XTR disc brake Race
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 buildup is the enemy of any brake system, and IceTech features including aluminum-core rotors, stock aluminum-backed brake pads and the industry's first full ceramic caliper piston all help dump heat and maintain consistent power. For Super-D courses or for heavier riders, brakes can be easily upgraded with Radiator pads (standard on XTR Trail).
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.
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 (sold separately)
Combine with i-spec bracket to reduce handlebar clutter
Resin pad compound with alloy backing plate (standard)
Whether coupled with the XTR Race or the XTR Trail 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 and optional Ice Technology radiator brake pads.
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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 stop brakings from a medium speed. Attention: the rotors get very hot, do not touch them!
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front Postmount 160 mm without rotor (BL-M985/BR-M985) 159.90€
rear Postmount 140 mm without rotor (BL-M985/BR-M985) 159.90€
front Postmount 160 mm without rotor (BL-M985/BR-M985)
rear Postmount 140 mm without rotor (BL-M985/BR-M985)
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