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Shimano Brakes for Unparalleled Stopping Power

Shimano Brakes

Your brakes are arguably the most important component of your bike, given how important they are for safe riding. So, it’s essential to make sure you’re outfitting your bike with brakes you can count on no matter the road or trail conditions.Shimano is praised throughout the cycling community for the quality of its brakes. The company has led the development of disc brakes for mountain, gravel, and road bikes. At the same time, Shimano’s traditional rim brakes for road and urban bikes offer incredible stopping power without compromising on aerodynamics or performance.If you’re looking to upgrade your bike’s brakes to improve your stopping power, Shimano has components you can trust.

Disc Brakes vs. Rim Brakes

The vast majority of modern bikes use one of two possible braking systems: disc brakes or rim brakes.Rim brakes, which are found on the majority of road bikes, have calipers that squeeze the brake pads directly against the rim of your wheel. Disc brakes, which are found on most mountain bikes, squeeze a metal rotor that’s mounted on the wheel’s hub.Disc brakes have the advantage of offering superior stopping power. They’re less susceptible to poor performance in wet conditions and don’t build up heat to thesame extent as rim brakes. However, disc brakes are somewhat heavy, which is why their entry into the world of professional bike racing has been somewhat slow.That division has started to break down, though, as disc brakes have gotten lighter and more aerodynamic. Today, you can find disc brakes on every style of bike. Shimano, by far the largest brake manufacturer in the world, now makes disc brakes for mountain, gravel, road, and urban bikes.

Shimano Disc Brakes

Shimano’s disc brakes are among the most advanced braking systems available for cyclists. The company offers calipers, rotors, pads, and brake levers, allowing youto design a custom Shimano disc brake system from individual componentry.Part of the secret to the company’s success is its proprietary Ice-Tech heat management system, which is optimised for dissipating heat from the disc brakerotor. That ensures that you get excellent braking performance even when clamping down on the levers for an extended period – a situation that mountain and road riders alike face when descending.Shimano has also redefined the boundaries of stopping power for mountain bikers with the introduction of hydraulic four-piston brake calipers. These are designed to apply even pressure no matter how rough the trail conditions may be.

Shimano Rim Brakes

The majority of road cyclists still rely on rim brakes for stopping power, and Shimano delivers in this class of brakes as well. The company’s rim brakes are designed to minimise weight and maximise the aerodynamic potential of your bike. Shimano rim brakes are renowned for how easy they are to adjust. Better yet, even as many road cyclists are turning to lightweight disc brakes, Shimano is developing low-profile, direct-mount rim brakes that promise to further increase the aerodynamic efficiency of rim brakes.

Shimano Brakes at bikester.co.uk

Whether you’re looking for Shimano disc brakes or rim brakes, we have thecomponents you need here at bikester.co.uk. We carry Shimano brake parts for road, mountain, gravel, and urban bikes, making it easy to create a high-performance brake system for your bike.



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