Some have been speculating that 2013 is the year of the disc-equipped road bike. We're not sure most of the industry are ready yet, but a few brands were showing them.
Including French manufacturer Time. They had this Fluidity S road bike with disc brakes on their stand, signalling their intentions to be an early adopter.
The brakes are Shimano prototype mechanical disc brakes. It doesn't appear Shimano is ready to offer a hydraulic road disc brake just let, leaving the door open (for now) for smaller manufacturers to meet the growing demand.
These brakes are actuated be regular Shimano Ultegra Di2 brake levers. Rotor size is 160mm front and 140mm rear.
More on this story soon...
David worked on the road.cc tech team from 2012-2020. Previously he was editor of Bikemagic.com and before that staff writer at RCUK. He's a seasoned cyclist of all disciplines, from road to mountain biking, touring to cyclo-cross, he only wishes he had time to ride them all. He's mildly competitive, though he'll never admit it, and is a frequent road racer but is too lazy to do really well. He currently resides in the Cotswolds, and you can now find him over on his own YouTube channel David Arthur - Just Ride Bikes.