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Nick here, cycling around the hills surrounding Bath UK. In a nice low gear, mostly.

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May 26
Hydraulic road brake levers from TRP to work with Shimano’s Di2 electronic gear shifting transmission as well as their own or other’s disc brake calipers.
TRP - for Tektro Racing Products - is the skunkworks arm of the well-known Taiwanese brake-maker and they were known to have these levers on the go having shown prototypes to road.cc Mat at the recent trade show in Taiwan.Named Hywire, they’re seen here looking very production-ready in the last few days on a swoopy carbon-framed Volagi presumably meaning they’re almost ready for 2013 model year shipping. The omens are good for us here in the UK as the TRP distribution through Upgrade is good; I’ll need to find out on Monday if there are dates yet.Meanwhile, the size of these shift paddles and the gap between them and the handlebars appears to bode well for riders with small hands, who usually complain about the ergonomics of  most of the existing brake/gear combo levers.

Hydraulic road brake levers from TRP to work with Shimano’s Di2 electronic gear shifting transmission as well as their own or other’s disc brake calipers.

TRP - for Tektro Racing Products - is the skunkworks arm of the well-known Taiwanese brake-maker and they were known to have these levers on the go having shown prototypes to road.cc Mat at the recent trade show in Taiwan.

Named Hywire, they’re seen here looking very production-ready in the last few days on a swoopy carbon-framed Volagi presumably meaning they’re almost ready for 2013 model year shipping. The omens are good for us here in the UK as the TRP distribution through Upgrade is good; I’ll need to find out on Monday if there are dates yet.

Meanwhile, the size of these shift paddles and the gap between them and the handlebars appears to bode well for riders with small hands, who usually complain about the ergonomics of  most of the existing brake/gear combo levers.


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  8. johnthemonkey said: Hydraulic AND electric? It’s like they’re poking my inner luddite DELIBERATELY.
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