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Shimano XTR M985 Disc Brake

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Engineered specifically for XC racers, the Shimano XTR BR-M985 Race Hydraulic Disc Brake has 10% more braking power than the BR-M970, weighs 40g less than the BR-M985 Trail brake system and features a light and snappy lever return. Shorter, 13mm brake lever has a more efficient pivot location for a superior hand feel with smooth, yet powerful function. Integrated barrel reservoir design is compact and lightens the load even further while the high power hose delivers consistent performance. One-piece forged mount calipers with oversized ceramic pistons provide outstanding stopping force, stiffness, insulation and heat dissipation. One-way bleeding and improved oil routing is faster and cleaner than the competition. With one of the best power-to-weight ratios on the market, the Shimano XTR BR-985 Race Hydraulics Disc Brake is the choice of XC racers who demand low weight and unbeatable stopping action.
  • Integrated barrel reservoir design with split clamp is compact, lightweight and easy to maintain
  • 13mm wide short brake lever with ergo pivot for efficient input, smooth operation and anti-slip dimples on the surface
  • High power ceramic caliper with oversized full ceramic pistons for optimized weight, high rigidity and heat dissipation
  • Oversized pistons transfer hydraulic power directly to the brake pad and ceramic material is used to avoid heat transfer for constant, stable braking and efficient stopping power transfer without loss
  • One-way bleeding caliper for quick and easy prevention of air in the hydraulic system
  • One-way oil routing, plus a funnel tool with mineral oil for an easy and clean bleeding system
  • Higher power hose
  • Aluminum/Titanium back plate brake pad
  • I-Spec compatible
  • Lightweight mount adapter
  • Specify Front or Rear Brake

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