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SRAMLevel TL Disc Brake


Item # SRM00EW

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Item # SRM00EW

Level TL Disc Brake

The only thing better than a strong and well-modulating brake is one that doesn't break the bank and that's exactly what you get with the Level TL Disc Brake from SRAM. While SRAM's hydraulic disc brakes have had somewhat of a checkered past, with the addition of the Guide and Level lines, the performance and reliability have grown by leaps and bounds and while we had reservations about equipping our bikes with them before, we wouldn't hesitate running them now. Welcome to the Level TL shares some technology with the all-mountain and enduro-going Guide brakes but in a more low-weight platform designed for XC use.

Compared to the Guides, the Levels shave weight by omitting two of the pistons bringing the number from four to two and replacing the tool-free reach adjust with a design that saves weight but does require tool intervention. The TL also makes cost concessions by using a two-part body instead of a one-piece design. The difference in performance is, however, that feature is expected on the higher-tier models. Other cost-saving features include the use of good old alloy and steel versus more exotic materials like carbon and titanium. Again, these features are academic in use and only add a few grams over the spendier versions.

Compared to the ill-fated Avid Elixir, Levels aren't nearly as finicky to bleed. Gone are the days of a spongy lever just because you hung your bike vertical on a bike hook, often right after a bleed. Additionally, a new expandable bladder design reduces air contamination by expunging air from the lever and reserving the lines for fluid only. The Level TL uses SRAM's tried and true DOT 5.1 hydraulic fluid. SRAM claims that the latest generation of DOT resists boiling over three times longer than its predecessor, DOT 4, and frankly if its good enough for use in our cars and motos, its good enough for our bikes.

The Level's ability to eliminate air contamination, its revised bladder shape, and DOT fluid all contribute in making this XC-rated brake strong enough to venture into the all-mountain realm and the inclusion of SRAM's new timing port closure design also helps ensure that the levers' power comes on smooth, and with a one-finger operation. The levers are also MatchMaker and MMX compatible, and the PiggyBack Reservoirs let you run the brakes moto-style if you'd like.

  • SRAM Level braking performance at a more attractive price
  • Uses a two-piston caliper to save weight over Guides
  • Direct Link lever design for ergonomic braking control
  • Piggyback reservoir allows for ambidextrous lever placement
  • Expandable bladder better rids air when bled
  • MatchMaker/MMX compatible for a cleaner cockpit
  • Comes with steel-backed organic pads
  • SRAM CenterLine Rotors are not included

Tech Specs
Leverforged aluminum
Lever Adjustabilityreach
Mount TypePost
FluidDOT 5.1
Recommended Usecross-country
Manufacturer Warranty2 years

Actual Weight

Black, Front, Left

Claimed Weight

Claimed weights are provided by the vendor.

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[direct mount, 800mm hose, 160mm CL rotor] 13.1oz

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What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 2


I've put it through the wringer

These brakes came stock on my Specialized Chisel. They are difficult to line up and they squeal in dry conditions and even louder in wet conditions. They also have very limited range so they lock up easily. I’ve had several scary moments when the rear tire nearly washed out on my while coming in hot on a sharp turn. The pad life is poor and I can’t wait to upgrade. I think the cheepo Deore that is on my wife’s Scott Contessa offer better performance. I’m sure Sram’s higher end brakes are solid performers but I can’t wait to buy some SLX or XT 4 piston brakes.

>Rating: 5

No Complaints, they stop the bike

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
5` 8"
155 lbs

These came stock on my Spesh Epic hardtail which I race XC on. I did destroy a lever in a wreck but that happens. Otherwise these brakes have been just fine, I currently only own Sram hydraulic disc bikes (Shimano Rim brakes). No bleeds needed in 1500miles of use, just replace pads when needed and keep on keeping on.

>Rating: 1

Not a fan

I've put it through the wringer
True to size
6` 1"
175 lbs

These came stock on my new Fuji Tahoe 1.5. Stopping power is not effective whatsoever and needed replacement within a month. DISCLOSURE: I do ride my bikes hard, therefore certain parts may need premature replacement. However, my Shimano brakes that I ran for years never got to this point.

>Rating: 1

The worst brakes I have *ever* used

I've put it through the wringer

Have ridden for >10 years and used Madura, Avid, Shimano brakes. My old bike was set up with Shimano XT brakes which I love for their modulation, raw power and absolute lack of brake fade. In comparison, these SRAM brakes came stock on my new epic EVO and I could not believe how absolutely horrendous they are. Hitting the brakes feels like gently asking the bike to slow down, their stopping power is pathetic and brake fade is abysmally bad. Honestly I have no clue how anyone could make such horrid brakes. Do not buy these after market. If your bike came stock with these, upgrade. All in all, these brakes are plain and simple aweful.

+1 I have the Epic Evo too and am looking to replace them

+1 Definitely weak af brakes. These came on Santa Cruz Blur and I replaced them asap.