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Series: Saint M820
Application: MTB Freeride, Downhill
Brake Type: Disc-Brake
Mount: Post Mount (IS with Adapter)
Hydraulic Fluid: Shimano Mineral Oil
Cable Length: 1000 mm (F) / 1700 mm (R)
Technical Information, Lever:
Lever Material: Aluminum, anodized
Grip Material: Aluminum, painted
Lever Length: 2 Fingers
Reach Adjustment: Yes, no tools required
Contact Point Adjust: Yes
Bleeding Tool: Funnel
Brake Hose: SM-BH90-SBLS
Technology: Servo Wave, I-Spec (Version B)
Technical Information, Caliper:
Material: Aluminum, painted
Brake Pistons: 4 counter-rotation pistons
Brake Pads: H03C metal with cooling fins
Recommended Rotor: SM-RT99, SM-RT86 (not included)
- ergonomic, slip resistant Lever
- light and short Servo-Wave-Lever
- adjustable pressure point and reach
- I-Spec compatible
- Ice-Tech heat displacement
- 4 ceramic pistons
- easy, clean bleeding
When you pull a Servo Wave brake lever initial pad travel is fast, so little lever movement is needed to bring the pads into contact with the rotor. The power multiplication factor then increases rapidly at the pad-to-rim contact so more of the lever stroke is used to apply greater braking power with improved control.
I-Spec is technology that integrates the shifters and brake levers offering a clean handlebar setup.
Note: I-Spec went through an update in 2014 now known as I-Spec (Version B). Older I-Spec technology is not compatible with the new but with the help of an adaptor this problem can be solved: ( SM-SL98-B for XTR, SM-SL78-B for XT and SLX, SM-SL82-B for Saint). I-Spec II and I-Spec EV are not compatible with I-Spec B.
One Way Bleeding
One Way Bleeding was developed for quick and easy prevention of air in Shimano’s hydraulic system. Shimano has streamlined the oil route throughout the system to prevent air bubbles from being captured in the system. One way oil routing plus a funnel tool with mineral oil provides an easy and clean bleeding system.
The fade, which can occur to rotor and pad when braking on a long downhill ride for instance, has a negative impact on the braking performance. Shimano has adopted Ice Technology rotors and Ice Technology pads to realize the cooling technology for consistent performance. The rotor blade, which has a 3 layer-sandwich structure of stainless steel, aluminum and stainless steel, provides better radiation performance achieving from 400 °C to 300°C surface temperature. Also, the radiation fin has been adopted for the pad. Moreover, the rotor blade and the radiator fin provide long pad life, less noise, less fade and are lightweight.
XTR, Saint, Deore XT, SLX, Zee, Deore LX calipers are bundled with Ice Technology pistons in order to achieve optimized lightweight, high rigidity and heat dissipation. Oversized pistons transfer hydraulic power directly to the brake pad, and ceramic material is used to avoid heat transfer for constant stable braking, providing efficient stopping power transfer without loss.
I-M820BLFPNA100 + I-M820BRRXNA170
- 2 x Shimano Saint BR-M820 + BL-M820-B brakes, F + R
- 1 x Shimano SM-BH90-SBLS brake cable 1000 mm (F)
- 1 x Shimano SM-BH90-SBLS brake cable 1700 mm (R)
- 2 pairs of Shimano H03C brake pads
- 2 x insert pins
- 2 x olives
- 4 x bolts
- adapter not included
- rotors not included
- mount ready (filled and bled)