Are SRAM brakes good?

Are SRAM brakes good?

SRAM brakes are known to have more feel and modulation, no matter which category of brake we’re talking about. Over the years SRAM has got much better at feeling sharp without losing their key feature of modulation. Each new model that comes out gets better and better and more and more consistent.

Can you use Shimano disc with SRAM brakes?

You can use Shimano rotors with SRAM brakes when: The current brake system is compatible with the diameter of the new rotor. If you’re switching to a larger rotor, you will need an adapter. If you’re running Shimano 203mm rotors, you may also need an extra washer for additional clearance.

How long do SRAM disc brakes last?

In Summary. If you are riding on resin disc brake pads, you can expect to get 500-700 miles before needing to change them, and if you are using metallic, sintered brake pads, 1,000-1,250 miles is the usual lifespan.

Why are SRAM brakes so bad?

SRAM brakes are very good, but it is all in the bleed. If they are not bled properly, they suck. That being said, the bleed process sucks for SRAM brakes. Very difficult to get a good bleed, but there are some tricks that work.

Can you mix Shimano and SRAM brakes?

Most importantly, YOU CANNOT mix Shimano and SRAM hydraulic brake parts. It’s more than a performance issue — it’s a safety issue. The SRAM rear derailleur (mech) will not work with a Shimano shifter as is; the cable pull and shift activation ratios are not the same between the two systems.

How thick are SRAM rotors?

SRAM rotors are usually 1.85mm thick to start with, although some of its 140mm rotors are 1.9mm, and they should be retired once they get down to 1.55mm. Different brands recommend different minimum thicknesses so check the details for the rotors you use. If you could slice ham with yours you’ve left it waaay too long!