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- does that look like a commuting bike to you? It's a road bike that was upgraded to Hydro-R 22.Sep 17, 2013
- if your frame of reference is commuting then of course. Into and expect performance, than this is a significant milestone in bike development, in how they handle and perform.
Hydro does work better than cable and wires, you can't ignore basic mechanics or an innovation that's been in motorsports and MTB for decades. It's the modulation and immediate feel.
Also: I'm reviewing this kit, the marketing and pr is up to SRAM. It's not new either, ask anyone who owned Maguras back in the day, they loved 'em.
Hydro-Disc is in too.Sep 17, 2013
- You are correct that the pad rim interface has not changed. The dynamics are in the hydro v cable.Sep 18, 2013
- I'm more interested in how you took that picture!Sep 18, 2013
- Sep 18, 2013
- your experience mirrors everyone else I've talked to about the SRAM Hydraulic rim brakes. Really, the biggest improvements in performance are in control and consistency- and when using carbon rims this is a HUGE improvement. The extra control compared to cables makes up for a lot of the loss of feel one experiences with carbon rims.
Now that braking performance is on par with other vehicles we need to shift the discussion to technique. I've heard a few incidents about people riding their brakes down long hills- and this can have negative effects on both rim and disc brakes. When road brakes were "meh" it really wasn't a big deal but now we can convert a whole lot of kinetic energy into heat energy.Sep 18, 2013