SRAM’s new Level brakes bring technology from the brand’s Guide platform into a lighter, single-piston design. The new brake is intended for cross-country or mellow trail use. This new line of stoppers will become available between now and June.

Lever Design

Based on Guide, the actual lever is more compact and shaves some weight. Internally, it sports the same timing port closure mechanism, same seals, and same expandable bladder reservoir. For weight savings and simplicity, every version of the new brake requires a tool for reach adjustment.

Caliper Design

The Level caliper includes the same stainless steel heat shield employed on the Guides. SRAM built the Level calipers with only two pistons as opposed to Guide’s four with the intention of keeping weight low. Higher-end Level models feature a one-piece caliper, while the rest are two piece.

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ultimate

Level Ultimate

Replaces SRAM XX
– Carbon lever blade
– Lever pivot bearings
– Ti hardware
– Alloy backed pads
– “Bleeding Edge” bleed port
– MatchMaker mount
– Claimed weight: 318g (direct mount, 800mm hose, 160mm CLX rotor, Ti hardware)
– Price: $297

 
TLM

Level TLM

Replaces SRAM X0
– Alloy lever blade
– Lever pivot bearings
– Ti hardware
– Alloy backed pads
– “Bleeding Edge” bleed port
– MatchMaker mount
– Weight: 356g (direct mount, 800mm hose, 160mm CL rotor)
– Price: $190

 
TL

Level TL

Replaces SRAM DB5
– Two-piece caliper
– Alloy lever blade
– MatchMaker mount
– Weight: 370g (direct mount, 800mm hose, 160mm CL rotor)
– Price: $102

 
LeverT

Level T

Replaces Avid DB3
– Two-bolt clamp
– Weight: 410g (direct mount, 800mm hose, 160mm CL rotor)
– Price: $82

 
Lever

Level

Replaces Avid DB1
– Pinch clamp
– Weight: 430g (direct mount, 800mm hose, 160mm G2 rotor)
– Price: $63