OCT20 Coupon—Save 20% on One Full Priced Item (Exclusions Apply) »
Sale $117.99 $149.00 21% off

Item # SRM001Q

Select options
  • Select options
  • Gloss Black, Front/Left ($117.99)
  • Gloss Black, Rear/Right ($117.99)
  • 100% Guaranteed Returns
  • Free Shipping on orders over $50

Item # SRM001Q

Braking power.

SRAM has upped the ante with its braking platform redesign and the new Guide RS Disc Brake. Using SRAM's SwingLink lever design and a new cup-seal timing port closure system, this brake system minimizes "dead spots" in lever travel. This means the brakes respond immediately when you pull the lever to get the pads moving toward the rotor.

The Guide RS lever is paired with a 4-piston, dual 14 and 16mm diameter caliper for a big dose of stopping power. This caliper also comes with SRAM's forged aluminum, steel-backed organic pads, which have long-term durability and are easy to remove when they need to be replaced.

The SRAM Guide RS Disc Brake is available as a Front/left or Rear/right lever and caliper configuration, with the compatible Centerline Rotor sold separately. Additionally, the lever assembly is Matchmaker-compatible, which lets you run various controls off just one lever clamp.

  • Recommended for mountain bikes
  • Post-mount
  • Hydraulic actuation
  • Centerline rotors sold separately

Tech Specs

Lever Adjustability:
reach (tool-free)
4-piston (dual diameter)
Caliper Adjustability:
adjustable banjo
Mount Type:
DOT 5.1
not included
Claimed Weight:
385 g
Recommended Use:
cross-country, trail, all-mountain, freeride
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years

Reviews & Community


Write a review

    Add a:
  • Photos
  • Videos

No file chosen

Rather attach a photo from your computer?


Only jpg, jpeg, png, gif or bmp files please.

Submit ReviewCancel


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've been riding these brakes for a few months and couldn't be more impressed. Everything from cross country to some serious downhill and they are perfect. All the power you could ever want and the control to use it all. Shimano could learn a few things about modulation from these brakes.

Power for a good price

    A solid upgrade over the Guide R with much better lever feel, but lacks the contact adjustment of the RSC. Great balance between budget and performance.

    SRAM does it again

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    These brakes are the bees knees!!! Ride them on dh tracks, enduro races and trail rides and never a problem. Love My guides!

    bang, bang, bang

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    solid choice for the $$$. consistent pull through the range unlike other's i've ridden. easy to work on. solid choice

    Great Power, Total Redemption

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I was traumatized by some bad experiences with Sram/avid brakes 5-6 years ago and didn't touch them for years. I finally made the leap back since this 4 piston design looked promising and they have been out for a couple years with solid reviews. Glad I didn't wait any longer, they are awesome. I don't plan on going back to a 2 piston brake any time soon. Compared to the 2 piston brakes I've been riding the last few years these have far more power AND modulation. I can't really comment on longevity, but I've gotten a few hundred miles of hard riding so far without having to mess with them. Even if I have to bleed them a couple times per season... that's fine my me for the extra performance, and as long as you have the Sram bleed kit it's stupid easy to do anyway.

    Update, been loving these brakes all summer. I now have them on my trail bike and DH bike, impressed how powerful they are, it's nice to have the same brakes on both bikes since I switch between the two so frequently. They've taken a beating on the DH bike as well, and are still working great. Been using the set on my trail bike since May and haven't bled them once, riding 2-4 days a week. Not the end-all brake since the competition is still pretty solid, but these are rad I'm happy with my purchase(s).


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I recently upgraded to these brakes from Shimano SLX brakes, and have been beyond impressed with how well these work. The feel of the lever is excellent, with great modulation, no initial hard hit, and it is a very consistent and smooth pull. As far as at the other end, the 4 piston set up is awesome. Excellent power, bigger pads for more contact, but not quite as big as the Shimano saint, so a little more user friendly, and Sram has finally made a QUIET brake, which is what I am most sold on. The bleed process seems to be a bit less irritating than with their older brakes, seems like there is less to go wrong. Out of the box, after cutting the lines for fitment, I still had great lever feel, and only bled them to make sure there was no air bubbles lingering in there. I highly suggest these to anyone looking for great power, easy use, and great prices.

    Feel free to contact me if you have any questions - jehall@backcoutnry.com or Office: 801-736-6396 ext. 4695


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I chose the SRAM Guide disk brakes to put on my Santa Cruz 5010. Top notch adjustability to dial in your levers for the ride you’re doing. Tighten it up for an aggressive downhill or loosen up for a more mellow flow. Give me a call if you want to talk shop.

    Vast Improvement Over Past Avids

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    So far, so good. These are a vast improvement over the XO Trails that we loved so much.
    Little to no fade on long descents, great lever action, and much less of the angry turkeys than before.
    Agree with the reviews that mention giving these a good bleed before the first use. Definitely worth it.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have ridden these the past two seasons and have nothing but praise. I like the modulation of the Guide's better than their competition; yielding great feel and power throughout the stroke of the lever. They are a bit of a pain to center the caliper over the rotor with no rub right out of the box as the pads are relatively long horizontally and the system seems a bit overfilled with fluid from the factory, but a few rides in with a little pad wear they are good to go. I have bled them once per season with ease and nowhere near the nightmares from brake models past. Lots of power, consistent throughout long descents--overall a solid choice if you prefer "less grabby"at the lever.

    Great brakes, after bleeding

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I upgraded my sb75 brakes from the stock Avid Elixir 7's. I was looking for more consistent braking during long Colorado descents. Performance of these brakes are phenomenal, once bled properly. Great modulation, never grabby. And the rotors are dead quiet. I'd give these 5 stars if it wasn't for the amount of air I had to bleed. The new bladder system works great, but cant compensate for too much air. SRAM factory bleeds have never been great, these are no exception. Wish I had sprung for the RSCs...

    Great brakes, after bleeding


    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    On the trail, these brakes are a game changer. There is more stopping power than any other brakes I've tried, but none of the inconsistent locking up feel associated with Shimano Servo Wave Brakes such as XTR trail and XT. I do love Shimano brakes so please keep this in mind, I've always had trouble controlling the braking power on Shimano and unintentional locking up on the wheel. The Sram guide brakes simple work and they are incredibly consistent in there breaking power throughout the stroke.

    If you have any questions regarding these brakes or any other brakes, please call 1-888-676-8853 ex4646