Shimano have redesigned their XTR XC race brake – now known as the M987. Significant weight savings have been introduced, along with a new rotor design offering improved heat dissipation.
The additional weight of many 29ers was a key consideration during the design process. Weight savings are claimed to be 40g per brake compared to the previous XTR Race M985, achieved by using a magnesium lever and caliper body along with carbon lever blades and titanium hardware. The range-topping M987 is actually Shimano's lightest hydraulic disc to date. The BR-M987 caliper is also compatible with Shimano's Ice Tech finned brake pads.
Lightest ever Shimano hydraulic disc brake system
Magnesium caliper and master cylinder construction
Maximum stiffness and control through proper heat management
Compatible with ICE Technologies finned disc brake pads
Slimmer profile BL-M987 lever is I-spec compatible
Carbon fiber lever blades and titanium fasteners
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