SRAM is upping the game on its wireless eTap drivetrain. We’ve shared our initial impressions on SRAM’s eTap system with you previously. At the time eTap was released, many, including some of us here in the Cyclocross Magazine offices, said “they should pair that with hydraulic disc brakes for ‘cross.” And now SRAM has. 

SRAM's new HydroHC eTap levers. photo: SRAM

SRAM’s new HydroHC eTap levers. photo: SRAM

SRAM has introduced what it calls HydroHC, hydraulic brake levers paired with the company’s eTap wireless electronic drivetrain. The HydroHC levers are compatible only with SRAM Red eTap derailleurs, but work with all SRAM road 11-speed cranksets, chains and cassette.  And the brakes are available in both post and flat mount caliper options. The levers feature improved ergonomics, including a smaller diameter hood and SRAM’s Reach Adjust, Contact Point Adjustment and its new HRD Bleeding Edge technology for quick, simple bleeds. Full details and pricing will be released at Eurobike.

You can read the full press release from SRAM, below.

Best of Both Worlds

Introducing SRAM HydroHC Control

It’s what makes speed possible. The less time you spend slowing down, the more time you can spend enjoying your hard-earned speed. Hydraulic road disc brakes offer the ultimate in braking modulation and control under any conditions—allowing you to descend faster, safer and with more confidence.

Introducing the SRAM HydroHC hydraulic disc brake platform, found exclusively on SRAM Red eTap. SRAM HydroHC builds on the successes of our HydroR and Level brakesets. Regardless of hand size or brake setup preferences, HydroHC levers are custom tunable for a perfect fit and confidence-inspiring control. The platform offers SRAM’s renowned Reach Adjust and new, independent Contact Point Adjustment, allowing complete customization of your braking.

This adjustability is paired with the most ergonomic hoods available to deliver class-leading comfort, fit and braking performance. All in the name of true advancement.

Available on SRAM Red eTap—October 2016.