What is the difference between XT and XTR brakes?

What is the difference between XT and XTR brakes?

The new XT brakes offer some of the same great features including the four-piston caliper and adjustable lever position. The XT rotors benefit from Shimano’s Freeza heat-dissipating technology found in XTR. The calipers accept Shimano’s Icetech finned pads to help eliminate heat and brake fade on long descents.

When was Shimano XTR introduced?

Under such circumstances, Shimano began developing components dedicated to mountain bike racing and released XTR in 1991.

Is XT better than SLX brakes?

According to Shimano, however, there are no differences between the two versions in terms of brake-power and durability. Almost identical: there are almost no differences between Shimano’s new SLX and XT brakes. The XT lever comes with an additional free-stroke adjustment.

Which Shimano brakes are best?


Brake Price* Average Breaking Torque
Shimano Deore € 73 69.9 Nm
Shimano Saint € 237 83 Nm
Shimano XT € 146 78.4 Nm
Shimano Zee € 157 75.2 Nm

Is XT worth it over SLX?

Compared to the SLX, the new XT feels more crisp and of slightly more high-end quality. However, the price will show if it’s really worth the upgrade. On a purely functional basis, there is little to complain about on the entry-level groupset.

When did Shimano STX come out?

RIDE LIGHT was a concept to promote the enjoyment of cycling among many more people with the slogan: “Lightness: a lighter and more responsive ride, a lighter look, a lighter control feeling, and reduced weight that makes the bicycle easier to handle.” In the hope of widening the circle of bicycle-loving people, making …

What are the best Shimano gears?

Shimano 105 is considered Shimano’s first performance groupset, and for many people it is the best option in combining performance, value and longevity. Ultegra is next and is very similar to Dura-Ace in terms of performance, though Dura-Ace is lighter. You’ll find Ultegra on bikes from around £1500.

What do Shimano XTR trail disc brakes feel like?

Shimano brakes are known for their sharp bite, but the XTR Trail brakes seem to take this to another level, with one of our testers describing their feel “like a wall of power”. Stopping power is delivered through the brakes as soon as the pads touch the rotor.

What kind of caliper does Shimano XTR use?

If you want a lighter weight brake, which still says XTR on the caliper, look for the M9100 series, or the M9110 caliper if your frame requires a flat-mount caliper.

Which is the best XTR mountain bike groupet?

Designed to meet the highest level competitive mountain bike racing needs with a second to none performance and experience. New XTR M9100 Series brings the most versatile groupset for XC, enduro and marathon racing. Meet your new best friend: Hyperglide+.

What does servowave do on Shimano disc brakes?

Shimano’s Servowave system means the early portion of your lever pull pushes the caliper’s pistons further than the later stroke of the lever, enabling a little extra pad clearance at the back, aiding mud performance and allowing for a little extra give or take when getting wheels in and out.