SRAM Announces New Level Brakes


Hot on the heels of the recent NX1 drivetrain announcement, SRAM is releasing a new brake called Level. It takes several design cues and technologies from their Guide line of brakes including pistons, seals, reservoirs, and levers. The biggest difference between the Level and the Guide brakes is at the caliper. Guide brakes use four pistons while the Level brakes use just two.


This makes them lighter than the Guides and more suited to XC racing and lighter-duty trail riding. SRAM is offering five tiers in the Level line, intended to replace a variety of their current brakes. Some models will be available this month while others will roll out between now and June.

  • Level Ultimate – $297
    • 318g
    • replaces SRAM XX
  • Level TLM – $190
    • 356g
    • replaces SRAM X0
  • Level TL – $102
    • 370g
    • replaces SRAM DB5
  • Level T – $82
    • 410g
    • replaces Avid DB3
  • Level – $63
      • 430g
      • replaces Avid DB1

Check out this video for more information:

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