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  1. General Cycling Discussion
    The new Tiagra shift/brake lever is designed to be ergonomically pleasing for multiple hand sizes (click to enlarge). Following the release of Ultegra-level and 105-grade hydraulic road disc brakes in 2015, and then Sora mechanical disc brakes earlier this year, Shimano is now offering its...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    Update (Apr. 15): Yet another video update from SRAM president Stan Day on the company's on-going hydro road disc and rim brake recall and replacement effort has arrived in our inbox. Day says that production of new model year 2015 brakes will commence in late April, and that consumers who opted...
  3. Components, Wrenching
    Shimano hydraulic disc brakes can now be added to any 11-speed group ‏Shimano has announced the release of their first hydraulic road disc brake system for use with mechanical shifters, the ST-RS685 levers and BR-RS785 calipers. Though not part of a component group, the Ultegra-grade levers...
  4. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano's Dave Lawrence has been with the company for 25 years. Photo credit: Shimano/Eric Wynn If you're like a lot of cyclists, you're wondering, do disc brakes on road bikes make sense for me? Only you can answer that question for sure, but it's always interesting to hear what other people...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Shimano unveiled its new hydraulic brake system for road at the beginning of November. Photo Credit: Shimano/Eric Wynn The first four days of November presented interesting times in the world of disc brakes for road bikes. Over the weekend, Shimano pulled together a group of cycling editors...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Lars van der Haar's Giant TCX Advanced. Earlier this week we told you about the historic feat of Lars van der Haar. Last Sunday, the young Dutchman from Team Rabobank became the first rider - man or woman - to win a UCI cyclocross World Cup race aboard a bike spec'd with disc brakes when he...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    The majority of headlines emanating from the first World Cup cyclocross race of the season were dedicated to Lars van der Haar, winner of the men's pro race. And by all means the first elite level triumph of the 22-year-old Dutch Rabobank rider's career was a significant feat. But perhaps even...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    The buzz surrounding hydraulic disc brakes on road bikes has been ongoing for several months. Better stopping power, better modulation, no wet weather braking issues, and the ability to run wider tires are among the touted features. No wonder the cycling industry has fully embraced this...
  9. Components, Wrenching
    Shimano's new hydraulic disc brake system uses the same technology found on its popular mountain bike 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...
  10. General Cycling Discussion
    Road disc brakes are coming to the road scene in the very near future, but one company has had them spec'd on their bikes for over 2 years. Northern California's Volagi, a young company, founded by industry veterans Robert Choi and Barley Forsman, has led the charge from the start. The pair set...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Editor's Note: The Angry Singlespeeder is a collection of mercurial musings from contributing editor Kurt Gensheimer. In no way do his maniacal diatribes about all things bike oriented represent the opinions of Mtbr, RoadBikeReview, or any of their employees, contractors, janitorial staff...
  12. General Cycling Discussion
    Colnago's C59 Disc made its North American debut at this year's Sea Otter Classic. The C59 Disc is a 2013 model, so what you see displayed here is still in prototype form, including the Formula levers. The C59 will be Colnago's first fully featured front and rear hydraulic disc brake road bike...
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