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    New cable disc?

    So what's the dealio on these...?
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    I saw those also. I would love to see a new cable disc brake with more power so I don't have to use 8" rotors. With all these cyclocross bikes going to disc I bet we will see some new technology. Maybe a cable actuated hydraulic caliper.

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    Cable actuated disc brakes have been around for over a decade now. Doesn't Avid still offer cable models? They were OK back in the day, but not as high performing (nor lightweight) as hydraulics these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Betarad View Post
    Cable actuated disc brakes have been around for over a decade now. Doesn't Avid still offer cable models? They were OK back in the day, but not as high performing (nor lightweight) as hydraulics these days.
    Yes there are still cable actuated disc brakes out there, including those from Avid and those of us that are still fans. What I see here though is a nicely sculpted, post mount road/cross specific version that I'm sure addresses the weight and aesthetics issues. Like BZO stated, with the UCI's lift on the disc ban for cross we should be seeing more of this. Again, being a fanboy of cable brakes, I'm stoked.
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    The photo of the brake in the OP is of a Hayes CX-Five / CX-5 road/cyclocross cable disc brake.

    Hayes CX-5 Disc Brake Caliper Smoke Anodized 140mm Rotor - harriscyclery.net

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--kCw6rEq-C...LWX008_web.jpg




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    False alarm. Move along. Nothing to see here. Just wishful thinking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bzo75 View Post
    False alarm. Move along. Nothing to see here. Just wishful thinking.
    Maybe not what you wanted to see, but of interest to others.
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    They look like a trimmed and polished BB5.




    Quote Originally Posted by cobba View Post
    The photo of the brake in the OP is of a Hayes CX-Five / CX-5 road/cyclocross cable disc brake.

    Hayes CX-5 Disc Brake Caliper Smoke Anodized 140mm Rotor - harriscyclery.net

    http://3.bp.blogspot.com/--kCw6rEq-C...LWX008_web.jpg




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    trp makes a cable to disk converter and sram/shimano are almost ready to release drop bar hydro brakes
    so my afro now sticks out of my helmet.

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