Well, the M9000 caliper also reportedly uses a new/different material for the piston. This all really makes me wonder about the M987, which was introduced only a year or so ago. For the next few months, however, the M9000s appear to be vaporware. I am building a bike now and am somewhat concerned about using what may turn out to be a non-standard brake that was phased out after only a year (the M987).
I also don't understand why the new "Freeza" rotors are available in centerlock only. Are they not trying to sell their parts?
I'm with Jfloren on the rotors...seems like a bazaar decision given most people fun 6 bolt hubs.
I wasn't sure if the different caliper material mentioned in the press releases was different compared to the M985/M988 brakes for the M987. If its the M987, it seems holding out for the M9000/M9020 brakes is worth it - just hope the Avid X9 brakes last another couple of months! Loving my XT brakes on my other bikes, just want something lighter and just as reliable for the race rig.
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