An elegant appearance and high-quality technologies distinguish Shimano's new SLX. The brand-new mid-range group offers countless of the performance features that already distinguish its "big sister", the Deore XT, and combines them with an excellent price-performance ratio, extreme robustness and comprehensive versatility. The result is mountain bike components that provide the right setup for almost every biker.
As propulsion becomes ever more efficient and the robustness of components also allows more and more technically demanding descents, decelerative performance must not be left behind. The new M7000 brakes of the SLX follow the "Rider Tuned" principle and can be optimally adapted to the terrain, riding style or personal preferences of the rider. The ergonomic Servo-Wave brake levers, among other things, are responsible for the high braking performance with low operating forces. The BR-M7000 brake calipers can be equipped with resin or metal linings with or without cooling fins to further customise the system. An integral part of the brake system are also the new SM-RT70 Ice-Tech brake discs, which are available with a diameter of 160, 180 or 203 mm and contribute significantly to the excellent heat dissipation of the M7000 brakes.
I-Spec II Fastening system for the integration of shift and brake levers. The new I-Spec II with its narrow clamp provides a tidy appearance, less weight and more space on the handlebar.
One Way Bleeding The one-way vent is designed to quickly and easily prevent air from entering the hydraulic system. The one-way brake fluid line path together with the mineral oil filling funnel provides clean, trouble-free bleeding.
Servo Wave Action The servo-wave brake lever takes up a lot of braking distance at the beginning of its movement, so that the linings can be guided to the brake disc with little lever travel. The power transmission factor increases rapidly after the brake lining has been applied. The greater part of the lever travel is thus still available to increase the braking force and to dose more precisely.
After the brake caliper of my first brake set had given up the ghost, replacement was purchased. In the shop I was told that SLX has similar characteristics as the XT brakes and for the average consumer SLX enough was ordered this brake set. The installation, shortening of the oil pipes and the adjustment is with the attached accessories rel. easy and goes quickly from the hand. Perfect and always again! Now all that is needed is the eagerly awaited fair weather.
Nachdem der Bremssattel meiner ersten Bremsgarnitur den Geist aufgegeben hatte, wurde Ersatz angeschafft. Im Shop wurde mir erklärt dass SLX ähnliche Eigenschaften hat wie die XT Bremsen und für den Otto Normalverbraucher die SLX genügt wurde dieses Bremsenset bestellt. Die Montage, das kürzen der Ölleitungen und die Einstellung ist mit dem beigefügten Zubehör rel. einfach und geht flott von der Hand. Perfekt und jederzeit wieder! Jetzt bedarf es nur mehr dem sehnsüchtig erwarteten Schönwetter.