While Roadies Wait for Disc Brakes, Hydraulic Rim Brakes Have ArrivedBy Michael Frank on January 25th, 2012
Well, kinda. Magura’s new RT8TT is targeted at time trialists, because TT bikes might never get discs, since no matter what, they’ll create a lot of wind drag at the hub. But that doesn’t mean notoriously squirrelly TT bikes don’t need better stoppers, which is where the RT8TT comes in. It uses traditional brake pads to grab the rim, but the system is hydraulic, rather than mechanical, yielding quicker response and easier modulation than a traditional (i.e., weak-ass) braking system, especially from the aero position where mechanical levers provide slow-as-tree-sap-in-January modulation. Via Red Kite Prayer
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