TRP blind-sided us with these new ultra polished Hylex RS brakeset, which we joked stood for “Real Shiny”. Built off the standard Hylex hydraulic brake system meant for singlespeed dropbar road/gravel/cyclocross bikes, these get a drilled lever blade on top of the chromed finish. They’ll also work with their add-on Di2 climber switch, letting you add them to any bike with gears or without if you’re wiring up Shimano’s electronic group.
They’ll also be available in a polished black. More pics of these and more below…
They’re a little lighter thanks to the drilled levers, but we’re talking a few grams off the claimed 352g weight (per wheel).
Retail price will be $169 per wheel when they drop in November.
Their new tooled thru axle will be shipping by end of year on all forks and give you a sleeker look. The handle has the hex wrench section on it to tighten the axle into place, then pops out and goes in your pocket. Or just use your mini-tool. The front fits on their cyclocross fork, which also saw a couple updates at Eurobike, and a rear will fit any standard 12×142 rear end to get it matched across the bike. Aftermarket versions to upgrade older forks will come bit later, price TBD.