Are disc brakes the future of tri bikes? We’ve slowly been seeing more and more of them, with the most recent offering this disc brake equipped version of the Ceepo Viper. It looks like the Viper is being updated for 2014 including the addition of disc brake compatibility. Check it out after the break.
UPDATED: more information after the break.
Built with post mount disc tabs and shown with a TRP HYRD disc brake, the Ceepo Viper definitely has disc brake compatibility – for the front. The front will also be able to run standard or dual post aero rim brakes as well, so there is a number of options.
While no angles of the full non drive side are shown, it doesn’t appear to have disc brakes on the rear of the bike. Instead a TRP aero rim brake is at least certainly used on the non disc model, and possibly on the disc brake model as well. There is also a clever CO2 holder mounted to the non drive chainstay.
If the disc version does use a disc brake on the rear, the Profile design Altair would likely be one of the first disc disc wheels on the market. Our money is still on a rim brake rear, but we’ll likely find out at Eurobike. Update: the rear brake is officially a TTV rim brake.
MSRP will run $4,499 for the fuselage which includes the frame, fork, headset, integrated stem, reversible seatpost with Shimano internal Di2 battery holder, and TTV rear brake. Pre Orders are being accepted now, if interested email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hat tip to Josh for the link!