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Shimano announce hydraulic disc brakes for Tiagra

Josh Cunningham
31 Mar 2016

Shimano announce that their 4th-tier road groupset, Tiagra, will now come with a hydraulic disc equipped option

It has not been long since the announcement of Shimano releasing a mechanical disc brake version of its Sora groupset, but the Japanese components giant today released news that its 4th-tier Tiagra groupset will now come equipped with the option a hydraulic disc braking system. 

As well as Sora, which sits below Tiagra, there are also disc brake iterations in Shimano's 105 and Ultegra groupset options, which sit above Tiagra in the road-orientated range. With the Sora and Tiagra launches coming in quick succession, it appears Shimano are currently targeting the entry level, but as is usual, there are filter down elements from higher-tier groupsets evident in the new Tiagra.

Like its companions, the Tiagra option will feature the same flat mount system that Shimano have standardised, which by directly attaching to the frame, Shimano claim improves calliper alignment and braking consistency.

Also continued is the Ice Technology cooling system for the rotors, which is designed to improve performance and heat dissipation in all weather conditions. The rotors will be available in both 140mm and 160mm options. 

Although Shimano have yet to make an official announcement, it has been reported that their top end groupset, Dura Ace, which is set for a revamp, is also due to incorporate a hydraulic disc system. With the latest news on Tiagra, we would certainly expect so, especially after the recent revealing of a top-end hydraulic disc braking system from Campagnolo

The Tiagra disc brakes will be available from July 2016, with UK RRPs yet to be announced. 

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