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Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake

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Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake

Shimano XT is known for their great braking power. This servo wave braking system has a 125% power rating! Shimano has yet again improved this braking system by integrating over-sized 22mm Ceramic pistons. This increases braking power and reduce vibration. Not only are these excellent brakes, but they are easy to maintain, with the one- way bleed that was integrated into the prior year’s XTR braking system.
Features:

  • Sero wave disc brake system
  • 125% power rating
  • Over- sized 22mm Ceramic pistons
  • Ice- Tech brake pads
  • Easy- bleed system
  • Hydraulic Hose Length: 1000mm (front), 1700mm (rear)

Specifications

Series

Deore XT

Brake Type

Disc Brake

Compatible Brake Lever

BL-M785/ BL-T785 (i-spec "A")

Brake Pad Types

F03C Metal

Hydraulic Fluid

Shimano Mineral

Brake Hose Type

SM-BH90-SB

Caliper Mount Type

International standard/ Post mount

Piston Type

Opposed 2- piston

Weight (Caliper, hose, and lever)

299 grams

Contents in box:

  • Caliper (single)
  • Lever (single)
  • Pre-bled Hose

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake
 
4.8

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (39)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great stopping power (34)
  • Easy to install (33)
  • Fade- free (27)
  • Sturdy design (27)
  • Handles elements well (23)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (38)
    • Wet / rain (7)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (34), Competitive cyclist (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (39)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Powerful and quiet!

    I put these on my Specialized Enduro, replacing the Elixirs it came with, and am very happy with them so far.

    I was worried they would be...Read complete review

    I put these on my Specialized Enduro, replacing the Elixirs it came with, and am very happy with them so far.

    I was worried they would be "grabby" but that is not the case. With the servowave technology you can adjust it to your braking style. The reach adjust is super easy to set up. The brakes were easy to install with a great factory bleed and hose length.

    After a few rides on them from XC to Shore downhill, I can say I have confidence in these brakes and would recommend them highly!

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Undecided

    I no longer need a bell for my bike or surprise other hikers on the trail. This is due to the fact that you can hear my brake from a mile away. I've cleaned...Read complete review

    I no longer need a bell for my bike or surprise other hikers on the trail. This is due to the fact that you can hear my brake from a mile away. I've cleaned the pads and the rotor which didn't fix the issue. After reading all the hype about these brakes I am unimpressed.

    I switched from an Avid Elixir CR brake, which had zero problems. I am now sorry I switched and will go back to my Avid brake.

    Reviewed by 48 customers

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    5.0

    Best non-4piston brakes money can buy

    By Doba

    from Aviano, Italy

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Install
    • Fade- Free
    • Great Stopping Power
    • Handles Elements Well
    • Lightweight
    • Sturdy Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

      Flat out best value for some amazing brakes. I'm 240lbs geared up riding Yeti ASR-7. I ride DH mostly and these do an incredible job at slowing me down when I need it. Just today they saved me from certain peril going down a super sketchy trail section. It was wet and I was sliding off the trail and these got me under control and pointed back at the trail. I recommend them to everyone talking about buying new brakes.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      well worth the price

      By socalshreder

      from Yucaipa, CA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Fade- Free
      • Great Stopping Power
      • Handles Elements Well
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Dh
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

        Brakes work amazing no matter the conditions. The lever design is the best. One finger trigger! There easy to bleed too.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Great Brakes!

        By Lost in the Woods

        from Central Texas

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Great Stopping Power
        • Handles Elements Well
        • Modulation
        • Sturdy Design

        Cons

        • Heavy
        • Long Lines

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Wet Conditions

        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

        I ordered a set for my 2010 Roscoe. The brake lines were a little long for my XL frame which meant I had to cut. Thankfully, Shimano provided all the needed pieces to cut the lines. The bleed free instructions are perfect and the vice block hose holder works wonders. I dont mind the somewhat heaviness of the brakes for the price/performance. These are not for the weight weenie in the group.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Tight performance, Smooth engagement

        By Tshock

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fade- Free
        • Great Stopping Power

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Wet Conditions

        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

        It doesn't get much better for the price. I would prefer lighter weight but that would incur higher costs. They were easy to setup. Very predictable characteristics. They look great mounted on some Northshore Billet gold anodized caliper mounts.
        180mm XT kit on a sub-23lb rigid Niner One9. Very pleased I didn't buy Avids.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best brakes I've used..

        By harvinson

        from Vancouver, BC

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Install
        • Fade- Free
        • Great Stopping Power

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

          These were an upgrade for my RM Slayer over the Formula brakes - these are better in every way.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Undecided

          By Disappointed

          from Utah

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Bleed
          • Easy To Install
          • Sturdy Design

          Cons

          • Noisy
          • Ugly

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

          I no longer need a bell for my bike or surprise other hikers on the trail. This is due to the fact that you can hear my brake from a mile away. I've cleaned the pads and the rotor which didn't fix the issue. After reading all the hype about these brakes I am unimpressed.

          I switched from an Avid Elixir CR brake, which had zero problems. I am now sorry I switched and will go back to my Avid brake.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          XT Brakes

          By Danny V.

          from Norco, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Great Stopping Power
          • Sturdy Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

              The best brakes that I have used so far.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Brilliant.

              By ridgerunner

              from Broomfield, CO

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Install
              • Fade- Free
              • Great Stopping Power
              • Handles Elements Well
              • Lightweight
              • Sturdy Design

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

                The XT levers were easy to install and setup. Even shortening the hoses was simple and did not require re-bleeding. Modulation and overall feel is great. Works well even when dirty.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I did buy this product again!

                By Ninjaboy

                from West Covina,CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fade- Free
                • Great Stopping Power

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

                  Great brakes, I like it so much that I bought another set for my third bike!

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Avid Mountain Rider

                  By SaiyanFury

                  from North Central Florida

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Fantasticly Smooth
                  • Gives Great Confidence
                  • Great Stopping Power
                  • Handles Elements Well
                  • Lightweight
                  • Squeak Free

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking
                    • Wet Conditions

                    Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785 Pre-Bled Disc Brake:

                    I upgraded to these levers and calipers along with a set of IceTech rotors as well from the Avid Juicy Threes that came on my KHS Velvet. The difference is night and day. My Avid's squealed like pigs and they required a colossal amount of pull in order to lock the wheels. And there's a tonne of rough rubbing before I come to a stop. These XTs are as smooth as butter and I can stop so fast I compress the firm FOX Talas fork I use quite a bit and I only weigh about 150 lbs. Truly some epic brakes, even if they're a bit pricey. They do lack rotors, but knowing that, these are higher end brakes than a lot of the other available options. Not to mention these levers look completely boss on my handlebars.

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