Hydraulic disc brakes added to SRAM Red eTap wireless groupset
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.
Watch: SRAM Red eTap review
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.
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.
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Henry Robertshaw began his time at Cycling Weekly working with the tech team, writing reviews, buying guides and appearing in videos advising on how to dress for the seasons. He later moved over to the news team, where his work focused on the professional peloton as well as legislation and provision for cycling. He's since moved his career in a new direction, with a role at the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs.
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