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Shimano introduces more powerful Deore XT caliper and e-MTB crankarm set

Published August 22, 2017

IRVINE, Calif. (BRAIN) — Shimano is adding two new products to its Deore XT group: a four-piston disc brake caliper and a new crankarm set designed for e-MTB use. Both will be available in December.

The new caliper, BR-M8020, is intended for use on e-MTBs or regular bikes for riders who prefer more power. The four-piston design is said to offer 20 percent more power than the two-piston caliper.  It is compatible with the existing Deore XT M8000 lever. A set with lever and pre-bled hose will retail for $199 per wheel. The calipers seperately are $119.99 each. 

The new crankarms bring Deore XT Hollowtech features to the STePS E8000 group. The crank, FC-M8050, will be available in a 165mm crankarm length to help e-MTB riders minimize pedal strikes while maintaining pedalling motion and motor assistance. 


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