It comes down to the limiting material compatibilities of mineral oil brake fluids. The rubber system seals that are used in DOT fluid brakes have a broader range of operating temperatures compared to those required in mineral oil brakes. This offers DOT fluid brakes superior performance when the brake is subjected to high system heat, or cold weather conditions.
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- Are SRAM DB8 mineral oil Levers ambidextrous?
- Is the SRAM DB8 mineral oil brake suitable for all bikes, including e-bikes?
- Does DB8 come with Sintered or Organic brake pads?
- What kind of handlebar clamp does SRAM DB8 mineral oil brake use?
- Can I put a lever blade from another SRAM brake on my SRAM DB8 mineral oil brake?
- Is Mineral Oil brake fluid less toxic than DOT brake fluid?
- What are the benefits of mineral oil over DOT?
- Why can’t you use mineral oil to also make the lowest maintenance high performance brake?
- Why is the Maxima Mineral Oil colored green?