Ben Berden’s Hydraulic Drop Bar Brakes

Just saw a video shared of Ben Berden’s cable actuated TRP hydraulic brake setup.

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I’ve talked about the TRP brakes before, twice.  I’ve even had the chance to ride a similar system (a Hope V-Twin setup).  I loved the feel of the drop bar functionality with hydro brakes.  There was a definite increase in braking power and modulation/control.  Frankly, though…I find the cable over hydraulic kludgy.

I can’t wait for SRAM to release their integrated drop bar system with hydraulic brakes.

Dear SRAM,

I’d like a complete set of your integrated hydraulic brakes for drop bar bikes.  SRAM Red, for the Vaya.  Please also include a 2013 Red front and rear derailleur, and a rear cassette.  (And of course, the brake lines and calipers.)

Very truly yours,



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