New SRAM HydroHC disc brake levers and calipers officially unveiled

When it was first launched last year, SRAM Red eTap was only available with rim brakes, but as a company at the fore-front of the drive to introduce disc brakes to road cycling, we didn’t think it would be long until SRAM integrated disc brakes into its wireless groupset.

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And so it has proved, as the American company has just unveiled its SRAM HydroHC disc brakes that are designed to work in perfect harmony with wireless shifting.


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The new disc brake system inherits much of the same technology that we’ve seen on SRAM’s existing road disc brakes, such as the ability to adjust the positioning of the brake lever, potentially making it easier to reach for those with small hands. But there is also some tech that has made its way across from the company’s mountain bike discs, such as the ability to change when your levers engage and easier bleeding of the hydraulic brake fluid.

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The calipers will be available in either post mount or flat mount options, and of course, as they are electronic and wireless, the levers will only work with SRAM Red eTap.

sram hydrohc disc brake bike

Unfortunately that’s all we know for the time being, but we will get more details (including pricing and availability) when the SRAM HydroHC disc brake system receives its full launch at the Eurobike trade show at the end of August.

  • llos25

    Fortunately I have never had SRAM my colleagues have, but have since returned to Shimano and Campagnolo after a short but eventfull test .

  • Stevo

    Be thankful if batteries are the only SRAM bits you’ve had that detached themselves from the bike.

  • llos25

    I hope they stop in one piece unlike their batteries from the gears that fly all over the place going over cobbles.