Follow the leader
With its completely new, 4-piston S4 caliper, SwingLink™ lever cam, and carbon lever blade, the Guide Ultimate stands alone as the new leader in its class. It has been engineered to be light and powerful, with superior heat management capabilities, which give you better, more consistent, more reliable braking. The new caliper design also incorporates a re-designed seal and aluminum piston interface for ease of setup and improved consistency, while Bleeding Edge™ technology makes bleeding Guide Ultimate a quick and easy task.
- Lever blade material: Carbon.
- Calliper design: S4 Caliper.
- Master material: Aluminium.
- Pad: Steel-backed organic.
- Fluid: DOT 5.1.
- Adjustment: Tool free contact point; reach adjust.
- MatchMaker™ X clamp included.
- Ambidextrous: Yes.
- Hardware: Titanium.
- Intended Use: Trail / Enduro.
- Real weight front: 264 g, rear 279 g.
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.
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.
The stainless steel heat shields breaks the thermal connection between the pad and calliper body, reducing calliper fluid temperature by about 20°C even in the most extreme testing conditions.
Lever Pivot Bearings
Precision sealed bearings at the lever pivot enhance the clean, crisp lever actuation and consistent, light, one-finger feel.
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.
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.
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.
Front brake: Ambidextrous (hose length: 950 mm).
Rear brake: Ambidextrous (hose length: 1800 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.