Chigasaki Style: Introducing Disc brakes in March.
by: Naoki Sakai

Happy first day of March, everyone!  The weather’s been a bit gloomy the past few days, but should get better this weekend, and into next week.  Spring is here?  Hope so!! 🙂  Here at Y’s Road Chigasaki, we are introducing disc brakes, from March 1-31.


On March 10th, one of our expert riders, Joji Koyano, will be leading a ride to test out mechanical disc brakes on Nesto bicycles, whom have generously lent us three bicycles with disc brakes for usage from today, March 1st, at least thru the tenth, for demonstration trial.  If you’re interested in either the ride/discussion on the 10th or just want to try out disc brakes before then, let us know, and we’ll arrange your demo.  


We also have bicycles with hydraulic disc brakes, including Felt FR3 Ultegra and Cannondale, equipped with the Shimano 105 R7020, for sale.  The 7000 series hydraulic brakes have been getting rave reviews with improvements over the 105 5000 series, released in 2016. 


The 7000 series brakes are excellent for all riding.  They’re powerful with less lever force required than rim or mechanical disc brakes, making modulating the power easier. They work reliably in the freezing rain of winter and in the long descents of summer mountains.  They are self centering, so the only maintenance required is replacing pads when worn out.  The R7020 levers have also improved with a full redesign.  The shape is based on the mechanical lever with the same lever design and a similar hood profile with the textured finish for grip in the wet.  It’s a better fit for the hands than the 5000 series lever, and you can feel it for yourself with the Shimano hydraulic brake testing device, below, here at our store.  


As often happens, the 2nd generation product is superior to the first, and such is the case with the 105 hydraulic disc brakes.  Come to Y’s Road Chigasaki, this month, and introduce yourself to disc brakes! Shorter, more efficient braking distance!  Better braking in wet conditions!  Great for downhill slopes!  Come see and hear the advantages on March 10th.