Shimano Saint review

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£122.42

Shimano Saint

BikeRadar verdict

70.0 out of 5 stars

"Neat looking brake but low on power and heat resistance for really heavy duty work."

Monday, January 1, 2007 12.00am By

Saint is Shimano's heavy duty DH/ freeride group - not that you'd know it from this slimline stopper. Typically for Shimano, power for a given lever heave is low and, even with a 203mm rotor, it's nearer other brakes with a 160mm rotor. The single-piece calliper gives impeccable control when cool but power faded dramatically once the rotor really started cooking, so it's not good for dragging down big mountains. The oversized Center Lock rotor only fits Saint hubs, so you'll most likely use a standard Center Lock or six-bolt (via an adaptor) Shimano rotor. Bleeding is easy, the levers are colour matched and the price is low, even if weight is high.

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Specification

Name:
Saint Hydraulic Brakes
Brand:
Shimano
Price:
£122.42

Front And Rear Brakes Sold Separately:
t
Front Disc Diameter:
203
Open System:
t
Rear Disc Diameter:
203
Weight (g):
545
Available Colours:
Black Silver
Front/Rear Caliper:
Front Rear
Cable/Hydraulic Lever:
Hydraulic
Brake Pad Type:
Sintered (Disc)
Rotor Fitting:
Center Lock
Brake Caliper Type:
Hydraulic Disc
Brake Lever Type:
Hydraulic
Material:
Alloy
Road/Performance Compatibility:
Downhill Extreme MTB Freeride Freeride(lite)
Brake Fluid:
Mineral
Braking System Includes:
Levers
Brake Rotor Diameters:
160mm 203mm
Mount Compatibility:
adaptors available included adapter IS Mount Post Mount

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