SRAM Guide RSC Brake Review

4.75 out of 5
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Weight: 375 grams
By Michael Paul    on Jun 25, 2015

By Greg Heil    on Nov 24, 2016

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May 19, 2018
Model/Year: Guide R, 2018

Pros: Good feel, modulation, plenty of stopping power. Replacement parts plentiful.

Cons: Lever adjustments feel unrefined

Recommendation: Recommended, one finger power at a reasonable price point.

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March 3, 2016
Pros: Very good modulation. Durable, well made solid construction.

Cons: None

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September 1, 2015
Model/Year: Guide RSC 2015

Pros: Strength
Ability to modulate exceptionally well

Cons: I prefer the look of the XO Trails over these.

Recommendation: No complaints as of yet

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July 8, 2014
Model/Year: 2014

Pros: These are some great brakes with greatly enhanced power and modulation over the XO/Elixer brakes I've been using for the last three years. The four piston design gives you a very smooth feel and the new lever design removes any dead space in the lever pull. Braking is immediate when you touch the levers. This is a huge upgrade over previous offerings. Design uses same clamp design integration with shifters.

Cons: None found so far.

Recommendation: I've never had any problems with my XO/Elixers but I definitely felt an immediate difference. Everything is loose and dusty right now in SoCal so anything steep is usually a controlled slide down a silt and rock filled rut. I felt an improvement in the ability to control my braking and avoid the skid. Very confidence inspiring brakes.

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SRAM Guide RSC 4.75 out of 5 based on 4 ratings. 4 user reviews.