SRAM Maven Ultimate Stealth Expert Limited Brake Set

SRAM

Price £599.00

The Ultimate Expression of Power. Every course is different. As conditions change, so does the tuning of your brakes. The fully loaded limited edition Sram Maven Ultimate Expert Kit is designed to provide everything they need to tune their Maven Ultimate brakes for optimal brake performance. Edition 1 comes with exclusive red splash anodized calipers that set the brakes apart from the rest of the collection.

Kit Contains:

  • 1 x Maven Ultimate brake with limited red splash and anodized caliper for front with 950mm hose length
  • 1 x Maven Ultimate brake with limited red splash and anodized caliper for rear with 2000mm hose length
  • 2 x Organic XL brake pads on steel backing plate
  • 2 x Sintered XL brake pads on steel backing plate
  • 4 x HS2 Rotor (1x 220mm, 2x 200mm, 1x 180mm) incl. bolts
  • 2 x 20P-2 adapter incl. bolts
  • 2 x MMX Clamp
  • 1 x Pro Mineral oil bleed kit
  • 4 x Olive
  • 4 x Sleeve
  • 1 x Rotor travel bag

All Power & All Control: Maven Ultimate Stealth Expert Kit from Sram

Maven is the absolute most powerful brake we’ve ever made. Usable power for efficiency and tunability. Extreme power for elevated speed and control on ever-more demanding terrain. Maven gives you the power to progress. The boundless power of confidence. The power of more endurance and less fatigue, letting you leverage subtlety and consistency to open the aperture of your abilities. Maven. New powers to go ahead.

MORE POWER Maven produces nearly 50% more power than one of the most capable brakes ever, SRAM Code. While it’s tempting to focus on this fact alone, Maven is about more than brute force.

LESS EFFORT More important than overall power is usable power. With Maven, it takes 32% lighter force at the lever to generate the same amount of power as Code, reducing fatigue and boosting control for rowdy DH terrain, relentless e-mtb laps, and long enduro stages. Ride harder, and longer, Maven delivers the best of both worlds.

POWER IN SURPLUS With four caliper pistons measuring 19.5mm and 18mm, there’s no way around it: Maven caliper pistons are simply huge, providing more force against the pads for more friction with less effort.

PROGRESSIVE POWER FOR CONTROL Optimized for Maven, SwingLink delivers a rate of leverage that changes throughout the lever stroke. The farther you pull along the arc, the more power Maven sends to the pistons. This progressive power delivery offers unrivalled control. As opposed to the binary characteristic of an “on/off” feel.

BETTER RATIO Huge caliper pistons mean nothing unless the ratio of piston size in the lever is designed to work with them. Power is determined by the relationship between these piston sizes, and Maven delivers a superior optimization of this ratio.

FOUR BOLTS FOR POWER Measure any brake caliper under power and you’ll find flex. Maven’s four caliper body bolts aren’t just for show. They reduce power loss at the caliper, translating to a solid feel in the lever, befitting its power.

FAMILIAR FEEL Reach for a Maven lever, and you’ll find a familiar feel. Pivot point placement, blade length and shape, as well as reach and contact point adjustments carry over from Code, maintaining tried-and-true lever ergonomics. Brake hoses are managed by a new stealth architecture that is optimized for a clean cockpit, while meshing well with today’s frame routing options.

TUNING Maven’s surplus power makes it the go-to for the literal extreme of the sport. But with all that power, you can also tune it down. Think of it like volume. More available power gives you more options.

ROTORS Start small – the smallest rotor size that your frame and fork can accept is the recommended starting point when tuning Maven. For every 20mm jump in rotor size, the mechanical advantage is 14%. This means that going from a 180mm rotor to a 220mm rotor would boost system power by 28%. But too big of a rotor could also lead to not enough heat being generated, and a smaller rotor where the optimal amount of heat is being generated could actually have more bite on the trail. Paying attention to the color of the spokes on your rotors can be a tell of how your rotors are performing. – Browned or bronzed discoloring means the size is optimal. – Purple or rainbow discoloring means your rotors are running too hot and sizing up would be suggested. – No distinct discoloring would suggest they aren’t getting hot enough and sizing down would lead to optimal performance. Choose HS2 rotors for 7% more power and better heat management, or CenterLine rotors if less power and weight saving is the objective.

BRAKE PADS Maven’s unique XL pad shape is available in two compounds, each with their own distinct characteristics. – Organic brake pads are great if you are wanting a strong initial bite feel and less overall noise. They offer the best performance in drier conditions. – Sintered brake pads are great if you are looking for the most resistance to sustained heat. They also offer better performance in wet or muddy conditions.

TO BEAT HEAT, HARNESS HEAT The common misconception is that heat is a brake’s worst enemy. The fact is, heat is essential. For a brake to be powerful and consistent, it must retain enough heat in the system but avoid quick fluctuations between hot and cold. It’s an art. An art where Maven shines.

SMART THERMAL MASS Maven calipers provide greater performance consistency by maintaining optimal operating temperatures for longer durations. Built for greater thermal mass, they take longer to heat up, keep excess heat at bay, yet retain optimal heat so as to not cool down too fast. When the caliper avoids the peaks and valleys of hot and cold, consistency of performance reaches totally new levels. 

IT STARTS WITH THE SEALS In the caliper, Maven’s piston seals use a proprietary material that retains its properties to maintain air-tight sealing regardless of extreme braking heat or low atmospheric temperatures. These remarkable heat-tolerant seals also enable Maven to overcome the past weakness associated with mineral oil, and use mineral oil for its advantages. Take on the most extreme terrain and longest descents with consistent feel, run after run, ride after ride.

Features

  • 18 and 19.5-millimeter pistons for best-in-class power
  • SwingLink for signature SRAM lever feel
  • Stiff 4-piston caliper with best heat management and easier bolt access
  • Organic pads come standard for the best modulation and the quietest ride
  • Stealth lever architecture for a sleeker, more modern ride
  • Mineral oil for low maintenance and performance
  • Designed for use with Maxima Mineral Brake Oil only
  • Ultimate worthy polished lever body and titanium hardware
  • Contact Point Adjust and tool-free Reach Adjust

Product features

  • Use: MTB
  • Brake type: Disc brake hydraulic
  • Caliper Design: 4-piston brake caliper (2 at 18mm and 2 at 19.5mm)
  • Brake pad: Organic XL brake pads on steel backing plate & Sintered XL brake pads on steel backing plate
  • Brake caliper mount: Postmount
  • Mounting: Right/left on both sides with separate clamp
  • Ambidextrous: Yes
  • Caliper bleed port: Bleeding Edge
  • Contact adjust: Yes
  • Reach adjust: Tool-Free
  • Hydraulic fluid: Maxima Mineral oil
  • Lever pivot: Bearing
  • Brake rotors: HS2

Mounting - hose length

  • front - 950mm
  • rear - 2000mm

Brake lever material

  • Brake lever: Forged aluminum
  • Lever body: Forged aluminum
  • Brake caliper: Forged aluminum
  • Piston: Phenolic plastic
  • Bolts: Titanium

Color

  • Red Spiash anodized

Weight

  • 362g* (manufacturer information)
*Rear, Stealth-a-majig, DIR, 1800mm, w/pads (no clamp, no mounting hardware, no pad spacer, no rotor/bolts)
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