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!
Front Brake and Rotor Diagram
Rear Brake and Rotor Diagram