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Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake

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Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake

Riding comfortably at high speeds requires an unconscious, intuitive confidence in your machine. It requires knowing that whatever conditions you come across your brakes will be ready and able to deliver reliable control in any situation. Say hello to XT Brakes, and say goodbye to compromise. The integration of Servo-Wave brake-boosting technology into XT brakes delivers gobs of lightweight stopping power.

With 22mm ceramic pistons to increase power, reduce vibrations and shed performance-sapping heat, coupled with innovative IceTech aluminum-core rotors (sold separately) to even further keep heat buildup at bay, these all-new brakes maintain cool, quiet performance under fire

  • Servo wave levers with tool free stroke and position adjustment
  • All Shimano pre-bled brakes come with hose insert, and olive for cutting and resizing the hose to the proper length
  • I-spec shift lever compatible
  • 2-finger brake lever
  • One-way bleeding caliper and hinged lever clamp for easy installation and maintenance
  • Opposed ceramic 2-piston design helps absorb rotor heat and vibration
  • High rigidity caliper for strong braking with minimal weight
  • +25% power increase over BR-M975
  • Hub/Brake Compatibility: 6-Bolt Disc/Center-Lock Disc
  • Rotor and adaptor not included
  • Caliper Type: 74mm Post Mount
  • Hydraulic Hose Length: 1000mm (front), 1700mm (rear)
  • Metal ICE TECH pads with radiator fins
  • Minor change to mounting hole dimensions from previous version. By this change, caliper mount width become a little wider and might cause interference with frames designed for current dimensions. Please check it with BR-M820 or BR-M640 that have already designed with new caliper mount width
  • 2011-2013 model year I-spec shifters are not directly compatible with BL-M785-B levers and will require ISMSL78BP I-spec conversion kit
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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake
 
4.8

(based on 25 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (17)
  • Lightweight (16)
  • Versatile (8)
  • Easy to install (5)
  • Great modulation (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (21)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (16), Casual/ recreational (6)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (19)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (23)

    Reviewed by 25 customers

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    5.0

    Best Brakes for the bucks

    By Jack Smash

    from Reno, NV

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Excellent Modulation
    • Great stopping power
    • Lightweight
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

        If your bike came with another brand of brake, swap to these.

        • Cycling Style:
        • Speed Oriented
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome!

        By Jackson

        from Salt Lake City, UT

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Great stopping power
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Extreme Sports
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

          These brakes rock! Very good braking power and good for the wallet too, Don't regret buying these at all!

          • Cycling Style:
          • Speed Oriented
           
          5.0

          great brakes, great price

          By weastcoast meds

          from victoria, BC

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great feel
          • Lightweight
          • Price

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

            I replaced my 2010 Saints with these XT's as i like a very compact single finger lever. I am very impressed with the feel and performance of the XT's.I ride a Knolly Delirium with a heavy build and the XT's have more than enouph braking power.Ive found all the brakes ive tryed to have too much free stroke for me, so i modify the shimano bleed spacers ( thinner ) to allow a slight overfill of the fluid which keeps my pads closer to the disks and reducing alot of unwanted free stroke. Once dailed in like this the XT's feel great and with Jensons price its a no brainer.

            • Cycling Style:
            • Speed Oriented
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The best brakes period!

            By Jonathan Trailslayer

            from Kansas City, Mo

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Good Modulation
            • Quick Reaction
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

              Great brakes! Very powerful and good modulation. Does not skid the tire out. it slows them down! Had avids before and braking power did not compare!

              • Cycling Style:
              • Speed Oriented
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Great choice, highly recommended

              By Skedasticity

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Commuting/City
                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

                I upgraded to these from some Elixir 7s that were having issues with air bubbles and consistent feel from ride to ride. These are absolutely solid brakes and have performed great so far. I really like the lever feel for one finger braking and the consistent performance. Stopping power is great as well. Many people say that Shimanos feel a little to binary and don't modulate as well as other brakes but I haven't had any issues.

                • Cycling Style:
                • Speed Oriented
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great brakes

                By Mike

                from Whistler, BC

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

                  Awesome stopping power. Worth every penny

                  • Cycling Style:
                  • Speed Oriented
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Awesome brakes for the money

                  By Mike V

                  from Rockford Il.

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Brake Power
                  • Great modulation
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Trail

                    Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

                    This is a great pair of brakes looks great also Full of power, 3 months and works as well as the first time, even better..

                    • Cycling Style:
                    • Speed Oriented
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Excellent Brakes

                    By Thai

                    from Irvine, CA

                    About Me Competitive Cyclist

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Durable
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Mountain Biking

                      Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

                      Excellent brakes for the price. Great stopping power and easy to feather. These brakes will last you for years. Just make sure you bleed them once or twice a year and replace the pads as needed. I would recommend any XT product. It's nice that the brakes come pre-bled, but most of the time you will need to trim the cable down anyway.

                      • Cycling Style:
                      • Speed Oriented
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      great buy

                      By wold river rider

                      from memphis, tn

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

                        i upgraded from avid elixir 3 and feel it is a big improvment. lighter and more responsive. great buy.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Great brakes.

                        By Dominick

                        from Phoenix, AZ

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Great Feel Great Stoppin
                        • Great stopping power

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Good All Around
                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about Shimano XT M785B Hydraulic Disc Brake:

                          Great stopping power and feel. Go with Shimano's Ice rotors and you will have a great fade free brake set. These brakes are as good as any other Shimano or competitors brakes.

                          • Cycling Style:
                          • Speed Oriented
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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