There is a new version of the SRAM Guide brakes launched today, the Guide T's, making the power of four-pot brakes available at a cheaper price.
Along with the cheaper price of £104 (RRP) per end, the new split clamp Guide T brake can be paired with MatchMaker™ for a clean looking bar set-up, plus they use SRAM's Bleeding Edge™ drip-free bleed port, which in our experience makes bleeding our own Guide brakes a doddle. They also incorporate SRAM's Heat Shield technology, a stainless steel heat shield, breaking the thermal connection between the pad and caliper body, reducing caliper fluid temperature by about 20C even in the most extreme conditions.
The brakes each weigh a claimed 280g with an 800mm hose and will be available just in black. There is no bite adjust on these budget brakes and we expect that the reach has to be adjusted via a tool and removal of the brake from the bars as it does on the Level T brakes. For reference, single piston SRAM Level T's cost RRP of £79 whilst these new Guide T's are £104. The Guide T's price also comes in lower than cheapest Shimano alternative, the Zee's at £130, although admittedly there are some spec differences there.
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