Carbontec has added Kurve brakes to its stable of brands. Machined from 6061 T6 aluminium, lack of weight is these brakes' speciality, with titanium bolts and 7075 aluminium barrel adjusters keeping the weight low.

A claimed 144g a pair (without pads) makes them significantly lighter than Campagnolo's and Shimano’s lightest offerings. They employ a patented design, with a cam lever mechanism that is siad to offer tons of stopping power and excellent modulation.

They're available in CNC and polished black with a very limited Gold anodised edition. They cost £199.99 for a set, including carbon rim specific brake pads and a set of standard pads.