The new "Mini-Code", power, modulation and comfort
For the Ultimate, we held nothing back. Our engineers sculpted the finest materials — titanium and carbon fiber — to make this our lightest four-piston brake ever. Personalization is quick and intuitive. And for performance — well, our test riders didn’t dub it the “Mini-Code” for nothing.
- More caliper stiffness and a new pad compound with bite.
- Pivot bearings for crisp lever feel and a fatigue-free ride.
- Sram's best power to weight ratio in a four-piston brake.
- Real weight: 527 g.
La tecnologia Bleeding Edge rende lo spurgo dei freni facile e veloce, il design del pompante e il nuovo foro per lo spurgo facilitano il fluire del liquido DOT, allo stesso tempo un adattatore spurgo dedicato (non incluso) sigilla il sistema minimizzando la fuoriuscita accidentale del liquido e impedendo all'aria di entrare nell'impianto frenante.
Contact Point Adjustment™
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.
Lever Pivot Bearings
Precision sealed bearings at the lever pivot enhance the clean, crisp lever actuation and consistent, light, one-finger feel.
Power Reserve Geometry
At the end of the day, a brake lever simply multiples the force your hand generates (just like the nut cracker). Sram's Power Reserve Geometry™represents a way of thinking about the physics of leverage and your hand’s comfort. This philosophy is fundamentally different than others in the business of brakes. Due to pivot placement, physics dictates that with other brake levers your fingers tend to slip off the ends as you pull. Sram is different. We designed our levers with the pivot closer to the handlebar, in fact, closer than anyone else in the industry. The resulting lever movement has less inward travel, an arc that’s closer to your fingers’ natural motion and delivers more force to the brake.
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.
Timing Port Closure
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 features durable seals and an ultra-smooth cylinder bore finish, producing dependable braking power and consistency.
Heat is an enemy of any brake system, so advancements in heat management mean advancements in your ride. Sram has found that in its systems DOT 5.1 takes almost three times longer to boil than DOT 4, thus allowing flawless, fade-free performance in even more extreme conditions.
MatchMaker X (MMX)
The MatchMaker X clamp is more than just a clamp. It’s like having Martha Stewart tidy up your cockpit. Since each clamp accepts up to three controls, you can put everything from your XLoc suspension lockout, your Sram shifters and Avid brake levers as well as your Reverb XLoc remote, all on two clamps. Short of genetically engineering longer thumbs, it’s the ideal way to put everything within easy reach. Just like Martha would.
- Front brake: Ambidextrous (hose length: 950 mm).
- Rear brake: Ambidextrous (hose length: 2000 mm).
Brake kit is ready to be used with hoses, fluid, pads and accessory kit for hydraulic hose length reduction included.
Rotors and adapters not included.
Requires Bleeding Edge™ bleed adapter.