SRAM's new slimline Stealth brake levers give a cleaner looking cockpit

SRAM Code brake levers
(Image credit: SRAM)

SRAM has refreshed their mountain bike brake range Code and Level ranges, simplifying the options and featuring a new slimline Stealth lever.

The new Code and Level ranges have been simplified into two categories, Ultimate which will signify the best mountain bike brakes, and Silver (SLV) which has the same performance features but with a "no-frills" approach.

While the enduro-focused Codes come in two flavors, the cross-country Levels will be available in lightweight two-pot (two brake pistons) or trail-friendly four-pot variations in both Ultimate and Silver versions.

SRAM level brake levers

Confusingly, SRAM has made the Ultimate models silver and the Silver in black (Image credit: SRAM)

Stealth lever

The new Stealth lever brings the hose and reservoir closer to the bar and SRAM says the new versions will are designed to aesthetically complement the new T-Type transmission cockpits also announced today

The Ultimate levers feature carbon and titanium components for lower weight and increased performance. All Code Stealth levers get SwingLink (SRAM's progressive lever pull), reach and contact point adjustment while the Levels only have reach adjustment to save weight.

The new levers are ambidextrous and are compatible with existing Stealth-a-Majig hose barb, olive and compression fittings, and SRAM hydraulic brake hoses. All existing MatchMaker X handlebar clamp products will also be compatible with the new levers.

SRAM Code brakes

A mountain bicyclist presumably using the new SRAM brake levers (Image credit: SRAM)

Pricing

  • Code Ultimate Stealth (each) (includes MMX Clamp, Rotor/Bracket sold separately)  - $300.00 / €360.00 / £320.00
  • Level Ultimate Stealth 4 Piston (each) (includes MMX Clamp, Rotor/Bracket sold separately)  - $300.00 / €360.00 / £320.00
  • Level Ultimate Stealth 2 Piston (each) (includes MMX Clamp, Rotor/Bracket sold separately) - $285.00 / €340.00 / £305.00
  • Code Silver Stealth (each) (includes MMX Clamp, Rotor/ Bracket sold separately) - $265.00 / €320.00 / £285.00
  • Level Silver Stealth 4 Piston (each) (includes MMX Clamp, Rotor/Bracket sold separately) - $195.00 / €235.00 / £210.00
  • Level Silver Stealth 2 Piston (each) (includes MMX Clamp, Rotor/Bracket sold separately) - $185.00 / €220.00 / £200.00
Graham Cottingham
Senior reviews writer, Bike Perfect

Graham is all about riding bikes off-road. With almost 20 years of riding experience, he has dabbled in downhill, enduro, and gravel racing. Not afraid of a challenge, Graham has embraced bikepacking over the last few years and likes nothing more than strapping some bags to his bike and covering big miles to explore Scotland's wildernesses. When he isn’t shredding the gnar in the Tweed Valley, sleeping in bushes, or tinkering with bikes, he is writing tech reviews for Bike Perfect.

Rides: Cotic SolarisMax, Stooge MK4, 24 Bicycles Le Toy 3, Surly Steamroller

Height: 177cm

Weight: 71kg