I never knew Magura made CX brakes. Are/were they allowed by the UCI? I thougt the regulations about brakes where pretty restricting.
very nice bike btw!
I didn't think hydraulic road/CX levers existed full stop ! These are amazing. I'm guessing they're as rare as hen's teeth ?!
The UCI rules used to forbid disk brakes in UCI Cyclocross events, though this rule was reversed to allow them in July 2010 (and they are now also allowed in the 3 Peaks, much to my delight as my CX bike has disks !). I don't think the UCI actually forbid hydraulic brakes though - the problem with disks was for specific reasons, and anyhow, I think there were only cable operated disk brakes in use on CX bikes (on the mainstream racing circuit anyhow).
What you'll now see, possibly in 2011 but definately in 2012 are hydraulic Dura-Ace or SRAM Red levers and superlight brake calipers and disks - for CX or high-end touring bikes. I'm actually betting that Hope Tec beat both the big S's to the post ! Or just as good, Campag Super-Record/CX with hydraulic disks !
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