Pros Ready to Race RED 22 HydroR and Force 22 – SRAM ups its commitment to cyclocross in 2013, providing top pros with race-changing Hydraulic Road Disc Brakes and other advanced componentry for the season ahead. This power-packed roster of teams and athletes includes the Telenet-Fidea pro men’s team of multi-time world champ Bart Wellens as well as the Telenet-Fidea women’s and development teams, all based in ’cross crazy Belgium.
SRAM continues its support of North America’s cyclocross stars with riders including Katie Compton, 2013 UCI World Cup overall champion. California Giant Berry Farms/Specialized’s roster includes young talents Yannick Eckmann and Logan Owen. Cannondale p/b Cylcocross- World.com returns riders including Kaitlin Antonneau and adds teenager Curtis White. Rapha Focus will be formidable with Jeremy Powers, Zach McDonald and Gabby Day. SRAM’s roster also includes Todd Wells, Nicole Duke and Danny Summerhill.
Just as the debut of SRAM’s Hydraulic Road Rim (HRR) brakes made headlines at the Tour de France, Hydraulic Road Disc (HRD) brakes are the next big thing in ’cross. HRD provides more stopping power, better modulation with less hand effort, and no issues with mud. That means riders can brake later into turns with more confidence, a perfect pairing with the Zipp 303 Firecrest Disc-brake wheelset. SRAM athletes also will depend on durable and fast-shifting RED 22 and Force 22 groupsets for all the gears they need, no matter the terrain or conditions.
“I noticed a huge difference the first time I used SRAM’s new (HydroR) hydraulic brakes and, to be honest, I love it more with every ride,” Yannick Eckmann of Cal Giant said. “It’s reassuring to have the better braking, control and stopping. Also, the hoods give me a secure place to grip for hard efforts or technical sections.”