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 wrench 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 cyclo-cross 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.
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
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