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Just as mountain biking and its riders are constantly evolving, Shimano is permanently striving to provide athletes with innovative materials for an unprecedented riding experience. The SLX M7100 series has been developed for these mountain bikers who want to explore new adventures and adapt - typically Shimano - to the technologies of the high-end XTR group. These innovations include a 12-speed drivetrain, Micro Spline, and Hyperglide+ which have already proven themselves on the Deore XT series.
Shimano SLX M7100 Cross Country brake set consists of the ergonomic BL-M7100 SERVOWAVE brake lever and the light BR-M7100 2-piston caliper. Trouble-free maintenance is provided by the proven One Way Bleeding concept and the Easy Hose Joint System which simplifies brake hose exchanges.
In brake systems with J-Kit hose joint the brake lever features an integrated olive which makes an easy brake hose installation and removal possible.
The hydraulic SLX BL-M7100 brake lever is characterized by Shimano's SERVOWAVE technology which improves the lever's modulation ability. Because the brake lever absorbs a lot of braking distance right at the start of its movement, the brake pads have disc contact more quickly and it remains more lever travel to adjust the braking force. That is why SERVO WAVE brake systems are characterized by faster response, higher performance, and shorter idle travel.
The SLX brake lever's construction is inspired by the XTR model, so the clamp is not mounted parallel, but at an angle to the handlebar creating a second contact point that provides significantly increased stiffness. For individual customizability, the lever is equipped with a tool-free reach adjustment option. Thanks to the I-Spec EV design the SLX SL-M7100-I shifting levers can be mounted directly to the brake lever.
With its 2-piston construction, the Shimano SLX BR-M7100 Postmount brake caliper is perfect for Cross Country use. Compared to its predecessor a quicker piston retraction leads to superior modulation which results in improved braking control. The G03S Resin brake pads in combination with the light 2-piston caliper guarantee extremely good deceleration.
Lever: Aluminum (anodized)
Master cylinder, caliper: Aluminum (painted)