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Last Post 07/01/2013 11:38 AM by Michael Merva. 3 Replies.
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Ride On

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06/30/2013 04:18 PM
Yesterday Cavendish, the new British champion, told a SRAM technician the new brakes – which supposedly have enhanced stopping power and better modulation than their mechanic counterparts – saved him from going down in a big spill as the peloton came to the finish in Bastia.
BikeCzar

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06/30/2013 08:18 PM
What a cool set up. Anyone know how the weight of the system compares?

Electric shifting and hdraulic braking = maintenance free.

If only they could get the chain to clean itself.
jacques_anquetil

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07/01/2013 08:38 AM
here is some info on Cav's brakes:
http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/06/news/tour-tech-mark-cavendishs-sram-hydror-hydraulic-rim-brakes_292513

interestingly, Shimano's version just got released today!
http://velonews.competitor.com/2013/07/news/shimano-unveils-6870-di2-hydraulic-road-brakes_292856
Yo Mike

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07/01/2013 11:38 AM
That's wonderful 'product placement' on Cav's part - regardless of whether or not all that braking power is really needed to optimize those few square inches of tire contact area.....
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