M985 XTR XC Race Disc Brake (Front)

M985 XTR XC Race Disc Brake (Front)


Regular price$249.99

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 in the dust.

Heat buildup is the enemy of any brake system, but the Shimano XTR BL-M985 disc brakes feature unique IceTech technology. Aluminum-core rotors, stock aluminum-backed brake pads and the industry's first full ceramic caliper piston all help to dump heat and maintain consistent power. Each individual brake comes with brake lever, and caliper. Rotors are not included.

Hint for breaking-in: New disc brake pads require a certain break-in period in order to provide the full brake power. The following procedure has proved oneself: drag braking on a downhill until the brake power noticeably increases. Then let the brake rotor cool out. Afterwards do 20 full stops braking from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!Descend faster than ever with Shimano's rock solid, confidence-inspiring XTR Front Disc Brake. These stoppers deliver loads of power and consistent modulation, while oversize ceramic pistons provide impressively effective heat regulation, preventing squealing brakes and brake fade on long descents. The brake lever features one-finger control and ease of use, and has tool-free reach adjustment so you can totally dial the fit to suit your riding style. At the business end of the system, the caliper body is a forged, one-piece aluminum post-mount design that makes the brake super light and extremely rigid.