Why We Like The SLX BL- M7100 Disc Brake
Bulky 4-caliper brakes are great for enduro and gravity-oriented disciplines, but when pure lightweight speed is what you're after, reach for Shimano's new SLX-BL-M7100 Disc Brakes for quick braking power without the extra weight. The new SLX 7100 brakes saw revisions that brought it into the future along with the new SLX 12-speed drivetrain, offering quicker piston retraction for improved modulation when you ride, while still offering the svelte aesthetics and reliable performance we're used to from Shimano'a work horse line of components.
Shimano's new SLX brakes carry on with aesthetics that likely remind you of previous models when you take a look at the caliper, and you wouldn't be wrong. They still feature the same profile, and trusty two-caliper design, but in the front is where the magic happens. The new SLX brakes feature a redesigned brake lever that features a new bracing angle for added support that stabilizes the lever for an improved feel, while packing in tool-free reach adjust, and I-SPEC EV compatibility the enables you to fully integrate your shifting and brake levers for a tidy cockpit that leaves plenty of room for dropper remotes and remote-shock levers. In addition to the new mounting position, the new lever also features an updated shape that's both taller and flatter than the previous generation for improved feel while you ride.
The brakes continue with the streamlined master cylinder design we saw in the previous SLX brakes, which saves weight on the caliper body. The slimmer clamps on the bars continue utilizing Servo Wave cam system, with improved power and responsiveness when you give them a squeeze as you head down a steep into a sharp, unexpected switchback. And with 2-pistons, the M7100 offer quick stopping without bulk, offering you everything you need for total confidence on flowy ribbons of cross-country singletrack, .
- Sleek new levers bring SLX brakes into the future
- Redesigned brake lever increases stiffness and responsiveness
- Extra bracing point on lever for better control
- New I-Spec EV mount clears things up for a tidy cockpit
- Two-piston caliper has plenty of power for speedy XC stops