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Shimano 9000

The new 9000 brakes have three pivots, two turning on bearings, the third on a bushing. The new brakes offer better modulation and more stopping power (that's Shimano's claim, and after riding them I would back that up). Photo: Nick Legan

The new 9000 brakes have three pivots, two turning on bearings, the third on a bushing. The new brakes offer better modulation and more stopping power (that’s Shimano’s claim, and after riding them I would back that up). Photo: Nick Legan