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SRAM Announces Red eTap Wireless Hydraulic Disc Brake Groupset

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It should come as no surprise, following the success of its Red eTap wireless groupset, SRAM has been fast at work developing a hydraulic counterpart to satisfy both the road and cyclocross disc brake adherents.  

Indeed, SRAM announced today the introduction of it’s HydroHC wireless groupset, which is slated to become available in October.

The new HydroHC represents the revolution of SRAM’s current HydroR grouspet, to include a new adjustment that allows owners to set the   amount of “lever stroke” to where the pistons make contact the rotors – something traditional caliper brake users have longed since wished to see incorporated into disc brake systems. 

In addition, the HydroHC brakes will also have reach adjustment feature, just as the current HydroR mechanical-shift levers do.

SRAM says, the Red eTap HydroHC will be available in both post and flat mount caliper options, and will work with existing SRAM Red eTap 11-speed set-ups.  

No exact word on pricing as of yet, but SRAM is expected to announce further details as this year’s EuroBike show draws nearer. 

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – Introducing 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
  • Complete SRAM RED eTap HRD product specification including MSRP available at Eurobike 2016.

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