Shimano XTR M985 Race Pre-Bled Disc Brake
With 10% more power than the previous XTR brake, the new sleek 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. 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.
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc|
|Compatible Brake Lever||BL-M985/M988|
|Hose/Cable Length||Front: 970mm, Rear: 1665mm|
|Brake Hose Type||SM-BH90-SB|
|Caliper/Lever Mount Type||Post Mount|
|Piston Type||Opposed 2-piston|
|Weight||239g (average per wheel)|
|Warranty||3 year Manufacturer's Warranty|
Decent power. Super light. what else can I say? it's xtr
These are by far the best brakes I've ever owned. Pretty to look at, simple, light and powerful. adjustable reach is nice. My feeling is that these are a bit less grabby than the XT brakes, which are also excellent. In other words, they modulate well despite having plenty of power. Best of all no squealing or noise.
Paired these XTR M985's with RT-86 rotors and couldn't be happier with the result. Fantastic braking feel that doesn't grab nor threaten to throw over bars like some of the other high-power brakes. Never heard them make a noise, just what I was looking for. These do have a lever position adjustment screw which requires an allen wrench to adjust. They don't have servo-wave (with it's own adjustment screw on the Trail version) which is why I bought them... I prefer the more linear modulation these vs. the Trail which is designed to become more powerful as the lever is pulled farther.
Best brakes in the game. Extremely powerful, super light, smooth lever pull, non-modulated feel