The S-700 Hydraulic Disc Brake/Shifter is loaded with most of the same key innovations that SRAM Red has but at a more economical price. While modern frame materials and drive train components share technology with space exploration, road brakes have lagged far behind... until now. SRAM S-700 brings hydraulic technology to road cycling for multiple applications. Their dual control shift/brake levers have an all new master cylinder specifically designed for road applications. Hydraulic disc brakes produce more braking force with less hand effort, perform better in wet weather and don't heat up your rims/tires/tubes, giving you a safer, more comfortable riding experience. So go ahead and bring your road bike into the 21st century with SRAM hydraulic disc brakes.