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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New 2015 SRAM Hydraulic Road Brakes

The new brakes getting put through their paces at Garden of the Gods near SRAM's R&D offices in Colorado Springs.
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New 2015 SRAM Hydraulic Road Brakes

The problem with master cylinder has reportedly been solved.
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New 2015 SRAM Hydraulic Road Brakes

New caliper spring improves performance.
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New 2015 SRAM Hydraulic Road Brakes

New bleed port design makes set-up easier.
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New 2015 SRAM Hydraulic Road Brakes

Improved ergonomics.
About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures in British Columbia, Belgium, Brazil, Costa Rica, France, and Peru among many others. Sumner, who joined the RoadBikeReview.com / Mtbr.com staff in January, 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and edited a book on cycling tips. When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying the great outdoors with his wife Lisa.


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