Shimano launches 105 hydraulic disc brakes

Shimano has launched a new road hydraulic disc brake as part of its 105 groupset. It says that it is particularly targeting the sportive rider with this new brake, with claims of improved and more consistent stopping power over rim brakes.

Shimano’s original road disc brakes were launched in 2013, working with their Ultegra Di2 groupset. Last year they extended the range to work with the Ultegra mechanical groupset. Now they’ve trickled them down to 105 level, with the announcement of a new 11-speed lever, caliper and rotor.

It's been a busy week for Shimano, after the manufacturer also launched an updated Tiagra ten-speed groupset.

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