Sram Guide Series Brakes

The newest iteration of the Sram Guide brakes is the most versatile brake that Sram offers, and it can be seen on any bike from a World Cup Downhill race bike all the way to a single-speed cross country bike. The Guide brakes balance power and lever modulation, giving the rider a strong and consistent lever feel and more confidence braking late into corners on the trail. Here we are going to discuss the new Guide S4 caliper and highlight the different models of Guide brakes: the Guide Ultimate, RSC, RS, and R.

All of the latest Guide models are matched with the new S4 four-piston caliper. The Guide brakes have always been paired with a four-piston caliper, but the S4 caliper features the new Bleed Edge Technology. This optimizes redesigned oil pathways, making bleeding brakes simple and easy.  Bleed Edge Technology uses a dedicated bleed adapter, along with an updated bleed port. These are designed to reduce air contamination and oil loss while bleeding the Guide brakes.

Guide Ultimate

The Guide Ultimate uses the latest and greatest technology from Sram. The Guide Ultimate is designed to be lightweight and powerful, with a carbon lever blade and S4 four-piston caliper. The new S4 caliper uses a redesigned seal, aluminum piston interface, and Bleed Edge technology -- all of which make this brake easier to set up and maintain.

SRAM Guide Ultimate Brakes - Worldwide Cyclery

Specifications

Weight                          360 grams

Lever Material              Carbon

Adjustments                 Tool-free Contact Point Adjust, Tool-free Reach Adjust

Color and Finish           Arctic Grey Ano, Black Ano

Brake Pads                   Steel-backed Organic

Brake Fluid                   DOT 5.1

Compatible Rotors       Centerline, Centerline X

Rotor Sizes                   140, 160, 170, 180, 200mm

Special Features           Titanium Hardware, Matchmaker X Compatible


Guide RSC

The Guide RSC brake is loaded with performance, giving you great brake power and confidence on steep trails. The RSC model uses the same SwitchLink lever technology seen on all models, pivoting around a sealed ball bearing that gives a smooth lever feel to the rider. The tool-free contact adjust and lever reach adjust make setting up the Guide RSC brake to your liking much easier.

Sram Guide RSC Brakes - Worldwide Cyclery

Specifications

Weight                         381 grams

Lever Material             Aluminum

Adjustments                Contact Point Adjust, Tool-free Reach Adjust, Banjo Adjust

Color and Finish          Polished Silver Ano, Black Ano

Brake Pads                 Steel-backed Organic

Brake Fluid                  DOT 5.1

Compatible Rotor        Centerline

Rotor Sizes                 140, 160, 170, 180, 200mm

Special Features         Matchmaker X Compatible


Guide RS

The Guide RS provides the same braking authority as the other models found at a lower price point. The SwitchLink lever blade on the RS model now floats on a hard bushing. The Guide RS brakes are a perfect addition to your Sram drivetrain.

Sram Guide RS Brakes - Worldwide Cyclery

Specifications

Weight                          385 grams

Lever Material              Aluminum

Adjustments                 Tool-free Reach Adjust, Banjo Adjust

Color and Finish           Black

Brake Pads                   Steel-backed Organic

Brake Fluid                   DOT 5.1

Compatible Rotor         Centerline

Rotor Sizes                   140, 160, 170, 180, 200mm

Special Features           Matchmaker X Compatible


Guide R

The Guide R brake features the same S4 four-piston caliper seen on all other Guide models fitted in a more price point friendly package. Without much sacrifice, you too can have the same crisp and clean performance that the Guide brakes are known for at cheaper price!

SRAM Guide R Brakes - Worldwide Cyclery

Specifications

Weight                          390 grams

Lever Material              Aluminum

Adjustments                Tool-free Reach Adjust, Banjo Adjust

Color and Finish          Black

Brake Pads                  Steel-backed Organic

Brake Fluid                  DOT 5.1

Compatible Rotor        Centerline

Rotor Sizes                  140, 160, 170, 180, 200mm

Special Features          Matchmaker X Compatible


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Written by Max Morgan
@mxmorgan77