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Shimans BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc Brake (Front) is an entry-level model that pairs with the back version of the same model.

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Pros

Considerable stopping power - Shimano brake pads perform very well, especially when used in conjunction with oil

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Oil port enables simple lubrication process - allows oil into the reservoir without having to remove the protective cap

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Relatively quiet as compared to other after-market brake sets from Avid and Tektro - will almost certainly remain noiseless for hundreds of miles

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Modulation is highly responsive - gradual slowing is easily achieved, while break-neck stopping requires minimal effort

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Hydraulic design is much more prone to damage/failure than modern mechanical configurations - must be tirelessly maintained to ensure proper functionality

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 Shimans BR-M445 Hydraulic Disc Brake (Front) is an entry-level model that pairs with the back version of the same model. This brake system is ideal for those on a budget but who still wish to use hydraulic rather than mechanical disc brakes. This set features an ergonomic and streamlined metal brake lever and a caliper with resin Shimano brake pads. This brakeset has an integrated bleed valve and comes with mineral oil for use in the brakes. It can be used with 160, 180 or 203 millimeter brake rotors, and is recommended for use with Shimano SM-RT53 series rotors. This brake set comes in black, silver, or white finishes.

Features
  • Entry-level pricing
  • Uses mineral oil
  • Integrated bleed port
  • Streamlined brake lever
  • For use with 160mm, 180mm or 203mm rotors
  • Black, silver, white
  • Includes all necessary installation hardware
  • Ideal for mountain or hybrid bikes
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