I'm surprised nobody mentioned the EE brake in this topic,
that may be because the EE brakes are ridiculously expensive
EE is totally flat in its design so it is like the wind hitting a wall.
I will be doing this set up on a couple of bikes maybe.
Not to mention they are full of nooks and crannies, I don't think that is good thing for aerodynamics... neither is "hitting a wall"
If EE brakes weren't aero, why would Specialized spec them as standard on e.g. their $18K Venge McLaren?
I believe partly due to their diminutive frontal profile EE brakes should be allowed to be called aero and deserve serious mention in this thread!
And since when should 'aero' brakes be cheap when everything else under that title typically costs more? If you wanna go faster, the ability to decelerate should also receive special priority, especially when it comes to cornering. OK, so that may not entirely apply to certain American muscle cars.
Suppose EE brakes weren't so aero. I'm still positive EE's would favor over almost any other brakes, also those under the 'aero' designation, with a wide array of parameters taken into account, such as 'deceleration-to-drag coefficient'.
Now how about aero brake and levers? Those Magura RT8s look so minimal in frontal surface area!