Set aside.
· Install the knurled bleed fitting supplied with the bleed kit into
the reservoir port. Firmly attach a long plastic tube over the
bleed fitting, placing the other end into a clean, dry empty
bottle or plastic bag.
· Fill the syringe halfway with brake fluid. Hold the syringe
vertically with the tip up and tap out any air bubbles.
· Secure the oil-filled syringe hose to the bleed valve on the
caliper.
· Use a disc brake piston setting tool or equivalent
spacer to keep the pistons from moving.
· With a 7mm wrench, loosen the bleed valve 1/8-1/4 turn.
· While holding the pistons in place, start filling the brake with
new mineral oil by pushing the syringe. Air bubbles may come
out of the reservoir. Continue pushing fluid until you no longer
see bubbles coming out of the tube.
· Close the caliper bleed valve. Tighten to 0.3-0.5Nm
(2.8-4.3in lbs.)
· Remove the syringe.
· Repeatedly squeeze the brake lever a few times. You may
see a few more bubbles come up. The action should feel stiff
and not spongy.
· Remove the knurled bleed fitting.
· Replace reservoir bleed plug. Tighten to 2-4Nm (18-35
in-lb.)
· Wipe off any excess oil from the lever and caliper body.
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PROBLEM
SOLUTION
CORRECTIVE ACTION
Air in system
System leak
Re-bleed look for leak and
See “fluid loss”
Disc rotor rubbing on pads
Caliper not centered
Inadequate clearance
Bent disc / rotor
Re-center caliper over disc
Push pistons back
Replace disc / rotor
Spongy lever
Air in system
Re-bleed
No braking power
Dirty disc / rotor
Contaminated pads
Clean disc / rotor with alcohol
Replace pads
Fluid Loss
Banjo leaking
Hose leaking
Master cylinder cap leaking
Replace hose
Tighten hose nut
Replace hose
Tighten cap screws
Lever falls to handlebar
Fig. 5
POSSIBLE CAUSE
CAUTION - Cleanliness is a very important part of any maintenance of the TRP hydraulic
disc brake. If the pads or rotor become contaminated with oil, or if the hydraulic system
becomes contaminated with impurities, braking performance will be greatly impaired. Use
only TRP / TEKTRO brake fluid with the TRP hydraulic disc brake. Other brake fluids are not
compatible and will damage the system
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VII. TORQUE CHART
ITEM
Disc / Rotor Screws
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VIII. WARRANTY AND CONTACT
TORQUE
6– 8 Nm (53 – 71 in-lbs)
Handlebar Master Cylinder Clamp Screw
5 – 7 Nm (44 – 62 in-lbs)
Master Cylinder Hose Retainer Bolt
5 – 7 Nm (44 – 62 in-lbs)
Master Cylinder Bleed Screw
0.6 – 0.8 Nm (5.3 – 7.0 in lbs)
Reservoir Cap Screw
0.5 – 0.6 Nm (4.4 – 5.3 in lbs)
Adapter Bolts
6 – 8 Nm (53 – 71 in lbs)
Lever Pivot Pin
0.5 – 0.6 Nm (4.4 – 5.3 in lbs)
Caliper Mount Bolts
6 – 8 Nm (53 – 71 in lbs)
Banjo Hose Connection - Caliper
6 – 8 Nm (53 – 71 in lbs)
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TRP’s Quadiem SL and Quadiem Hydraulic Disc Brake Systems are warranted against
manufacturing defects in materials and/or workmanship for two years from the date of
original retail purchase.
Not covered under this warranty is damage resulting from improper installation,
adjustment or maintenance, lack of maintenance, alterations, crashes or use judged by
TRP to be excessive or abusive.
For warranty related questions or more information on the Quadiem Hydraulic Disc Brake
System or any other TRP product, please visit our website at
w w w.trpbrakes.com or contact your nearest TRP service center.
TRP BRAKES
688 W Amidan Dr Bldg 4X-1
Ogden, UT 84404
Toll Free: 1-877-807-4162
Direct: 1-650-965-4442
Email: Info@trpbrakes.com
Web : www.trpbrakes.com
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