SRAM Launches the Guide Ultimate Brakes Mar 31, 2015


SRAM has been making moves in their Guide brake lineup and have just introduced a new tier. As the pinnacle in SRAM’s brake technology, the Guide Ultimate has a completely new, 4-piston S4 caliper, SwingLink lever cam, and carbon lever blade, resulting in a 360-gram system. If you end up having to bleed the brakes, that task is easier with the Bleeding Edge system.

I’ve been riding the Guide RSC on my Black Cat hardtail for a few weeks and absolutely love them. More on that to come. For now, see more specs on the Guide Ultimate at SRAM and holler at your local dealer for pricing. The Guide Ultimate launches in May.

  • Andrew Mc

    John, I’m looking forward to your post on the Black Cat. I’ve had mine for over six years and it is still my go-to bike.

  • Will Black

    I have a set of the Guide RSC’s on my single speed, SRAM got it right with these brakes.

  • Zach Roeder

    I’m so stoked to see SRAM improving their brake lineup.

  • Love my RSC’s and can’t wait to snag these for my new build.

  • Horatio Burton

    Nice that SRAM is offering Centerlock rotors, and they are slightly lighter than Shimanos own XTR…