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Code RSC Disc Brake

5 out of 5 stars
3 Reviews
Current price: $157.27 - $195.62 Original price: $264.00
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Why We Like The Code RSC Disc Brake

On gravity runs, braking is usually the last thing on our minds. Usually. Sometimes—think managing speed on loose sections or approaching big lines with a touch of discretion—it's the first thing on our minds. In those situations, everyone from recreational riders to the professional circuit have long relied on SRAM's Code brakes. With the new Code RSC Disc Brake, SRAM updates the old favorite with cleaner lines and some of the technology that made the brand's Guide and Level brakes such a hit for riders across single crown disciplines. The result is the brand's superlative gravity brake, and it sheds a cool 100g of claimed weight from its predecessor without losing any of the power.

Compared to those Guide brakes, the Code's pistons are larger (15 and 16mm vs the Guide's 14 and 16mm) and it features 30% more volume in the reservoir. The result is more stopping power that stays honest for longer during heavy use—SRAM even goes so far as to credit the new Code with 15% more power than the older model. If you're used to more trail-oriented brakes, the increased stopping power is alarming at first, but it's impossible to argue against it when it's still on-point long after other brakes would have begun to fade.


  • A hydraulic disc brake for gravity runs
  • Cam mechanism bites fast but modulates after engaging
  • Larger pistons increase stopping power
  • Expanded reservoir maintains consistent braking
  • Heat management features reduce fade
  • Easy bleed operation makes for simple maintenance
  • Adjustable bite and reach tailor to your tastes
  • Encourages reduced cockpit clutter by integrating with MatchMaker components
  • Item #SRM00BT
Lever Adjustability
Caliper Adjustability
Mount Type
[caliper] post, [lever] standard or moto
DOT 5.1
CenterLine (not included)
Rotor Size
160mm, 170mm, 180mm, 200, 220mm
Claimed Weight
1lb 15.6oz (443g)
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

5 based on 3 ratings

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5 out of 5 stars

January 2, 2023

If you’re going to go SRAM, go Code RSC.

I've put it through the wringer
5' 11"

I used to love my Shimano XT 2 piston brakes. The bite was fierce. Except a lot of times I’d slide off the trail. Those tires would lock up like a mofo. I used to think that was the indicator of a great brake. (I’ve never owned 4 piston Shimano brakes but from one I read it’s similar). Then I bought a bike that came stock with Code RSC’s. Gone was the fierce bite. I was bummed. I wondered how these things would ever stop me. I didn’t know what modulation was. The I started riding some good downhill and realized how good these brakes were. Code RSC’s deliver confident power, just over a longer linear curve. My old Shimano’s delivered power all at once, or more progressively. Zero to hero in .04 seconds. RSC’s take a little longer to find alol if it’s power. But, ever since I’ve had the Codes, I’ve never locked up the tires and slid off the trail. Never. It’s easy to get to the power zone but hard to lock up the tires. I’ve found that to be a great thing. It feels like my finger tip has complete control over how much or how little bite I want. If and when you do finally do lock up, it’s anxiety inducing and you realize how grateful you are that it takes a lot of effort to lock them up. I really like the linear modulated power of Code RSC’s. The R’s and RS’s don’t have the same power. The levers aren’t bearing actuated and don’t have a smooth feel. Shimano wins in having a greater assortment of good brakes. SRAM has one great brake in its lineup and that’s the RSC’s.

executive e
5 out of 5 stars

November 24, 2022

Best Brakes in the SRAM lineup

I've put it through the wringer

SRAM brakes are an acquired taste. I feel that the bite point of the CODE RSC is the most consistent. The Guide and Level are borderline unusable in my opinion. The Code R is good, but but great. The RSC performs exactly how you would want and expect.

Matt M

Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com

5 out of 5 stars

May 18, 2021


I've put it through the wringer

Whenever I see comments about how "SRAM brakes suck" I can't help but to think these people have either never used them or set them up wrong. Maybe the lower end models but all cheap brakes kinda suck. The Code RSC's came on my Scott Genius and they have always works flawlessly. I can feel every bit of modulation against the rotor and always feel in control. I won't be deviating from Codes anytime soon.

Brandon S