Level TLM

All day performance for all.

We know good value. It comes with practicality. Durability. Sensible design. The Level TLM is that sweet spot — alloy lever blades, DirectLink™ actuation, DOT 5.1 fluid, and our new two-piston, two-piece caliper — all in a compact, lightweight package. This is the tried-and-true machinery, for all day, never quit performance.

  • A modern XC brake for the most demanding rides and races.
  • Pivot bearing offers crisp lever feel and a fatigue-free ride.
  • Approachable price for bikes and riders of all levels.
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USD: $170
Euro: €207
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Specs

Specifications for Level TLM

Weight356g (direct mount, 800mm hose,
Lever MaterialForged aluminum
Caliper Design2-piston caliper
FinishDark Grey
RotorCenterLine
PadSteel-backed organic
FluidDOT 5.1
AdjustmentTooled reach adjust
Technology Highlight(s)DirectLink™, Expandable Bladder, Timing Port Closure, Bleeding Edge™, Heat Shield
MaterialAluminum
Pad / HolderTop loading
Intended UseXC, Trail
SystemOpen system
Rotor Sizes140 (rear), 160, 170, 180, 200mm
Tri-Align Caliper Positioning SystemNo
Speed DialNo
Bend Zone™Yes
AmbidextrousYes
Stainless HardwareSteel
OtherRequires Bleeding Edge™ bleed adapter
Retail AvailabilityNovember 2015

Technology

Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge™ technology makes bleeding brakes quick and simple. An updated fluid path and bleed porting make it easier to push fluid through the caliper. A dedicated bleed adapter plugs into the bleed port and seals the system to minimize air contamination and fluid loss.

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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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DOT 5.1™

Heat is an enemy of any brake system, so advancements in heat management mean advancements in your ride. We found that in our systems DOT 5.1 takes almost three times longer to boil than DOT 4, thus allowing flawless, fade-free performance in even more extreme conditions.

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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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Heat Shield

The stainless steel heat shields breaks the thermal connection between the pad and caliper body, reducing caliper fluid temperature by about 20C even in the most extreme testing conditions.

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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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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 Level TLM

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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 Level TLM | mtb-mag.com | September 2016

“The Level TLM brakes fit well for all mountain usage. Power is well controlled as the Level TLM is very well modulated. We did not experience fatigue in our hands and the brakes stayed consistent in feel whenever they were called upon to perform. Weight is competitive and the overall product finish is discrete. SRAM clearly wanted a no-nonsense brake that completed their transition from their old lineups.”

by ALEX BOYCE, MTB-MAG.com, September 15, 2016