Disc Reviews and News


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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Giant Goes All In With Disc Cross

Following the unveiling of new hydraulic disc braking systems first from SRAM and then Shimano, the world’s largest bike maker is getting in the cross-disc game in a big way.

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Shimano Launches Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes

The hydraulic road disc brake system war is officially on. Just a few months after rival component maker SRAM came to market with its Red 22 hydro disc brake offering, Japanese giant Shimano has jumped into the game — as long as you are also running electronic shifting.

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Ridley Debuts New Disc-Equipped X-Night CX Bikes

Arguably the No. 1 name in cyclocross bikes, Belgium-based Ridley rolled out a revamped top-end carbon fiber X-Night mud machine at the first day of Bike PressCamp 2013 in Deer Valley, Utah, on Tuesday.

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Freewheeling: The Road Disc Revolution Is Now

After taking a test ride SRAM hydraulic disc equipped roadster, features editor Jason Sumner is convinced it’s time to ditch rim brakes and start ripping singletrack on our road bikes. (Well, not really. But he did enjoy the ride.)

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Prototype TT Bike Has Hydraulic Disc Brakes But No Seatstays

Taiwan-based Culprit Bicycles was at Sea Otter showing off an out-of-left-field triathlon bike that Culprit claims is the first with hydraulic disc brakes — and no seatstays with an adjustable seatpost. We’re not sure if it will ever leave the prototype phase, but we do have photos.

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Ridley X-Night To Be Spec’d with Hydraulic Disc SRAM Red

Top Belgian bike maker to offer its top line cyclocross machine with SRAM’s brand new Red 22 Hydraulic Road Disc set-up. See the full spec and lots of photos.

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Sneak Peek Gallery: Disc-Equipped Prototype Giant TCX

Hydraulic disc brakes and 15mm thru-axle fork on this carbon cyclocross machine could be a harbinger of things to come. Check out our sneak peek gallery to see more.

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Just In: Volagi Liscio 2 Disc Road Bike

Volagi’s latest Liscio2 Disc Road Bike featuring Shimano’s Dura Ace Di2 groupset and TRP’s new HyRd hybrid hydraulic disc brakes has arrived for testing.

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Heijden Confirms Shimano Di2 Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes Exist

Not officially though… Michiel vd Heijden of the Dutch Rabobank-Giant team posted the above photo to his twitter account yesterday, it’s since been taken down, but what it confirms is that Shimano are in fact developing hydraulic disc brakes for the road. From what we can gather from this single image, it appears that the […]

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TRP Hywire Road Disc Brake System

Debuting first at the Taipei Cycle Show last month, TRP’s new Hywire fully hydraulic road disc brake system was on display at this years Sea Otter Classic. The Hywire had been in development even before TRP debuted their hybrid Parabox system at last year’s Otter. The new fully hydraulic system adds integrated Di2 shifting and […]

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