Hydro Rim Brakes at the Tour

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by Byron on Jun 30, 2013 at 6:05 AM

Cavs goes fast

A Venge with Hydro R

Haven’t heard if Hydro Rim brakes helped Cavs in the Tour’s crash yesterday, but that he’s riding them is news and a win for SRAM. We got the PR and this photo of his bike on Friday.

I reviewed and fully approved of HRR earlier this year and on Tuesday will attend a clinic, building up a bike with RED 22 HRR. That post about Hydro brakes, and much more, is also bundled for free with our new magazine for iOS.

Where SRAM’s new “22” groups are a response to their competitors—it’s Red 2012 with another click— Hydro is the story. The development in brakes is an engineering statement that’s as much about SRAM as a company as how bikes stop. This is the company who brought us GripShift, fought for years to break up how drivetrains were sold, and now is moving the market with a break-through product that again challenges a conventional market lacking a major jump forward.

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