First look at two new Shimano products

Shimano has introduced two new product specifications for the e-bike and enduro/trail market; the new 165mm E-MTB Hollowtech crank arms, and 4-piston hydraulic disc brake calipers.
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Shimano has introduced two new product specifications for the e-bike and enduro/trail market; the new 165mm E-MTB Hollowtech crank arms, and 4-piston hydraulic disc brake calipers.

The current cranksets for Shimano STEPS come in Hollowtech and Solid 175mm and 170mm lengths, but now Shimano has introduced a pair of shorter 165mm Hollowtech crank arms to provide greater ground clearance, less chance of pedal strike, and an optimally sized crank for maintaining cadenceDeore.

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The new hydraulic brake calipers are in line with Deore XT components designed for a more aggressive riding style. The brakes feature Shimano’s ICE TECHNOLOGIES heat management system through its caliper design, compatible rotors and pads.

Much like Shimano’s regular 2-piston M8000 brakes, One-Way Bleeding and reach and free stroke adjustment are possible. The difference comes now with four ceramic pistons, which offer an increase in stopping power over the regular BR-M8000 brake unit.

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