In this article I will share some thoughts on the Shimano Brake Pad Spacer with product number Y-8J709000. It is a cheap and simple but must have tool. Not only when travelling, but also when you are riding your indoor trainer.
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Design Shimano Brake Pad Spacer
When you are transporting your mountain bike in the back of your car, you simply remove the wheels. However you can accidentally engage the brake levers of the disc brakes when doing the frame Tetris in the back of your car. The cheap, simple but highly useful Shimano Brake Pad spacer has got you covered.
The Shimano Brake Pad Spacer for BR-M985, BR-M9000, BR-M8100, BR-M7100, BR-S700, BR-R785 and other disc brakes is a spacer which is used between the brake pads when the wheel removed.
The design features a tab which makes placing and removing the spacer easy. Also the guiding pins help to securely lock the brake pad spacer into the disc brake caliper. As you can read n the product description most Shimano disc brakes are supported.
Concluding thoughts and wrap-up
I tend to use it when I’m doing regular maintenance and cleaning of the Scott Scale 925 in my garage with the wheels removed. However I also place it in the rear disc brake when riding on an direct power indoor trainer like the Wahoo Kickr or Tacx Neo Smart Trainer.
The price-point of the Shimano Brake Pad Spacer with product number Y-8J709000 is around € 2,00. Honestly for me this is a no brainer to have just below the 5,00 mark. When transporting the mountain bike in the back of my car I use a CyclOn Chain Keeper as well.