SRAM releases dedicated aero HRD disc brake for time trials and triathlons

According to SRAM, disc brakes offer a whole world of better, more aerodynamic braking

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Conventional wisdom has always suggested that disc brakes are not as fast as rim brakes, whether that's aerodynamically or weight-wise, but SRAM looks set to turn conventional thinking on its head with its new SRAM S-900 Aero HRD disc brakes.

The company argues that disc brakes allow for the aerodynamic optimisation of the most important area of a bike frame – the fork, the crown and the head tube.

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