Just in time for the upcoming WorldTour season, SRAM will be offering up a new way of slowing down. Surely thanks to the number of road bikes moving to direct mount instead of center mount (like those of Team Katusha Alpecin), SRAM has cooked up a DM brake of their own. Born from their S-Series, the new brake will play well with any SRAM mechanical road group whether it’s Apex or RED eTap.
Built with a similar design language to their previous rim brake calipers, the S-900 DM will clear 28mm tires and is designed to work with modern wide rims.
SRAM also calls out the fact that the synchronizer screw which helps center the brake is offset which they claim reduces the splay force (energy that flexes the fork or seatstay rather than squeezes the rim). Note that while this brake is front and rear compatible, it is not compatible with chainstay mounts – only seatstays in the rear.
Claimed weight is 326g for a caliper with a set of the included SwissStop Flash Pro brake pads. Sold individually, brake calipers will go for $125 and will be available in March 2018.