Cornelius Kapfinger of Intend Bicycle Components is venturing outwith his mainstay suspension components, delving into the world of hydraulic braking systems for the very first time. Spotted at Bespoked this weekend was a set of Intend branded brake levers on the bar of the hard-to-miss Huhn Jersey Giant 36er MTB. No caliper just yet, though one is supposedly in the works. Prototype Intend Brakes
While Cornelius has dipped his toes in the water with the Blackline 180mm and 203mm disc rotors, this is the first actual brake we’ve seen from Intend The Intend brake levers clamped to the bar of Huhn’s Jersey Giant are, as-of-yet, unreleased. We got in touch with Cornelius for details on these, but he is remaining tight lipped for now. That said, the folk at Huhn Cycles did share one important detail: the Intend brakes make use of Bionol fluid. This is not so common across the cycling industry, but we do see it used by Trickstuff on their ultra high-end mountain bike brakes, too.
In fact, Bionol is manufactured from Vegetable Oil in Germany by Trickstuff themselves. It is said to have a higher boiling point than mineral oils (300°C). This, and its very high compression strength are said to make it particularly suitable for mountain bike brakes. It is compatible with all brakes that use mineral oil, inclding Shimano, Formula Cura, Hayes and Magura brakes. Indeed, the Intend brake levers were paired with Magura MT7 Calipers on the Huhn Jersey Giant 36er. Cornelius is […]