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Shimano Saint M820 Hydraulic 4 Piston Disc Brake Caliper
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When you flow with gravity your inevitably going to need to stamp on the anchors, these Saint dual diameter 4-piston calipers give immense stopping power and great modulation.
Top Features of the Shimano Saint M820 Hydraulic 4 Piston Disc Brake Caliper
- ICE TECHNOLOGIES heat management
- High power 4-ceramic piston caliper
- Two piece forged caliper designed for optimum strength and power
- Opposed dual diameter 4-piston design for maximum power, control and modulation
- High oil volume caliper improves oil flow for optimum reliability and improved lever feel
- Excellent piston retraction gives great pad to rotor clearance
- Shim-less mounting system allows for quick installation and setting upcan be used with a choice of mount adapters to suit your ride
- Mineral oil brake fluid is non-corrosive and less hazardous
- Easy and clean bleeding thanks to one way bleeding caliper
- Comes with sintered pads
About Disc Brakes
Bicycle disc brakes consist of a metal disc attached to the wheel hub that rotates with the wheel. Brake calipers are attached to the frame or fork along with pads that squeeze together on the disc. The way it is attached to the bike will be either by IS (International Standard) which has two holes facing the disc or Post Mount, which has threads going into the fork. Disc brakes have been successfully used on motorbikes for decades, and are the principal choice there. The primary benefit of disc brakes is that they perform equally well in all conditions including water, mud and snow. This is due to their position closer to the hub and away from the ground and possible contaminants like water, which can coat and freeze on the rim in colder temperatures. The pads are usually made from metal sinters or an organic compound instead of rubber. Water acts as a lubricant to rubber but not metal, therefore disc brakes maintain their stopping power in wet conditions. They also avoid the problem that rim brakes have of wearing out the wheel rims, especially in muddy conditions, as well as the requirement that the rim be straight. Disc brakes offer improved modulation of braking power and generally require less finger effort to achieve the same braking power. The advantages of discs make them well-suited to steep, extended downhills through wet and muddy off-road terrain, common in freeride bicycle riding.
About the Shimano brand
Shimano are the makers of the world's most well known cycle component brand. Established in 1921 when the first cycle freewheel was forged. Shimano produce drivetrains, wheels, pedals, shoes, cycling clothing and pretty much every Shimano cycle accessory you can think of! Famous for their top end products ridden by the pro's, Dura-Ace and XTR, which cover both road and MTB's. At Shimano, they're doing everything they can to respond to heightened environmental concerns. Shimano are proud to be a producer of bicycle components that help people to enjoy outdoor sports and interact with nature through healthy non-polluting activities. In their 87 plus years of existence Shimano have accumulated a wealth of technology and product development and expertise that serves as the driving force behind their continually evolving product line.
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