SRAM Enters MTB Brake Market
CHICAGO, USA – Component manufacturer SRAM added a full line of mountainbike brake sets, available in three different models, to its product range. “Entering the braking world allows us the opportunity to explore revolutionary new ideas for the way brakes function and feel,” says SRAM explaining why they have entered this new market segment.
The brake sets are called Guide and all models will be available next June. The product line includes three models, the RSC, the RS and the R ranging from 115 euro for the R to 177 euro for the RSC.
SRAM’s new brakes feature several technologies. To increase pad engagement SRAM developed Swinglink which requires less lever throw to push the pads toward the rotor. According to SRAM the power is modulated when the pads contact the rotor, avoiding that “on/off” brake feel. Another technology is the TPC Plus a timing port closure system which features durable seals and an ultra-smooth cylinder bore finish producing dependable braking power and consistency.
The brake fluid reservoir on SRAM’s latest lever design is optimized for both performance and ease of use. It is called the PiggyBack Reservoir and offers a simple, failsafe way to manage brake fluid, and also allows for ambidextrous lever placement. Rider can switch their levers on the handlebar and run them without hassle.