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The brake wows with its performance, in terms of stability, however, it has been brought to its knee during long, steep downhill riding. With a mixture of alloy and steel for the discs and ceramics as material for the brake pistons Shimano has entered uncharted territories and apparently taken their chances. The downhill stability is not level with that of the competitors. In particular, heavy or unsecure riders can get into trouble on long and steep trails. No more than 23 grams separate the current 180 mm disc from the troublefree steel version of the past year. Such a fraction of the overall weight of a complete mountain biker shouldn’t be worth this risk, neither for Shimano nor for the customer.
bike-magazin.de, April 24, 2020