SRAM Apex Brake Calipers

5/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $70.00


Product Description

The new Apex Brakeset from SRAM was designed with high performance and good looks. Featuring Dual Pivot performance combined with a external centering adjuster, proprietary pad compound the Apex Brakeset offers a powerful response when actu...


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mark a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: February 18, 2013

Strengths:    Powerful

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I bought these for a project bike to save money. I was attracted to the Swissstop pads used at the Apex level. I was originally thinking of going with Rival or Force but if you consider the design is nearly identical; then there is no reason to go with those. The only difference I could see was about 30 grams of weight, and when it comes to brakes there is not much in the way of technology. If you are one of those people that gives a crap about keeping up with what the person next to you is using-they are not for you. In short, they are brakes. They work well for the price and I am happy. Well worth the money and really all that matters with a brake system is mostly in the design and having good pads. These have both.

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Favorite Ride:   RAGBRAI

Price Paid:    $56.00

Purchased At:   aawyeahbikes.com

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek S3

Bike Setup:   Lynskey R330, Ritchey Carbon Pro Fork, Grand Cru Headset, Vuelta Corsa Lite Wheelset, Ritchey Pro Stem, Bontrager Race VRC, Ritchey WCS Wet Red Seat post, SRAM Rival Craknset, shifters, and rear derailer, SRAM Force front derailer, Shimano Ultegra Cassette, Wipperman Chain, Brooks B17 Swallow, and Apex Brakes.



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SRAM Apex front shifter issue

My Girlfriends Orbea is equipped with Apex shifters and a Force front derailure. It shifts fine from the small ring to the big ring, but when you try and put it back to the small ring the shifter does nothing. I found that when I push the paddle the opposite direction, there is a small click and the ... Read More »

Apex more expensive than 105... Which one?

I have done some research online which has suggested SRAM Apex is between Tiagra and 105. Many people in posts have recommended Apex because 105 is more expensive and not necessarily better. However, searching now I find that Apex is more expensive than 105 (Apex £400ish, 105 £360ish) Is this beca ... Read More »

What's the diff between Apex,Rival, Force?

I'm new to riding and have an Apex group. I'm thinking of upgrading. What is the difference between the Apex,Rival, and Force FD,RD, and shifters?Read More »

Rear Derailleur (Apex) Barrel Adjuster Question

So last night as I was leaving from a stop sign I caught my foot on something in the derailleur cable area section of my bike (yeah I don't know how that happened). After that I noticed my shifting was getting pretty iffy, all symptoms of having too much cable tension. I went to adjust the barrel ad ... Read More »

Swapping SRAM APEX 11-32t cassette for something more conventional

What steps would I have to take to swap out my cassette to something with a more conventional gear spacing. I like the way Apex performs but I live in South-Eastern Michigan and the climbs here a nothing that extreme. Could I just swap out the rear cassette and been done with it or does the rear der ... Read More »

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