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    Default I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Because they're ugly as sin.

    Spotted: SRAM Red hydraulic discs win CXLA

    Ooof, that big nob on top, yikes. They remind me a bit of Mavic Mektronic.

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Love the headline ...

    "SRAM Red hydraulic discs win CXLA"

    Lucky Tim Johnson, all he had to do was hold onto those things while they won the race for him...

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    WOW. Butt ugly for sure.

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    I would think that lever bodies that size could hide a electronic shifting battery system as well.

    Are the master cylinders on my motorcycle even that big?

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    What is wrong with non-hydraulic disc brakes, again?

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    They are trying so so so hard to make people want them.

    Checked them out this weekend. The prototypes look almost ready for market and yes the hood is about 3 inches tall. Dumb.

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Quote Originally Posted by fa63 View Post
    What is wrong with non-hydraulic disc brakes, again?
    You can't boil the fluid on steep/twisty road descents by using poor braking technique and even worse rotor choice for one thing.
    Erik Brunner

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    I am a fan of discs on CX bikes, I have been using road bb7s for years, and I'd dig some hydro discs. But god damn those things are ugly.

    -Joe

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    I don't care about the look. Shimano used to serve us ugly levers for years and they sold millions of them. However I care about ergonomics.

    They sure look like they could be useful to ride like Adam Hansen :


    I say those things need to be tried before being dismissed or not.

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Given how sram/avid hydraulic discs have always been defective piles of shit

    ("we swear they're fixed this year!" -- every goddamn year)

    and given how these are publicly a year behind schedule

    I don't hold out any hope at all of these working worth a damn

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    seriously dudes

    for a brake to be so bad that SRAM won't ship it yet...

    ...that's some sub-flinstones level shit right there

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    Given how sram/avid hydraulic discs have always been defective piles of shit

    ("we swear they're fixed this year!" -- every goddamn year)

    and given how these are publicly a year behind schedule

    I don't hold out any hope at all of these working worth a damn
    They are quite unreliable!

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    it's not just the unreliability where they need to be re-bled constantly, the piston seals that gum up or outright fail, and the rotors that warp at a moment's notice

    it's that they don't work properly even when the QA is right


    the incessant turkey gobble, caused mostly by the CPS washers and the rotor cutouts

    the way the pads get right back to dragging even after a lot of fiddling

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    hey why are you insulting my X0 brakes? oh wait, they all do that? the mechanic assured me mine were special.

    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    it's not just the unreliability where they need to be re-bled constantly, the piston seals that gum up or outright fail, and the rotors that warp at a moment's notice

    it's that they don't work properly even when the QA is right


    the incessant turkey gobble, caused mostly by the CPS washers and the rotor cutouts

    the way the pads get right back to dragging even after a lot of fiddling

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    good hydro brakes ( read: shimano xt ) work way better than cable brakes.
    its just been that... sram cant quite get the hydro thing right.

    maybe this time they have.
    i should have bought a lottery ticket in the big lottery last week...
    had just as good a chance i thk

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Are calipers and levers dependents in the hydro stuff ? Could someone use levers from say sram, with shimano xt calipers ?
    Last edited by sk_tle; 12-04-2012 at 08:53 AM. Reason: clarification

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    as much fun as we poke...they're gonna sell zillions of these.
    Respect all
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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Quote Originally Posted by quickag View Post
    they're gonna warranty zillions of these.
    fixed that for ya

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    Default Re: I sure hope SRAM Hydro Discs work incredibly well...

    Quote Originally Posted by blasdelf View Post
    seriously dudes

    for a brake to be so bad that SRAM won't ship it yet...

    ...that's some sub-flinstones level shit right there
    That's really damn funny.
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