This Shimano XTR M988 Trail Disc Brake Lever and PM Caliper is no longer available although you may find similar or newer versions below:
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.
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.
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.
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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