While it seems that every new road bike released now has a disc brake variant, caliper models are on the whole still lighter, and with the introduction of Shimano’s new(ish) direct mount standard – they’re even better than ever.
Aside from the Japanese manufacturer, only a few other companies have released direct mount road calipers, and FSA has a new option that appears to be almost ready for production. They’re still some months out so details are scarce, but drop past the break to see what we know.
Under the rubber cap, there are two bolts. The upper bolt is a centering bolt, while the lower is for cable fixing.
The brakes will utilize a roller cam system, with a wedge that can be angled to fine tune performance.
This new brake is more aero than existing models because it does not add any additional frontal area.
The front brake pictured here has a quick release (which was 3D printed) and an inline adjuster.
On display at the booth was a new hydration system from Vision that is targeted towards the triathlete market. The company had no details regarding weight, release date, price, etc…
The top cap is compatible with any water bottle and has an aero front profile. A handle extends outward, where athletes can mount their cycling computer. This location allows them to stay in the aero position while still tracking data.
A fill port in front allows the bottle to be either refilled from a spicket or another water bottle.
The entire system mounts easily via velcro straps. We’ll keep you updated as we receive more info.