SRAM DB5 Disc Brake System

SRAM DB5 Disc Brake System 

DESCRIPTION

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.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jun 25, 2017]
Harris
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

They stop the bike.

Weakness:

Failed when hot. Dragging calipers due to failed lever/cylinder. Still waiting over a month for replacement from SRAM.

Know manufacturing defect causing master cylinder to seize when hot. Unacceptable having to wait over a month for replacement. Maybe I'll get my bike back in the next year or so.

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[May 28, 2017]
Jonnyshaman
Cross Country Rider

Strength:

Absolutely none

Weakness:

Everything!

Had to bin these pieces of s***e after 6 months, sticking pistons, master cylinder problems, have sram got any QA procedures at all. genuinely not fit for purpose!!

Similar Products Used:

Shimano xt, Hayes, Hope.

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[Apr 10, 2017]
CHUCK
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

zero

Weakness:

Sqeaked when new , they lock , piston sticks , these thing should be recalled

NORCO should recall and get money from sram , came on top self model torent

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[Dec 15, 2016]
cgcharlie
Weekend Warrior

Strength:

Really none!

Weakness:

Poor Quality.

Stock brakes 2016 Trek Stache 7. Fail when it gets hot. Fail when it's cooler. Seriously they felt awful when new, serviced 3 times then replaced after a complete failure. Same problem with the new set. Why would Trek spec such a poor brake. Don't waste your time get Shimano.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano, Hayes, Formula.

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[Aug 29, 2016]
alreedy alrighty
All Mountain Rider

Strength:

works fairly well when not jammed up and useless

Weakness:

Master cylinder jams

I had a pair of these on my 2015 Diamondback mission 2. They front brake worked for one season. The master cylinder locked up after I performed some unrelated maintenance and turned it right side up. I replaced with a different brand and had no problems since. A couple months later after driving an hour to a trail the rear brake was locked up and I couldn't ride. Same problem. The piston locked up. There is obvious issues with these brakes like I've had with no others, and I've tried many brands. I would have given 2 or 3 stars because they are decent when they work. But what good are they when they don't work when you want them to.

Similar Products Used:

Shimano, Magura, Hayes

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