Formula Introduces the New Cura 4-Piston Brake

Following the success of the standard, 2-piston Cura brakes, Formula Italy just announced a new 4-piston version of the Cura which will be aimed at handling heavier duty braking associated with Enduro and DH racing. The new Cura 4 Piston is offered in a standard black color as well as gold. The Italian brand also shows off a new brake rotor to go along with it. You’ll find more pertinent information in the press release below.



• 18mm pistons
• Sintered pads
• 379g
• Glossy Black / Polished / Gold
• Stainless Steel hardware
• Availability –  September 15th, 2018

[Press Release] – With Cura 4 we set a very ambitious goal for ourselves, we tried to go beyond even our own expectations. Our direction was clear from the beginning, create a brake that had no equal in terms of power and performance, one that was made of the highest quality materials and was accessible to a vast number of riders.

The four 18mm diameter pistons of the Cura 4 provide the rider with, up until now, unimaginable power. The expanded friction surface of the pads and the increased thickness guarantee perfect modulation. With Cura 4 you will be able to have maximum control over braking power. The optimized roll-back allows for reaching that exceptional lever feeling that has already made the Cura famous.

The Cura 4 inherits its quality of materials from its younger brother, Cura. In fact, it is a fully forged and anodized brake, a production process that guarantees structural quality, reliability over time, and low weight.


Cura 4 shares the exact same master cylinder structure as its younger brother, Cura. The axial master cylinder has an intuitive lever feeling and responsive modulation.

The lever, being one of the most intimate parts of the bike, was designed for the rider’s desire for more modulation to control the brake’s power. The large reservoir has multiple bleed ports and resides entirely above the master cylinder piston for simple, worry free bleeding.

The lever, designed for the human factor, is our most ergonomic and intuitive yet.


The Cura 4 continues Formula’s new efforts regarding the use of mineral oil. Formula mineral oil has a higher boiling point than that of other mineral oils on the market, this guarantees maximum performance in high temperatures in order to avoid overheating.

On the other hand, at low temperatures, Formula mineral oil has a lower freezing point with respect to other mineral oils on the market, this allows the Formula brakes to guarantee higher performances even at very low temperatures.


Together with Cura 4 we are proud to introduce our new disc. After more than three years of development we have arrived at a design that combines the best of all the ‘must have’ features in a disc:

  • Extreme lateral stiffness that guarantees impact resistance by protecting the disk from unwanted damage. A disc that’s not afraid of being abused will always guarantee an optimal centering with respect to the caliper;
  • Optimized Rotor to reduce unwanted noise caused by friction and at the same time providing a greater braking surface;
  • A special anti-noise design which reduces the risk of resonance and vibrations with the frame being used;
  • Reduced pad wear

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