2012 will be a big year for the average rider thanks to the upcoming release of the next generation of brakes from Shimano, the Shimano 2012 SLX Brakes, which now comes equipped with a 30 speed drivetrain.
The retooled brakes will definitely make MTB riders happy because of all the unique quirks and features rolled into the 2012 model. This includes cooling fins supported by a radiator for the brake pads, one new cool feature for the SLX series.
The SLX also gets to emulate another set of brakes in the form of the Shimano XTR thanks to the addition of an inline orientation for the master cylinder, which made the Shimano XTR brake series so outstanding.
The 2012 version of the Shimano brakes will also follow the one-way bleeding system to make it completely efficient and gives an extra stopping power for its user.