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SRAMCode RSC Disc Brake

$250.00

Item # SRM00BT

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Item # SRM00BT
Description

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

Tech Specs
Leveralloy
Lever Adjustabilityreach
Actuationhydraulic
Caliper4-piston
Caliper Adjustabilitycontact
Mount Type[caliper] post, [lever] standard or moto
FluidDOT 5.1
RotorCenterLine (not included)
Rotor Size160mm, 170mm, 180mm, 200, 220mm
Manufacturer Warranty2 years
Weight

Actual Weight

Black Ano, Front/Left
297g
10.48oz
Black Ano, Rear/Right
320g
11.29oz
Black/Rainbow, Front, 950mm
348g
12.28oz
Black/Rainbow, Rear, 2000mm
371g
13.09oz

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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1lb 15.6oz
443g

Actual weights are measured in-house by the Competitive Cyclist team.

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What do you think about this product?

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>Rating:

1) can I order front (left) and rear (right) brake as a set? 2) do these brakes come pre-bled? 3) are pads pre-installed? 3) can I order them to Russia?

Hi George, Usually you can order both the front and rear brake, although at this time (10/11/2021) we only have the front in stock. These brakes will come pre bled with pads, so unless you need to trim the hoses or route them through your frame, they'll arrive ready to ride. Regarding shipping to Russia, unfortunately none of the carrieres we use have a service that delivers to there. Feel free to shoot me an email at ibird@backcountry.com, call 1-888-276-7130, or hop on the live chat on our website to speak with one of our Gearheads if you have any other questions! Best, Ian Bird Competitive Cyclist Loyalty Gearhead ibird@backcountry.com 1-888-276-7130

>Rating:

I’m upgrading from shimano SLX brakes. Do these come with cables or can I use the existing shimano cables?

This brake does come with cable and housing so I would recommend switching it out!

>Rating: 5

Excellent

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer
Fit:
True to size

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.

>Rating:

Do these come pre-bled?

>Rating: 5

Excellent gravity brake

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Power is nothing without modulation. Sure, there may be slightly more powerful brakes out there...but can they modulate that braking force like the RSC's...I sincerely doubt it. They slow you down so surely and smoothly...you almost don't realize how steady they decelerate you. You won't be disappointed.

>Rating:

What type of pads do these brakes come with?

Hi Brandon, They ship with the Code Black/Steel Organic pads. Item # SRM00EX

>Rating: 5

Great disc brake

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

The stopping power and adjustability on the Code brakes are excellent. There are several different adjustments you can make to ensure you get the perfect fit for how you ride or what conditions you are riding in. Easily make you more confident because you know you can stop faster or apply the brakes when you need to. I’d suggest these brakes for any enduro or DH rig.

>Rating: 5

So good!

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

These Brakes are incredible. They provide gobs of power but with far more modulation than the competition.

>Rating: 5

Go fast(er) take (more) chances

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

As several of my coworkers have pointed out, these are the real deal. I've been riding Guides for the last 3 years, and decided to install Codes on my new bike after just one demo ride. They provide the same excellent modulation and lever-feel as Guides with increased stopping power. That means you can brake later going into corners and when approaching steep or technical terrain. So, get some Codes and enjoy all that new speed.

>Rating: 5

Guides on Steroids

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I didn't know what I was missing until I tried the Code brakes. While these are a decent bit heavier than Guides, they offer SO much stopping power, which is super helpful with today's long travel 29in bikes. The difference was immediately noticeable, and addicting. I swapped brakes on my other bike as I was able to unlock a whole new level of control, especially in steep terrain or when someone spokes you descending and you need to keep your composure as you slide to a halt.

>Rating: 5

Wow.

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Just wow. I have been a Guide RSC lover for the last 3-4 years, and I noticed that as my riding progressed and I was riding steeper terrain my hands were starting to cramp up a bit on longer descents. I decided I needed a brake with more power, so picked up a set of the Codes. I set them up, gave them a quick bleed (which is insanely easy) and took them out for the inaugural ride. I rode a trail I've ridden dozens of times before, and on the first descent, I hit the brakes where I normally did with my guides, and came to a dead stop before the corner. The power of these brakes is immense, but they dont have the same on/off feel that has plagued shimanos for years. Yes, they are bit heavy, but I am of the firm belief that brakes are not a place you should be looking to shave weight. Long story short, if you like riding bikes downhill at any speed other than slow, you should get these brakes.

>Rating: 5

Hulked-out Guides

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I'm a long-time fan of the adjustability and modulation of Sram's Guide brakes. I put these on my Pivot Mach 5.5 to see how they compare. For most rides they require a lighter touch and less effort at the levers. On the few rides I take that require hanging on for dear life, they really shine. the power just does not quit, and applies predictably down the hairiest of descents. Highly recommended.

>Rating: 5

Mind Blown

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

First off, let me say this. These are not Shimano brakes, and if you are someone that loves the Off/On Lightswitch feel of Shimano brakes, you should stick with those. For those who actually like braking modulation but might want a bit more power, consistency, and control. These are for you. I have almost a thousand miles on the new Code brakes now. Lots of trail days and about half a dozen resort days as well. Zero issues and super consistent. This was one of the parts that I swapped out on my Pivot Mach 5.5 when I built the bike and I couldn't have been happier. I felt like they were well worth the weight penalty over the SRAM guide brakes and far better than the XT M8000 brakes that came on the Pivot. I have the XT M785 on my single speed and they have been very reliable, but I do not care for the lack of modulation. The XT M8000 brakes have been terribly inconsistent, even the 4 piston model that just came out. I do not know what they changed but my brake engagement point would bounce around unpredictably on a run. Again, if you love Shimano brake feel then you should stick with Shimano. Crazy good modulation from the Code brakes, like mind-blowingly good modulation and loads of power. I thought these might be overkill for my trail bike but was totally wrong, they were perfect! I bled these toward the end of the season and the new bleed procedure for these brakes in insanely easy. Like Shimano easy. I am a huge fan and would happily equip these brakes on any bike with 130mm or more of travel.

First

It's refreshing to see an honest response to the m8000 inconsistency issue. This issue alone has me looking at a set of Codes. Thanks!

>Rating: 3

Good, but not the best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I have owned two SC Hightower LTs - one with Shimano XT and another with these brakes installed. After riding these for the last two months, I will surely be switching back to the XTs when the time is right. These brakes get the job done, and feel similar in quality to the old XTs for 95% of my riding but the last 5% is where I really miss my old brakes. If you already own these, keep them. If you are shopping for new brakes or wondering what to put on your next bike, I would recommend the XTs.

>Rating: 5

5 Star Review from BikeRadar

"Immaculate control makes this the new benchmark for hardcore, heavy or just seriously unhinged riders" https://www.bikeradar.com/us/mtb/gear/category/components/disc-brake-systems/product/sram-code-rsc-brake-review-51562/

>Rating: 5

Simply the best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I recently upgraded from the SRAM Guide RS Brake set and the Code RSC has yet to disappoint. The increased power and consistency in the modulation has already improved my race times. If you're looking for the best, this is your brake.

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