TRP HY-RD Cable Actuated Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper
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With disc brakes on road bikes becoming ever more popular, TRP have created the HY-RD Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper to give you all the performance benefits of a hydraulic disc system whilst being compatible with all drop bar brake levers.
Top Features of the TRP HY-RD Cable Actuated Hydraulic Disc Brake Caliper
- True 'plug-and-play' compatibility with ALL existing cable actuated systems
- Hydraulic reservoir provides automatic pad wear adjustment
- Uses TRP's own ultra-grippy semi-metallic pad, designed for road riding conditions
- Pads are Shimano M525/M515 compatible allowing for further customization
- Lever lock to prevent pads getting pushed together when the wheel is removed for transit.
- Weight: 195g/caliper per wheel
The TRP HY-RD (pronounced High Road) is probably the most powerful cable actuated disc brake on the market. Being compatible with all standard drop bar levers, this brake provides the option to switch to hydraulic discs without having to shell out for a top flight hydraulic disc compatible groupset.
The HY-RD could also be the easiest cable actuated brake on the market to set up. Requiring only a 5mm allen key to make the switch from a current mechanical disc brake setup. Just click the video tab above the image to see for yourself.
These brakes are also a great upgrade for any cyclocross racers running mechanical disc brakes. In bad conditions, pads can wear significantly in just a single race.
The open hydraulic system allows the pistons to compensate for pad wear, providing consistent braking performance at all times.
About Disc Brakes
Bicycle disc brakes consist of a metal disc attached to the wheel hub that rotates with the wheel. Brake calipers are attached to the frame or fork along with pads that squeeze together on the disc. The way it is attached to the bike will be either by IS (International Standard) which has two holes facing the disc or Post Mount, which has threads going into the fork. Disc brakes have been successfully used on motorbikes for decades, and are the principal choice there. The primary benefit of disc brakes is that they perform equally well in all conditions including water, mud and snow. This is due to their position closer to the hub and away from the ground and possible contaminants like water, which can coat and freeze on the rim in colder temperatures. The pads are usually made from metal sinters or an organic compound instead of rubber. Water acts as a lubricant to rubber but not metal, therefore disc brakes maintain their stopping power in wet conditions. They also avoid the problem that rim brakes have of wearing out the wheel rims, especially in muddy conditions, as well as the requirement that the rim be straight. Disc brakes offer improved modulation of braking power and generally require less finger effort to achieve the same braking power. The advantages of discs make them well-suited to steep, extended downhills through wet and muddy off-road terrain, common in freeride bicycle riding.
About the TRP brand
TRP was founded on the idea of building the highest quality braking systems available in the bicycle industry. TRP Brakes are designed for superior levels of performance and durability achieved through the use of advanced production techniques, accurate processing and meticulous quality control. By using exotic materials such as Carbon Fibre, Titanium and TT6 Aluminum, TRP brakes set a new industry standard for lightweight and precise control. TRP brakes are extensively tested for reliability and safety on and off-road, and in the laboratory - by a company with more than 20 years experience designing and manufacturing bicycle brake systems.
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Extremely powerful! Could not even lock the back wheel with the old BB5, but with these its easy peasy. Not aiming to lock the wheel of course, but unless you actually can, then you are missing brake performance. They are also very very controllable, loads of modulation, easy setup, dont' howl in the wet. I bought some Jagwire road pro cables. You'll need the XL ones to stand a chance of having enough outer length though.
As an example of performance, I can stop quicker using just this brake on the back (140mm disc in dry without skidding) that I can using only the BB5 on a 160mm disc on the front.
Bike is my commuter - a Specialized Tricross Elite disc. Only downside is the weight, the tricross is already a heavy bike.
About to buy the front brake too. BB5's on fleabay soon!
I kept my existing rotors (they were almost new) and the brakes work fine,
A suitable IS caliper adaptor will be supplied in the box.
Afterwards, check your disc for run-out if rubbing still occurs.
The part numbers for each option are as followed:
- Black -- TRP-HY/RD-160
- Silver -- TRP-HY/RD-160-S
I hope this helps.
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