Underpowered brakes lead to defensive riding technique and, ultimately, to slower lap times. Enter the new XTR Race brake, which encourages racers to attack technical downhill sections with confidence, leaving the competition squealing and squawking in the dust.
How? First off, they produce 110 percent of the power of their predecessors while shedding precious grams at the same time, so they’re as viable a race-bike pick as ever. Throw in ergonomically re-engineered lever pivots and XTR Race lays on that power with single-finger effort.
But power is pointless if it can't be maintained. Heat build-up is the enemy of any brake system, stock aluminium-backed brake pads and the industry's first full ceramic caliper piston all help dump heat and maintain consistent power.
The key factor for racers is confidence—the confidence to win, and the confidence to lay off the brakes, knowing they'll be there when they're needed, every time
With ten percent more power than the previous XTR brake, the sleek new XTR Race lever has been ergonomically redesigned for a versatile fit on the handlebars, superior feel at the fingertips and unsurpassed function on the race course. When coupled with the XTR Race lever, the new forged one-piece M985 caliper delivers a balance of light weight and power that resists performance-sapping heat better than ever before thanks to an industry-first full-ceramic piston.
Shimano XTR Race Disc Brakes M985 Lever Specification:
Hydraulic Fluid: Shimano Mineral Oil
Brake Hose Type: SM-BH90-SB
Brake Lever Size : 1.5-finger
Reach Adjuster: Yes
Reinforced Parallel Push
M System Brake Pad
Brake Pad Types: metal / resin
Cartridge Shoe Holder
Spring Tension Adjuster
Caliper Mount Type: International standard / Post mount
Piston Type: Opposed 2-piston
Shimano XTR Race Disc Brakes M985 Features:
110% power rating
Shorter, 13-millimeter brake lever with more efficient pivot location
Integrated barrel reservoir design
Hinge-clamp mounting bracket
High-power hose for consistent performance
Combine with i-spec bracket to reduce handlebar clutter
Resin pad compound with alloy backing plate (standard)
One piece forged post mount caliper
Oversized ceramic piston
Aluminium banjo hose fitting
Buy Shimano XTR Race Disc Brakes M985 from Chain Reaction Cycles, the world's largest online bicycle store.