Shimano XTR M988 Trail Disc Brake Lever and PM Caliper
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The XTR fully bled Trail brakes are performance optimised Servo-Wave systems with full adjustability on the fly. The front fully bled lever and caliper comes without adapters or rotors giving you the freedom to customise and suit your bike.
Top Features of the Shimano XTR M988 Trail Disc Brake Lever and PM Caliper
- Front hose length: 1000mm
- Short stroke Servo-Wave mechanism for quick pad engagement and more power for aggressive riding
- Free-stroke adjustment
- Oversized 22mm twin ceramic pistons optimized for heat insulation, lightweight and stiffness
- Mineral oil brake fluid
- Shim-less post style mounting system can be used with adapters
- Hinged clamp and reach adjustment for quick installation and the perfect custom fit
Recommended for use with Ice-Tech Centre-Lock rotors for optimum braking performance in a choice of 160, 180 and 203mm. Using Ice-Tech alloy fin pads further improving heat radiation performance and the super lightweight mono body uses a forged one piece design that is rigid and lightweight.
The forged alloy short 14mm wide brake lever has a textured finish for optimum strength, grip and reliability and an ergonomic pivot position for efficient and powerful braking.
Kit also contains spare olives and insert should you wish to adjust the length of the cuttable hoses.
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.
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