DB1 Hydraulic Brakes

Great value. Zero compromises.

The only thing entry-level about the DB1 is its price tag. With a robust design and a crisp, precise feel—thanks to its Power Reserve Geometry and increased negative volume—the DB1 punches above its weight. This brake also features a streamlined Flip-Flop lever design with a low-profile, single-bolt clamp for convenience. When it comes to better braking performance, the smart money is on DB1.

Weight425 g
Lever MaterialAluminum
Caliper Design2 Piston, Cast 2-piece Aluminum
FinishBlack
RotorG2 Cleansweep 160/180/200mm
PadOrganic, Top Loading
FluidDOT 4
MountAmbidextrous
AdjustmentReach Adjust
Bend Zone™

We know that crashes happen, and that’s why we created Bend Zone. During a powerful hit—one that would break a normal lever—Bend Zone allows the lever to flex, saving the lever body from massive carnage. Not only will you be able to ride out of the woods without resorting to Flintstone-style braking, you won’t even have to get a new lever body.

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Power Reserve Geometry

At the end of the day, a brake lever simply multiples the force your hand generates (just like the nut cracker). Avid’s Power Reserve Geometry™represents a way of thinking about the physics of leverage and your hand’s comfort. This philosophy is fundamentally different than others in the business of brakes. Due to pivot placement, physics dictates that with other brake levers your fingers tend to slip off the ends as you pull. Avid is different. We designed our levers with the pivot closer to the handlebar, in fact, closer than anyone else in the industry. The resulting lever movement has less inward travel, an arc that’s closer to your fingers’ natural motion and delivers more force to the brake. The cool part is, every Avid lever has it.

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Reach Adjust

Brake lever fit and feel is a personal thing. Riders have individual positioning preferences, as well as unique hand sizes and finger lengths. Reach Adjust makes it easy to adjust your lever for maximum one-finger control for everyone.

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TaperBore Technology™

The term “TaperBore” refers to a unique patent-pending closure system in our Elixir and Code levers. It saves weight, looks super-sleek, improves lever feedback and most importantly–gives you more power and control.

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MSRP (Hydraulic brakes do not come with rotors.)
USD: $59
Euro: €52
Euro MSRP includes VAT

This product is installed on bicycles as original equipment only, it is not sold separately. See your dealer for details.

SRAM Warranty (2.3 MB, PDF)

EN, DE, ES, FR, IT, NL, PT, JA, ZH, PL, DA, CS, EL, RO, FI, SV, GA, BG, MT, SK, SL, HU, ET, LV, LT, KO, RU
28 Pages Updated September 17, 2013