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  1. #1
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    Hydraulic rim brakes. For cross and road bikes.

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    I keep thinking with my new cross bike I'd like to find out if the new road disc brakes would work. Just discovered these from TRP, they are supposed to work with all road and cross cable systems!

    http://www.trpbrakes.com/category.ph...d=206&subcat=0

    What does everyone think?

    Sounds amazing, but almost too good to be true.
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    I love my (non hydraulic) road disc brakes. I'm trying to figure out how these work - you say rim brakes - does that mean the disc mounts at the rim? Edit - I was having trouble visualizing, so went searching for pics.

    It looks like these are supposed to be an easy conversion from non-hydraulic to hydraulic. http://www.cxmagazine.com/trp-hy-rd-...oad-cyclocross If you were building up a new bike, you might want to consider, research, etc. all the other options to make sure there's not a better hydraulic system - if that's what you want. Looks like this would work great for someone like me who already had disc brakes and considered moving to hydraulic. I do wonder if they're too good to be true, but the review was good. I think Volagi was working with their Parabox system when they moved to hydraulic. I have Avid BB7s, and they're such an improvement even over my Campy Record that I feel like I don't need hydraulic.
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    I suspect that I'd need rotor mounts on my bike, and I'm sure the CAADX doesn't have them. Unless that 'mounting' hardware makes it unnecessary. My original curiosity was due to road bikes being able to take hydraulic brakes. I assumed there would be some way to mitigate the lack of mounts. Guess I need to call the company to get specifics, but they weren't open yesterday when I tried.

    It would be so cool, though, if there were a way to install these on bikes that weren't regular disc brake compatible.
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    Oh yeah - I am sure your road bike has to have the mounting capability as well as accommodate hubs that will fit disc brakes. My road disc hubs are not the same size as regular hubs. As far as I know Volagi is the only one whose bikes are standard that way for road bikes. I know Colnago and a few others are coming out with them, but not sure if they are widely available yet. With cross bikes you have more flexibility, I think, because the hubs might be more easily compatible. But I suspect the frame still has to be built specifically for disc with the mounts and routed cables. etc..
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    To me,this looks like a way to convert mechanical disc brakes to hydraulic. Rotor is easy--replace wheels/hubs with something that will let you mount the rotor. (I say "easy"--there aren't a ton of disc-compatible third-party wheels on the market right now. Most companies are using house-brand disc-compatible wheels on their bikes right now. I looked into getting a spare set for my Charge.) The hard part is the lack of mounts on the fork and chainstay to hold cables, and to mount the actual brake unit.
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    You guys must be right, darn. Got excited.
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

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    Sorry - but thanks for sharing that because it looks like a potentially good conversion option for my bike.
    Sarah

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    Quote Originally Posted by maillotpois View Post
    Sorry - but thanks for sharing that because it looks like a potentially good conversion option for my bike.
    At least it wasn't a total waste of time, then.

    I looked up Volagi Liscio when you mentioned the discs in an earlier post. Couldn't actually find a picture of the bike. Weird. Sounds very cool, though.
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    This is my actual bike: http://volagi.com/bikes/liscio-ultegra

    Mine is first generation. They've made some upgrades on the Liscio 2.
    Sarah

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    Oooooh! My mouth dropped open when I clicked on that picture. Niiiice!
    So long as the wheels are still turning, life is good.

    Battswebb

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    Thanks! It's ridiculously comfortable for long distances (I do double centuries and longer brevets), and I just upgraded to the carbon wheels and they are AMAZING. The out the door price isn't crazy either, all things considered. And it is a local company, started by friends.
    Sarah

    When it's easy, ride hard; when it's hard, ride easy.


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    2010 Pegoretti Love #3 "Manovelo"
    2011 Mercian Vincitore Special
    2003 Eddy Merckx Team SC - stolen
    2001 Colnago Ovalmaster Stars and Stripes

 

 

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