Magura RT8C Hydraulic Road Brakes

magura rt8c rim brakes

Who other than Magura to bring back hydraulic rim brakes? Mineral oil and hydraulic fluids have had their place in cycling for some time now, but never on road racing bikes…until recently. We’ve seen the hydraulic shifters and derailleurs offered by Acros; the Colnago C59 disc road bike sporting hydraulic, road-specific disc brakes; and now we’ve got the RT8C hydraulic rim brakes by Magura. Will traditional cables be phased out eventually? I sure hope not (and highly doubt it) as I’m a bit of a purist, though I really do enjoy seeing technology progress like this – especially in bicycles!

It’ll be interesting how many rims these destroy – more info, plus a video at road.cc

-B