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Bicycle spy shots are kind of like photos of Bigfoot sometimes. It looks like something might be there, but the photo is blurry and dark making you question what you’re really seeing. But with some editing in Lightroom, sometimes more detail comes to light.
This photo was sent to us by a reader (thanks Ben!) who states, “I was out riding in the Forest of Dean [during the] weekend with my mates, and spotted a guy riding with some strange-ass brakes. I couldn’t see cables running up to the bar. I tried to get a quick photo, but this was all I could manage.”
Update Below Ben’s photo, brightened in Lightroom Is this a wireless mountain bike disc brake?
Due to the angle of the photograph, there’s no way of saying for sure, but Ben claims that he couldn’t see any hoses or wires from the brake to the bar. It’s possible the bike was running internal cables at the bar through the stem, but then we’d expect to see the front brake hose exit from the bottom of the crown.
That’s a pretty massive device mounted around the area of the front brake, which indicates it’s more than just a brake caliper. If it’s not a wireless brake system, what is it?
From the photo, it appears that there is a light on the device indicating that it […]