SRAM 9.0™ Brake Lever

DESCRIPTION

  • Infinite adjust leverage: user adjustable for "fine tuned" feel and power
  • Multi-compatible clamp design: fits with twisters and triggers
  • Control Cam™ lever: increasing power through stroke
  • Grilon® composite construction: ultra low weight, ultra-strong and impact resistant
  • Detailed specifications: compatible with linear pull brakes, I-Glide® bushings - ultra-low friction, aluminum detenting barrel adjuster, stainless hardware

  • USER REVIEWS

    Showing 1-10 of 19  
    [Apr 30, 2014]
    kieran.g

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light, strong, comfortable, awesome

    Weakness:

    none

    i got these levers about 8 months ago on a very used azonic DS1 and since then i not found any problems with them all im going to say is if i was to upgrade to hydro brakes would it be a mistake ? proberly yes i rate these 10 out of 10

    [Jun 17, 2003]
    Loehr Young
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Light weight, great feel, easy to modulate with just one finger (for my hands anyway), look way cool!

    Weakness:

    None for me, I love'm.

    I actually have 3 mountain bikes that all have these levers on them. I have been riding one set since about 99' and have had not one single problem. They do flex like the other guys are saying but to me it makes them easier to modulate. I have them on one bike with XT V brakes, one with Avid mag, and my new one has the 9.0 brakes to match and all work great.

    Similar Products Used:

    XTR, XT, Avid.

    [Jun 06, 2003]
    nick guiod
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Strength:

    look good

    Weakness:

    flexy as sh*t.

    I got them at cost.

    They flex, i ride skatepark/trials and they flex too much. get these if you only ride xc.

    Similar Products Used:

    none

    [Sep 06, 2003]
    weather expert
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    GREAT feel. smooth. infinitely adjustable. gripshift compatible. dig the looks.

    Weakness:

    no complaints.

    the reason for me to buy these levers is simple enough--they are essentially the only levers that work well with twist shifters. other brake levers are a tad short for twist shifters. you can still use two fingers to stop, but not all of us like holding onto the twisting shifters when we brake. these sram levers are just long enough to give you the option to brake without your hands on shifters.

    these are excellent levers. unlike avids, these sram levers give a smoothed out, modulated feel. the blades are very comfortable to grab and my fingers have never once slipped. the levers are also infinitely adjustable--even though i didn't use it much, it is possibly a great feature for others.

    the levers use small gauge hex bolts to affix to handlebars. at first it feels strange but i suppose it's to avoid overtorquing the bolts (remember the lever body is grilon).

    Similar Products Used:

    avid (good), xt (nothing special), lx (P.O.S.), stx-rc (actually better than lx), alivio (good value).

    [Nov 17, 2006]
    Michael
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Work with all types of brake setups, lightweight, durable and just stop whatever ride mounted on great!

    Weakness:

    Can't really find any, had my two sets for a while now. Since 1998?

    Only broke one of these levers in the past 6-8 years I have been using them. Took a 9-12 foot steep (drop-off/descent section) sideways and sliding at a race in PA a few years ago during a rain storm. Landed on the left side and slammed down, got up a few minutes later when I could breathe normally and finished the race. The lever cracked about a week later.
    Asked SRAM about buying a set of levers at the next national and they gave me a replacement set in exchange for my damaged set. Great levers, great customer service.

    Similar Products Used:

    Avid, Shimano, kool stop, etc.

    [Oct 23, 2001]
    Aaron
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Very strong braking, Exceptional Modulation, Lightweight, Multiple wipe-outs with no signs of damage or even wear and tear to date. Oh yeah, don't they look cool?!?!?!

    Weakness:

    You get to listen to people say "So... how do like those Plastic Levers? ha ha ha..." again, and again, and again, and again.....and again.

    If you enjoy stopping power, modulation, weight, and a price that beats XTR everytime, you just may like these. If not, and you will ride nothing but shimano, ever, you should probably just save yourself some money another way and stop riding.

    Similar Products Used:

    all types of brake levers from: Shimano, Avid, Pro-Max, and Paul

    [Dec 16, 2001]
    Jeff
    Cross Country Rider

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Extremely light and strong

    Weakness:

    composite material makes them seam bulky

    These levers are great for the price, they even forced me to put a break booster on my rear swingarm as I was flexing the frame. I can't see the need for anymore stopping power than these levers can provide.

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano and Avid

    [Jan 22, 2004]
    carlos
    Racer

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    light, cheap,very confortable,easy adjustments,looks great with xo shifters, powerfull.

    Weakness:

    flexy

    well, im used to ride xtr levers for the past seven years and i tought they were great levers.... the minute i mounted the sram 9.0 i forgot about xtr. my brakes are much more powerfull than avid mechanical disks now. i was really shocked by the difference in brake power from the xtr levers. just one finger is all i need now.

    Similar Products Used:

    xtr,xt,lx

    [Jan 22, 2004]
    spanky75
    Weekend Warrior

    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    5
    Strength:

    Stiff, great look, smooth,. Great price compare to other similar products in the market.

    Weakness:

    None so far

    Sram makes great products. These brake levers cost less than the shimanos and avids fell just as good.

    Similar Products Used:

    Shimano xt 750

    [Jul 01, 2006]
    Cam
    Downhiller

    OVERALL
    RATING
    2
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
    Strength:

    Very light, strong for plastic, good leverage

    Weakness:

    Way too much flex!

    Good for the price, but has to much flex when pulled. Plastic on brake levers just does not work.

    Similar Products Used:

    nothing

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