The brake lever is the same as the proven M8000 disc brakes, but the new voluptuous housing of the 4-piston caliper is 30 g heavier. The cooling fins on the brake pads and the cooling sleeve on the brake hose clearly show that Shimano has made the caliper to be durable when it comes to consistent braking power.
The short, ergonomic brake lever feels good and the reach adjust can be done without tools. Adjusting the contact point requires a flat head screwdriver. The second generation I-Spec mount integrates the brake and shift lever for a clean cockpit.
The finish of the lever and caliper is of high-quality and leave a good impression, just I would expect from a disc brake in this price category.