The SRAM Guide Ultimate, Guide RE and the Avid Code brakes have all scored places in our Dirt 100 selection. The Code DH brake has had a full overhaul and now wears the SRAM brand name.
When it comes to slowing down a bike the brakes we often choose are from the SRAM brand. Whether on a trail bike or a gravity orientated DH machine their stoppers have given a blend of power and modulation with the brake lever mounts nicely integrating with SRAM shifters and Reverb lever. The days of unreliability and inconsistent feel of the early Avid brakes are long behind us now – these brakes are packed with SRAM’s latest technology and refinements. With their ‘Bleeding edge’ bleed system maintenance is very clean and straightforward. The Avid Code brake is now a good few seasons old, so SRAM have given this four-pot brake a full redesign. We’ve always loved the combination of a Guide lever on a Code caliper, and with the impressive performance of the Guide RE brake on e-mtbs we feel that this new DH brake will be an impressive piece of hardware.
HERE ARE THE DETAILS FROM SRAM’S PRESS RELEASE:
“Fast enough to win a downhill World Championship, or tackle the biggest alpine descents”
The impeccable combination of power, modulation and consistency introduced in the SRAM Guide brake series has made converts of some of the world’s best downhill racers. But there’s an increasing need for more power and more control, as the definition of “possible” continues to change. The all-new Code brake is purpose built for high performance, heavy-duty applications. Based on Guide architecture, Code’s fluid reservoir and pistons are bigger. The new Code is designed to deliver massive power, predictable modulation and incredible heat management for braking control on the longest descents and under the burliest loads.