11) How does the play adjustment differ from the traditional adjustment of the centre-to-centre distance already available on the previous versions of the Brembo RCS brake master cylinder?
Centre-to-centre distance adjustment acts on the entire lever stroke, from the start of braking until reaching the desired pressure. Play adjustment, on the other hand, acts only on the very initial part of the stroke, the bite point.
12) Instead, what is the adjustment of the lever from the handlebar?
With this adjustment, the distance of the brake lever can be positioned to the value the rider wants based hand size and specific preferences. Also, lever distance adjustment is predisposed for the application of the Remote Adjusting device, which allows the brake lever to be adjusted by acting on a knob located near the left hand grip, a very popular feature in racing use. This adjustment obviously does not have an impact on actual braking, but it allows the distance of the lever from the handlebar to be varied in order to adapt it to the hand, simply affecting its ergonomics.
13) How do the adjustments interact and how many combinations are available?
If we exclude the adjustment of the lever from the handlebar which is achieved with a series of clicks, the two systems that allow the lever centre-to-centre distance and stroke to be set are entirely independent of one another. Integration of the two and the 6 combinations integrate perfectly with one another, allowing very fine tuning of the braking maps.
14) Are there recommended play adjustments for each situation or riding style?
There are no detailed guidelines. The adjustment settings must be made considering the conditions of the terrain and the bike's settings, but above all, your own personal needs. However, you do need to know the effects these adjustments have on braking: adjustment of the lever centre-to-centre distance acts on the entire lever stroke, making braking more responsive (int. 20) or more modular (int. 18). Adjustment of the play determines the braking start point: with the R map, braking starts as soon as you touch the lever; with the N map, this bite is softened, whereas with the S map, an intermediate response is achieved.
15) Does the 19RCS CORSA CORTA on the track have lower performance than a traditional radial master cylinder?
Absolutely not. The performance is the same as that of the already tried and true 19RCS. Just imagine that some riders have asked to use it on the track for professional racing.