Shimano Announces New Deore XT Cranks and Disc Brakes
OSAKA, Japan – Shimano introduces two new product specifications for the e-bike and enduro/trail market; a new E-MTB Hollowtech crank arm and a 4-piston hydraulic disc brake caliper.
The current cranksets for Shimano Steps come in Hollowtech and Solid 175mm and 170mm lengths but now Shimano introduces a pair of shorter 165mm Hollowtech crank arms. These provide a greater ground clearance, less chance of pedal strike, and an optimally sized crank for maintaining cadence. Obviously the smaller crank arms are also better sized for shorter riders.
Hydraulic brake calipers
The new hydraulic brake calipers are in line with Deore XT components designed for a more aggressive riding style. The brakes feature Shimano’s ICE TECHNOLOGIES heat management system through its caliper design, compatible rotors and pads.
Just like Shimano’s regular 2-piston brakes, One-Way bleeding and reach and free stroke adjustment are possible. The difference comes with the four ceramic pistons which offer an increase in stopping power over the regular BR-M8000 brake unit.