SRAM Hydraulic Disk Brakes

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
bigcalves
Posts: 75
Joined: Thu Nov 04, 2010 3:29 am
Location: Boulder, CO

by bigcalves

Noticed a few riders at our cross race this weekend in CO with what appears to be the new SRAM Hydraulic Disk brakes, the levels are much taller, this was the best photo I could find:

http://www.sportifimages.com/Cyclocross ... &k=62Zt78Q

dereksmalls
Posts: 1975
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Location: New Zealand

by dereksmalls

Interesting, unless it's a homemade job. Even if it is they looked pretty good!

by Weenie


User avatar
BeeSeeBee
Posts: 492
Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:00 am
Location: Bay Area, CA

by BeeSeeBee

These are the first shots I've seen of them out in the wild. The form factor definitely appears to match the images that were leaked earlier in the year (release dates obviously wrong):

Image
Image
Image

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8580
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

They might as well go hydraulic shifting while they're at it.

Then form factor gets back to normal since they can ditch the cable-actuation mechanisms.
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

dereksmalls
Posts: 1975
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Location: New Zealand

by dereksmalls

Very valid point! Maybe that's the next level? That would be pretty cool and a reason to switch to Sram on the CX bike for sure!

bm0p700f
in the industry
Posts: 3374
Joined: Sat May 12, 2012 7:25 pm
Location: Glermsford, Suffolk U.K
Contact:

by bm0p700f

There is a german company that has already made and marketed a MTB hydraulic shifting mechanism. Not popular though and the price is steep.

Looking forward to this being generally available. All that is needed now are frame/forks. Salsa are doing some at least.

audiophilitis
Posts: 506
Joined: Sun Jul 29, 2012 12:49 am

by audiophilitis

What is the weight penalty for such a cool looking set of brakes?

jaketim114
Posts: 39
Joined: Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:06 pm

by jaketim114

Supposedly they're a little bit heavier, probably between 200 and 400 grams.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/11/ ... cup_264572

User avatar
prendrefeu
Posts: 8580
Joined: Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:32 pm
Location: Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California
Contact:

by prendrefeu

bm0p700f wrote:There is a german company that has already made and marketed a MTB hydraulic shifting mechanism. Not popular though and the price is steep.



ACROS. :thumbup:
Yes, I already know.
I posted here on WW my report from InterBike where I met up with them and learned that they are developing hydraulic shifting for road w/ customer's choice of rim or disc hydraulic braking.

But, this topic is about SRAM.

It's sort like saying:
"Hey, you know I heard Shimano is coming out with a Quick Release mechanism" and someone else replying "Campagnolo has already released one" - it doesn't matter what has already existed before. If that was the case, we wouldn't have variety in the marketplace for anything. :lol:
Exp001 || Other projects in the works.

gospastic
Posts: 266
Joined: Tue Jun 08, 2010 4:58 am
Location: Chicago

by gospastic

Image

TimmS
Posts: 354
Joined: Mon Mar 28, 2011 6:46 pm
Location: Amsterdam

by TimmS

WOW, that´s ugly!
But I would realy like to have hydraulic shifting on my roadbike...

deltree
Posts: 198
Joined: Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:21 pm
Location: London, UK

by deltree

SRAM trying to go forwards with hydraulic brakes when they should be looking at electronic shifting. Sure it makes sense for CX. But hydraulic brakes on road bikes are bad news.

MichaelB
Posts: 405
Joined: Tue Apr 22, 2008 4:31 am

by MichaelB

Finally, can't wait to see more info re weight and availability timing.

Any pics re the calipers used ?

dereksmalls
Posts: 1975
Joined: Tue Aug 02, 2011 9:20 pm
Location: New Zealand

by dereksmalls

And the hubs used too. Can see it's a Zipp rim

User avatar
BeeBee30
Posts: 1473
Joined: Sun Dec 21, 2003 8:32 pm
Location: WALES,UK
Contact:

by BeeBee30

Damn those levers are ugly :shock:
Ti or dye!

The Weenie formally known as CAADHEAD

by Weenie


Post Reply
  • Similar Topics
    Replies
    Views
    Last post