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Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake

Item #: BR246C00
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For little more than the cost of a mechanical brake, you can enjoy the benefits of a hydraulic disc brake. Shimano created an economical hydraulic brake that is still backed by Shimano’s quality. The M445 is a perfect upgrade for your crosscountry bike, or all mountain bike.

  • Pre-bled
  • 95cm front cable, 170cm rear cable
  • Opposed 2 piston caliper
  • Resin pads
  • Post Mount design
  • Rotor not included
  • Integrated bleed port
  • Uses mineral oil

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Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake
 
4.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

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4.0

good value for product

By steve

from terrace b.c. canada

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Had To Adjust Hose Lenght

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake:

hdy. brakes far better than mech. brakes will be purchacing more

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Disc Brake For The Money

By Ryan

from Topeka, KS

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Easy To Install
  • Price

Cons

  • Long Hoses

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking
  • Upgrade

Comments about Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake:

A great upgrade to my aging Hayes HFX Nines. A little bit lighter and better modulation in my opinion. The pads could probably be upgraded to resin but at this price point it's a solid hydro brake system at a solid price!

The rear brake is extremely long and will probably need to be shortened on most bikes. The front could be shortened a few inches but it's nothing a few zip ties can't manage. A plus is that Shimano includes the brass fitting for doing this on both the front and rear brake.

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Slam your brakes and not your wallet

By Lastleo

from Medford, Oregon

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Great Product For Price
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cutbleed Time Involved

Best Uses

  • Mountain Biking

Comments about Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake:

Brakes are very functional. Price was hard to beat and good stopping power. 240lb rider on XC trails FS 29er. Would also recommend upgrading rotors if needed makes huge difference, very pleased with performance. The only hassle was cutting and rebleeding but that is expected.. minimal time and beverages required

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

great value

By heartland

from Indiana

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • price
  • Reliability

Cons

  • Not very powerful

Best Uses

  • Commuting
  • Mountain

Comments about Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake:

I had these brakes on my first "real" mountain bike, and they worked pretty well. They don't have enough power for one finger braking, but they get the job done and are a good brake for the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Decent but not outstanding

By Snake Plissken

from NJ

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy to Mount
  • Fair Price
  • Hardware included

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake:

      The good: it's a decent all around brake set at a fair price. Typical shimano quality and reliability. Instructions are decent and you get quite a lot of the extra parts you'll need to install. I was quite happy with how well everything mounted and adjusted.

      The bad: adequate power but not spectacular. I chose these because I was fairly content with their performance on a new bike I own. However I rode a few extremely technical areas and it revealed some limitations. Essentially, for hard tech, you'll want something more powerful. For all around trail riding, these are a good choice.

      Details: You'll need to cut the lines for an average bike. The kit comes with a new olive and barb set which is fairly easy to setup. But although the instructions say you may not have to bleed the system, you probably will. So I'd suggest order mineral oil and the funnel at the same time...or of course you could have local shop install. Otherwise they're pretty straight forward to mount up. I did have a lbs check them over to make sure I didn't screw up.

      Bottom line: not bad, but I'd suggest spending a little more and get SLX or XT.

       
      5.0

      WOW great product

      By ravi

      from Philadelphia

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Works As Promissed

      Cons

      • Doesn~'~~t Make Pancakes

      Best Uses

      • New Bike Or Upgrade

      Comments about Shimano BR-M445 Disc Brake:

      upgraded my new bike with these and they work just as good as a $300 set.

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