Disc Brakes Dominate Domestically, Win in Europe, But Some Get Recalled
It seems like disc brakes popped up almost daily on the website. Between bike brands all releasing disc-equipped models and the first hydraulic disc brakes for ’cross bikes hitting the marketplace, tech this season was all about the braking. And for racers, while the US came early to adopting disc brake technology back in 2012, it became more and more common in the Euro racing scene this fall as the season—and the brake pads—wore on. It wasn’t all good news. While racers loved the switch and raved about the stopping power, as the weather turned chilly, SRAM had to issue a global recall of their hydraulic systems, putting a damper on any hydro users with plans to use the technology for Nationals.