News: More details on SRAM’s new hydraulic road brakes

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Improved ergonomics is one of several changes SRAM is touting.

The steady drip of information about SRAM’s revamped model year 2015 hydraulic disc and rim road brakes continues this week with a new video from the Chicago-based component maker.

Along with the standard marketing spin, there are a few tidbits of interesting information. The new brakes, which replace brakes recalled at the end of 2014, will come in four road groupsets. There are no details of exactly which groups they’ll be, but along with Red we could see the group trickling all the way down to Apex.

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The caliper spring has been revised and the bleed port interface simplified.

Besides addressing issues with the master cylinder piston, cause of the recall in the first place, the MY2015 brakes are claimed to deliver a host of improvements. A new lever body design has better ergonomic shaping, and improved hand wrap for better comfort and control. The bleed port allows for a simpler interface for setting up and bleeding the brakes. New caliper springs for disc brake models spread pads more effectively, and new smaller shift paddles are lighter and provide better finger clearance, especially when wearing thick gloves. Check out the video from SRAM for more info.

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