SRAM has finally released a direct-mount brake

S-900 brake spells end for mismatched builds

This article first appeared on BikeRadar

Fans of matchy-matchy bikes will rejoice at the news that SRAM has finally released a direct-mount brake — the memorably named S-900.

The brake differs little visually from SRAM’s standard road calipers save for the loss of the rearmost stiffening plate and the mounting bolt.

The new S-900 brake has clearances for 28mm tyres, though looking at the images in the press release, we suspect you’ll be able to fit in something a little chunkier. The claimed weight is 326g per pair.

It has been a common sight to see SRAM sponsored teams building bikes with Shimano Dura-Ace direct-mount calipers over the last few as the new standard has gained traction; a practice that we’ve no doubt SRAM will be happy to see the back of. Katusha-Alpecin will be the first team to use the S-900 brake.

Expected to ship to the public in March, the SRAM S-900 brakes will retail at $125 / €130 / £116 each.

We’re big fans of direct mount brakes — they offer notably better power compared to a traditionally mounted brake, all while dropping some weight — and it’s great to see more options popping up on the market.

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