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DB5

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Calm, cool and collected. The SRAM DB5 is a no-nonsense champion for mountain bikers who want to ride bigger, steeper and harder, but who also want money left over to get there. DirectLink lever technology puts positive brake feel at your fingertips while the large-volume reservoir and proven two-piston design provide plenty of control when you need it.

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MSRP* (Hydraulic brakes do not come with rotors.)
USD: $102
Euro: €106
Euro MSRP includes VAT

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Specs

Specifications for DB5

Weight410g
Lever MaterialAluminum
Caliper Design2-piston caliper
FinishGloss Black, White
RotorCenterline
PadSteel-backed organic
FluidDOT 5.1
MountAmbidextrous
AdjustmentTooled Reach Adjust, Banjo Adjust
Special FeaturesTooled Reach Adjust, Piggyback Reservoir, MatchMaker™ X compatible
Technology Highlight(s)DIrectLink™, PURE™ Bladder, TPC™ Plus
MaterialAluminum
Pad / HolderTop-loading
Intended UseXC/TR
SystemOpen System
Rotor Sizes140 (rear), 160, 170, 180, 200mm
Tri-Align Caliper Positioning SystemNo
Tool-Free Pad ReplacementYes
Bend Zone™Yes
AmbidextrousYes
Stainless HardwareNo
Retail AvailabilityApril 2014

Technology

DirectLink™

SRAM’s DirectLink lever design produces a solid, positive feel the second you squeeze the lever to engage the brake It offers a no-nonsense solution to give you precise control.

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Expandable Bladder

SRAM’s new brake lever design includes a reshaped bladder that helps regulate and reduce air bubbles. The bladder is specifically shaped to evacuate air from the lever and push the fluid exactly where it’s needed. The result is improved back-pressure relief, which produces dependable braking power and consistency.

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MatchMaker and MMX Compatible

Save weight and clutter on the bar with Matchmaker. It holds Avid levers, SRAM® triggers, and various RockShox® controls, all with one tidy, light, clamp--a dream come true for handlebar component footprint conservationists the world over. Available in two versions: Matchmaker™ X integrates the RockShox®XLoc and is compatible with XX and X0 brakes. Standard Matchmaker™is also available and works with any split-clamp design and RockShox® PushLoc.

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PiggyBack™ Reservoir

The brake fluid reservoir on SRAM’s latest lever design is optimized for both performance and ease of use. The PiggyBack Reservoir offers a simple, failsafe way to manage brake fluid, and also allows for ambidextrous lever placement—so you can switch your levers on the handlebar and run them moto without hassle.

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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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Timing Port Closure

A hydraulic brake’s timing port is the connection between the reservoir and the master cylinder bore. When the lever is squeezed, a cup seal passes this area and closes the port, which pressurizes the system. SRAM’s new timing port closure system features durable seals and an ultra-smooth cylinder bore finish, producing dependable braking power and consistency.

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Service

Documents Available for DB5

See more documents available for SRAM MTB products.


SRAM Warranty (2.19 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 June 16, 2015

Reviews

Industry Reviews

Reviews
SRAM DB5 Hydraulic Disc Brakes | Mountain Bike Action - Product Test

"You’d be hard-pressed to find a brake that offers the same features, performance and ease of setup as the SRAM DB5 brakes..."

by Mountain Bike Action, mbaction.com, July 22, 2015