Item # SRM00E0
SRAM Code RSC Disc Brake Set with Centerline Rotors - Bike Build $606.00
Unwavering brakes for the gravity crowd.
SRAM's Code RSC Disc Brakes are the favorites of the gravity crowd, making a regular appearance on everything from enduro race bikes to dual-crown downhill rigs. And for good reason, considering they're one of the premiere brakes on the market for those riding at ridiculous speeds with their unmatched stopping power and exceptional levels of modulation. That's why we've bundled a brake package together with everything you need to slow down in a hurry in the SRAM Code RSC Disc Brake Set with Centerline Rotors. Choose 180-millimeter rotors at front and back or add a 200-millimeter front rotor to the mix for violent levels of stopping power, as demanded by downhill racers and gravity riders alike.
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 brakes such a hit for discerning trail riders seeking the best in stopping power and modulation. The result is the brand's superlative gravity brake, and it sheds a cool 100 grams of claimed weight from its predecessor without sacrificing any 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 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.
The key to the new Code model lies between the lever and piston, where a cam alters the amount of force as the lever is pulled deeper and the calipers engage the rotor. The result is that, when you first touch the lever, the caliper jumps to the rotor; however, after biting, the cam modulates the force being applied, helping to prevent lock-ups and, well, enabling the kind of modulation we need on loamy courses or while lightly scrubbing speed.
The Code also features the same heat-dissipating technology that's general across SRAM's brake line—most notably the stainless steel Heat Shields and the improved heat management of SRAM's DOT 5.1 hydraulic fluid. SRAM claims the latest generation of DOT resists boiling for three times longer than its DOT 4 predecessor and the Heat Shield inserts serve as a firewall to separate the brake pads from the calipers so that less heat makes it into the fluid system.
As with its less robust stablemates, the Code's bleeding, bladder shape, and heat management all contribute to maintaining consistent bite and lever feel, and the sealed bearings and SRAM's new timing port closure design ensure that the levers themselves maintain the smooth, one-finger operation we've come to expect from SRAM's newest generation of stopping systems. The levers are MatchMaker compatible, and the PiggyBack Reservoirs let you run the brakes moto if that's your jam.
And because we've bundled this complete brake set with SRAM Centerline Rotors, we'd be missing the ball to not mention their 12-spoke design that reduces warping and distortion when you're pushing your brakes to the absolute limit on scorching descents over thousands of vertical feet. SRAM has also softened the edges of these rotors, as to comply with cycling's governing body and reduce the chance of slicing open your leg in the event of a crash.
- SRAM's premiere disc brakes for gravity-focused riding
- Complete Code RSC disc brake set with Centerline Rotors
- Choose between 180/180 or 200/180mm rotors at front/rear
- Lighter and more powerful than previous generations
- Expanded reservoir maintains consistent brake feel
- Larger pistons provide incredible stopping force
- Heat Shields reduce fade on prolonged descents
- Bleed port for easier maintenance at home