Fresh Product: SRAM Releases New GUIDE Brakes

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GUIDE TECHNOLOGIES

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SWINGLINK™

 

Squeeze a new SRAM brake lever and you notice it immediately. Less deadband. More positive pad engagement. A new cam system requires less lever throw to push the pads toward the rotor. That’s great, but there’s more to perfect braking performance than just power. You need control. Many brake systems minimize deadband—but at the cost of modulation. SwingLink solves that with its special cam shape. When the pads contact the rotor, power is modulated, avoiding that “on/off” brake feel. It’s the perfect balance of power and precision.

SRAM_MTB_GUIDE_RSC_Lever_Quarter_Silver_MedTPC PLUS™

A hydraulic brake’s timing port is the connection between the reservoir and the master cylinder bore. When the lever is squeezed, a cup seal passes this area and closes the port, which pressurizes the system. SRAM’s new timing port closure system, called TPC Plus, features durable seals and an ultra-smooth cylinder bore finish producing dependable braking power and consistency.

PIGGYBACK RESERVOIR

The brake fluid reservoir on SRAM’s latest lever design is optimized for both performance and ease of use. The PiggyBack Reservoir offers a simple, failsafe way to manage brake fluid, and also allows for ambidextrous lever placement—so you can switch your levers on the handlebar and run them moto without hassle.

SRAM_MTB_GUIDE_RSC_Lever_Front_Silver_MedCONTACT POINT ADJUST

Some people like the instantaneous power of a short lever throw. Others prefer the feel of a longer throw. With Contact Point Adjust, you can pick the position you want your fingers to be in when your brakes are engaged. It’s a quick and easy way to customize the feel of your brakes without having to move the pads. It’s also a way to balance both brake levers to feel exactly the same.

REACH ADJUST

Brake lever fit and feel is a personal thing. Riders have individual positioning preferences, as well as unique hand sizes and finger lengths. Reach Adjust makes it easy to adjust your lever for maximum one-finger control for everyone.

DEADBAND

This refers to the time between the moment you engage the lever and when the pads contact the rotor. SRAM technologies such as SwingLink balance the dual demands of minimizing deadband and optimizing modulation for braking finesse and control.

PURE BLADDER™

SRAM’s new brake lever design includes a reshaped bladder, called Pure, that helps regulate and reduce air bubbles. The bladder is specifically shaped to evacuate air from the lever and push the fluid exactly where it’s needed. The result is improved back-pressure relief, which produces dependable braking power and consistency.

DIRECTLINK™

SRAM’s DirectLink lever design produces a solid, positive feel the second you squeeze the lever to engage the brake It offers a no-nonsense solution to give you precise control.

New SRAM GUIDE CALIPER

 

The Guide four-piston dual-diameter mountain bike caliper provides confidence in a lightweight package with more usable power. And it’s a mere four grams of weight difference over our two-piston XC specific caliper models.

SRAM_MTB_GUIDE_Caliper_Front_Silver_MedFEATURES/BENEFITS

  • Dual-diameter four-piston caliper
  • 14 and 16mm pistons
  • All mountain power and control

New CENTERLINE ROTOR

The new Centerline Rotor was designed to keep the center of friction consistent throughout rotation thereby minimising vibration.

SRAM_MTB_GUIDE_Centerline_Rotor_Front_160mm_MedADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • One-piece
  • 140, 160, 170, 180, 200mm sizes
  • 6 bolt

GUIDE RSC – $239.95 per end, plus rotors

R – Reach Adjust, S – SwingLink, C – Contact Point Adjust, Lever Pivot Bearing and weighing 375 Grams.

GUIDE RS – $179.95 per end, plus rotors

R – Reach Adjust, S – SwingLink, weighing 380 Grams.

GUIDE R – $154.95 per end, plus rotors

R – Reach Adjust, 370 grams

 

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