Hydro brakes for your TT superbike

TRP launches solution to lack of hydraulic disc set up compatibility

The latest trend of way, way out there low-pro aero bikes that ignore the UCI’s constrictive rulings all look pretty special (depending on your aesthetic standpoint).

However, the only problem we’ve found with this latest raft of TT/Tri superbikes like Cervelo’s P5X, DiamondBack’s Andean and Parlee’s TTiR disc is that none of the big group manufacturers — SRAM, Shimano, and Campagnolo — offer their hydraulic disc set ups in a TT/Tri compatible form.

So TRP has stepped in with a very neat solution, the TT Hydro, which is designed to work with either 160mm or 140mm rotors. The TT brake weighs in at 352g per wheel and the brake caliper itself is based on the existing Hylex RS, but uses a heat-reducing hydrid piston.

The lever is ergo-shaped and the soft-touch textured grip hides the master cyclinder underneath its rubber
The lever is ergo-shaped and the soft-touch textured grip hides the master cyclinder underneath its rubber

The brake lever houses the master cylinder underneath its outer grip and the lever has been designed to ergonomically suit a low-pro braking position.

Its one hell of a niche product, but still meets a need and you could always use TRP’s TT hydro set up for a singlespeed, disc equipped, low-pro custom build.

Warren Rossiter

Senior Technical Editor
Approaching two decades of testing bikes, Warren can be found on a daily basis riding and exploring the road and off roads of Wiltshire's Salisbury Plain in the UK. That's when he's not travelling the world to test the latest kit, components and bikes.
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