Before the dust has had any chance to settle on SRAM’s revolutionary eTap wireless groupset, the US brand have already broadened the exclusive group to include new disc brakes. Mega compact in form, these HydroHC disc brakes mark the very first of their sort to enter a top-of-the-range groupset. Reputed to offer the ultimate control and dosability, the SRAM HydroHC have potential to stun the market into submission. So who better to get the full low-down from than SRAM themselves?
Best of both worlds: SRAM HydroHC
Control. It’s what makes speed possible. The less time you spend slowing down, the more time you can spend enjoying your hard-earned speed. Hydraulic road disc brakes (HRD) offer the ultimate in braking modulation and control under any conditions—allowing you to descend faster, safer, and with more confidence.
Introducing the SRAM HydroHC hydraulic disc brake platform, found exclusively on SRAM RED eTap. SRAM HydroHC
builds on the successes of our HydroR and Level brakesets. Regardless of hand size or brake setup preferences, HydroHC levers are custom tunable for a perfect fit and confidence- inspiring control.
The platform offers SRAM’s renowned Reach Adjust and new, independent Contact Point Adjustment, allowing complete customization of your braking. This adjustability is paired with the most ergonomic hoods available to deliver class-leading comfort, fit, and braking performance. All in the name of true advancement.
Things to remember:
- Available exclusively on SRAM RED eTap
- Compatible only with SRAM RED eTap derailleurs
- SRAM Road 11-speed crankset, chain, and cassette compatible
- Available in both post and flat mount caliper options
Features and benefits:
- Improved ergonomics including a smaller diameter hood for more finger wrap and Reach Adjust for better control
- Contact Point Adjustment lets you custom tune when your levers engage—a first for HRD
- Bleeding Edge technology for quick, simple bleeds
Available for the SRAM RED eTap — October 2016.
The all-new SRAM HydroHC Disc Brake – our first impression:
Up in Berlin we relished the exclusive opportunity for a first-hand look at the all-new SRAM HydroHC. Considering that the levers somehow contain both hydraulics and electronics in their gut, their remarkably slim and ergonomic shape piqued our curiosity for a ride! In true SRAM style, the curvaceous form and contemporary design of the brake calipers meet our approval and radiate high-quality vibes.
More information can be found on the SRAM website.
Words: Noah Haxel Photos: Robin Schmitt