Disc Reviews and News


TRP Brakes unveils improved Spyre mechanical disc brake, new Spyke fat bike brake, and a gravel favorite

What has changed with the Spyre dual piston mechanical disc brake since the voluntary recall in December? Find out here.

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First Look: Velocity wheels targets cyclocrossers with Aileron disc brake wheels

Most exciting for cyclists who ride both mountain and cyclocross is the fact that you can convert the rear from 135mm rear spacing to 142mm to accommodate a rear thru axle—and swap between bikes.

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Pro Bike: Newly-minted singlespeed national champion Tim Allen’s Foundry Harrow

Foundry bikes have a winning history, from Mackenzie Woodring’s win at the Barry Roubaix gravel race last year to Tim Allen’s singlespeed that rode him to victory at Nationals this year.

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First Look: All-City Cycles unveils the Macho King – Reynolds 853 steel, disc brake cyclocross bike

This year at Frostbike, All-City promised to “unveil our latest ’cross creations to the world” and they didn’t disappoint.

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Pro Bike: Justin Lindine’s Redline Conquest Team carbon cyclocross bike

A mix of components from many brands, including the cable-actuated hydraulic TRP HyRd disc brakes, Shimano Ultegra Di2 6770 10-speed electronic shifting, Novatec CXD alloy tubulars, and a gold KMC X10SL chain.

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Reynolds Cycling adds 2014 carbon tubular, tubeless and disc brake wheels for cyclocrossers

At Winter Press Camp, Reynolds Cycling showcased plenty of existing tubular, tubeless and clincher wheels that may appeal to the cyclocrosser.

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Tested: 2014 Specialized CruX Elite EVO Rival Disc

If you could have one – and only one – bike, the CruX Elite EVO might just be the choice.

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Revealed: New Trek Boone Cyclocross Bike

Last week, Trek announced its new sponsorship deal with reigning cyclocross world champion Sven Nys and his Crelan-AA Drink team. This week we find out about the new bike Nys and fellow Trek-sponsored rider Katie Compton will be riding.

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SRAM Road Hydraulic Brake Recall: Stop Use Immediately

What started as a partial recall of select model numbers of SRAM’s hydraulic road disc and rim brakes is now a full recall of all road hydraulic brakes. Citing failures of the master cylinder seals and an ensuing loss of braking power, SRAM is calling back about 19,000 brakes systems.

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Switching to Disc Brakes for Cyclocross: Maintenance and Considerations

For many cyclocrossers coming from a roadie background the idea of disc brakes is daunting and full of hassle, while those coming from a mountain biking background or having at least ridden a modern mountain bike will realize that there is little to no added maintenance.

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KHS Jumps to Discs with 2014 CX300 and CX100 Cyclocross Bikes

KHS’s latest models, the CX300 and CX100, retail for $2199 and $1399, respectively and saw an upgrade to disc brakes for ’cross.

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Q&A: Shimano Road Product Manager Dave Lawrence

Find out what this 25-year Shimano veteran thinks of disc brakes for road bikes, how he’ll use them, and how they can be improved.

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Tested: Shimano’s New R785 Hydraulic Disc Road Brakes

RoadBikeReview spent three days riding Shimano’s new hydraulic disc braking system. Find out our initial impressions, what the weight penalty is, and just how big the new shift levers are.

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Pro Bike: Lars van der Haar’s Giant TCX Advanced

Take a closer look at the disc brake-equipped bike that made cyclocross history last weekend in the Netherlands.

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Marin Cortina CX Pro and Stelvio T3

Check out these highlights of the new 2014 Marin Cortina CX Pro carbon cross bike with disc brakes and the new Stelvio T3 Pro DuraAce Di2 high end carbon race bike.

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History Made: First ‘Cross World Cup Win On Disc Brakes

Lars van der Haar’s first cyclocross World Cup win was a significant feat. But perhaps even more significant was the bike — and components — van der Haar rode to victory on the famed Cauberg course at Valkenburg in the Netherlands.

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Norco Tactic LTD Race and Threshold SL Cross Bikes

Take a close-up look at two high end carbon bikes from Norco. The Tactic LTD is a high modulus carbon frame with sleek lines, nice internal cable routing and looks to be light and stiff. The Threshold SL is their top of the line carbon cross bike equipped with the latest hydraulic disc brakes from SRAM.

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How To: Bleed SRAM Road Disc Brakes (Video)

Need to bleed your SRAM road disc brakes? Or maybe you’re just curious to see what it takes in case you opt to buy a set down the road? Either way, this video will get you up to speed — and make sure you can slow down.

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Cross, Gravel or Road Bikes: Which Is Best For Riding Dirt?

With gravel bikes and gravel’centric events like Dirty Kanzaa and Crushar in the Tushar rapidly growing in popularity, which type of bike is best for getting off pavement?

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Interbike 2013: TRP HY/RD and Spyre Road Disc Brakes

TRP has some great, new road disc brakes available now. The HY/RD and Spyre are two lightweight, easy to install options if you are looking to upgrade.

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First Ride: Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4 Disc

The Specialized Roubaix helped usher in the endurance/sportive category of road bikes nearly a decade ago. Now the Big Red S has a new, disc equipped model. We took it for a test spin.

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Eurobike 2013 Gallery: 13 Disc-Equipped Road Bikes

Any lingering doubts about the intensity of the coming wave of disc brake-equipped road bikes has been put to rest at this year’s Eurobike trade show. There’s a ton of roadie rotors in southern Germany, with just about every bike-maker here showing off at least one model spec’d with disc brakes.

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Best of PressCamp: Wheels From NoTubes, ENVE, Reynolds

Multiple disc-compatible tubeless cyclocross wheel options, (relatively) affordable carbon clinchers, and a deep dish hoop that’s on par with aero disc options. It’s all here in our final Best of PressCamp dispatch.

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2014 GT Corsa Disc Cyclocross Bike

The GT Corsa Disc is an all new model for 2014 that features disc brakes on a versatile cyclocross/gravel grinder/commuter all arounder.

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Hayes CX Pro Prototype Disc Brake

Hayes has a new, lighter version of their CX 5 mechanical disc brake coming soon. Hopefully in time for this cyclocross season later this year, the CX Pro is still in its prototype stage.

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