Charlie Says.... These have started to arrive now. All the Uk ones are grey in colour, not red as illustrated.
Our CXH units combine the advanced CX shifting capability with the confidence inspiring and one finger braking and modulation of hydraulic braking. We build these up using TRP’s Hylex brake system (you won’t find better – just more expensive) more info below. It just does not get better than this! Sold in pairs.
Ships with 160 front /140 rear rotors. Rotors are 6 bolt.
More about the CXH
When it came to hydraulic and disc brakes for cross we were hold outs for sure! To offer a hydraulic system we had to be convinced and the TRP Hylex has proven itself over and over. TRP is a small company compared to the likes of Shimano and SRAM but they also specialize in braking unlike the big guys and it shows! TRP Hylex are just a better brake and that is why they are used to build this system.
The master cylinders for this system are self contained units that are nestled inside the brake lever bodies. If you should crash out a lever chances are the master cylinder will be undamaged. This makes so much sense we just can’t comprehend why the other companies don’t offer the same level of design. With this in mind we are able to provide a crash service of just $74 per side. No matter how badly you crash, smash, wallop and destroy these units we will get you up and running again for a maximum of $74. That covers the whole unit right down to the caliper.
Running 10 speed now but might upgrade your drivetrain to 11 speed down the road? No worries as this system is part of our CX shifting system the shift levers can be swapped out to do just that!
Molmutius - Bishops waltham
Month long tour in rainy Wales.
For the shifting side of the Gevenalle levers they are very smooth and I've written a long droning review about shifting on the Audacity shifters.
As for the brakes. I fitted them to a new Koga Miyata world traveller (replacement for a cracked head tube on my old one) the brakes work very well on a loaded bike. Quick stopping is brilliant. Especially in rainy Wales this summer (2019) my only issue with them (and all disc brakes) is long steep descents when heavily loaded as the brakes could over heat. When the tone of the brakes start to change I would have to stop and let them cool down so I wouldn't knacker the discs or boil up the hydraulic fluid (my old Koga had a 3rd V brake much like tandems to help scrub speed, which helps on alpine descents so I wouldn't over heat the discs on that)
I'd say I only stopped 4 or so times to let the brakes cool on a one month tour. So I won't grumble as I prefer the stopping power of discs in an emergency (when an old women pulls out in front of you off of a side road in the rain.
Well done Gevenalle