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Shimano M396 Disc Brake

Item #: BR222C00
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Shimano M396 Disc Brake

Shimano M396 Disc Brake

Shimano's M396 disc brakes are a proven, bombproof design. They're pre-bled, easy to install and inexpensive, meaning they're perfect for the beginner or price conscious cyclist. Don’t be mistaken by the price; these perform very well and are a cinch to maintain, making them some of the best bang for the buck brakes out there. Be aware that rotors and adapters are sold separately. Always use genuine Shimano brake rotors and adaptors.

Features:

  • Opposed 2-pison design helps absorb vibrations.
  • Ergonomic 2-Finger brake lever for enhanced control.
  • One way bleeding caliper make for easy maintenance.
  • Included resin pads reduce noise and heat.
  • Non-Caustic Mineral system makes for more pleasant maintenance.
  • Adjustable reach to dial in a custom fit

Specifications:

  • Rear hose length - 1700mm
  • Front hose length - 1000mm
  • Additional hose insert and olive included for hose resizing
  • Rotor and adapters sold separately
  • 2 Year Warranty
4.4 / 5.0
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Great Value and Performance
The M396 is an excellent product. It has organic/resin pads that offer exceptional grip and stopping power. The overall design is understated, and the brake will work for XC applications. The length of the hoses is about 5 cm to long for my bike, but it is better to have some extra length to avoid having to re-bleed the system.

PROS: Durable, Easy To Install, Attractive Design

BEST USES: Upgrade, Mountain Biking, Casual Riding
December 29, 2015
Location:
Vancouver
Update to my first review
After 7 mile trail ride break in, stopping power increased noticeably. Overall a great deal and really easy to set up.

PROS: Attractive Design, Easy To Install, Durable

BEST USES: Casual Riding, Mountain Biking
June 3, 2015
Location:
Atlanta
Great brakes on a budget
Easy to shorten hose. Works well in cold temperatures on my fat bike. I have raced with these brakes in Marquette, MI and had no issues at all in nearly a year of all season use.
March 14, 2017
Purchased
1 year ago
Location:
Michigan
Great for XC or casual riding
My XC bike came with Tektro Gemini's and after a year of hard use, they started leaking out of the piston and couldn't really be bled easily. So I bought a set of these. After a full race season and 700 miles, they're still going strong, providing great stopping power for XC use. I wouldn't' put these on a DH or Enduro bike, but they are good for pretty much everything else. A really good value at $32!!!
May 19, 2017
Purchased
11 months ago
Location:
Michigan
works perfectly
Replaced a dragging rear brake for little more than the cost of new pads. Works perfectly. Actually an upgrade from my aging Hayes brake.

PROS: Easy To Install
December 21, 2015
Location:
Phoenix
Good enough inexpensive replacement
I used this for a replacement of the failing old M485's I had on a commuter. Seem to run fine and feel about the same. Can't beat the price for a drop in replacement.
May 14, 2016
Location:
Seattle
Great Budget Brake
Great budget brake. I haven't had an issue with them.
June 2, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Location:
80020
Shimano Hydraulic Brakes
Great Product so far!! major upgrade from the Avid BB5's. smoother and more stopping power!! added another too front brake!!
June 30, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Location:
Seattle, WA
Great low-cost hydraulic brake set
I put these(along with Shimano RT56 rotors) on an 08 IronHorse Maverick full suspension frame that I entirely rebuilt. First time I have used hydraulic brakes and I'm sorry I waited so long. It is an entry level set but a huge upgrade to a mechanical setup. The response from the trigger pull is fantastic. It's almost like they click when you engage the brakes. I've only got a few miles on them now and a lot of reviewers say that they gradually set in and get even more responsive. I'm not sure if there is a better value out there. If you have mechanical brakes and are looking to upgrade, this is the set to seriously consider. It is a resin brake pad set so make sure your existing rotors are compatible or just spend $20 and get a couple new ones. They are also pre-bled and come with all the hardware so you literally open the box and attach them to the bike.
May 15, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago
Location:
Charleston SC
Fit great in my trek. I just had to buy an adapter for the rear brakes but other than that they work awesome
May 19, 2017
Purchased
2 months ago

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What mounting bracket do I need to purchase to install these calipers?
David on May 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, these brakes are pre-bled to the listed length of hose in the SKU selection.
will this brake work with 160mm rotors???
pedro on Dec 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hey there! You sure can! Do you currently have 160 rotors and are just swapping out new brakes? If so, you should be fine it will work. If you are upsizing rotors make sure you buy the right 160 adaptor to properly mount the caliper. The brakes will work with 160 rotors no problem. Hope this helps.
Hi, is which side (l/r) are these set up for? Front brake with left and back brake with right?
MikeinNC on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes sir its american left-front, right-rear, british do it the other way around
What does it come with?
A shopper on Jul 13, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Mine came with the lever, caliper and hose. It was filled with fluid and bled, ready to use if the hose was the correct length for my application. I think it also came with brake pads installed.
IS THE PAR, FRONT AND REAR?
A shopper on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is not a pair. You choose either the front or rear in the drop down menu. It would be about 72$ for the pair (31.99 each)
I'm trying to find replacement pads for these and am having trouble finding a brake pad that lists these brakes specifically. Seems most brake pads for shimano don't explicitly include this model as compatible.
Wandering Wes on Oct 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Here is a link to the brake pads that you need for these brakes.
http://www.jensonusa.com/!p1hENxzbtUxAbQhbPD-sqw!/Shimano-B01S-Resin-Disc-Brake-Pad?utm_source=FRGL&utm_medium=organic&pt_source=googleads&pt_medium=cpc&pt_campaign=shopping_us&pt_keyword=&gclid=CjwKEAjwhILABRDwo8mlqt6ug38SJACNSq_kEa8vjMcYM4tmn1jxvBxFFqxAId-89gfv-aLZ6bX8KxoC9RHw_wcB
Shimano B01S Resin Disc Brake Pad
www.jensonusa.com
Shimano Shimano B01S Resin Disc Brake Pad Shimano B01S Resin Disc Brake Pad Replacement brake pad for Shimano BR-M575, BR-M495, BR-M486, BR-M485, BR-M446, BR-M445, BR-M395 & BR-T675 calipers. Includes spring Qty of "1" is enough for one caliper, front or rear (If you need replacement pads for both the front and rear order "2") Original pad, not "second generation" OEM pad for BR-M575, BR-M495, BR-M486, BR-M485, BR-M446, BR-M445, BR-M395 & BR-T675 calipers, 1st version of B01S pad Shimano part number Y8ES98030
Would these brakes fit a rear left mounted brake rotor?
victor b on Jun 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Victor,

I bought both front and rear brakesets and both work great. I had no trouble mounting the rear brake on my 2007 Cannondale. The rotor is on the left side and the caliper mounted with no problems, but you may need the correct adapter bracket to get everything to line up correctly.

Happy riding!
I want to put these on a recumbent bike. I need a tandem length for the rear brakes. What kit do I need to buy to make the hose longer?
Brad R on Jun 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Sorry, Shimano does not sell their hose in a bulk or tandem length. You best bet may be mechanical disc brakes.
This value is the front and the back
Jonatasfelipe31@hotmail.com on Nov 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: no - for front OR back, not ANDsingle.
Are these breaks preblead?
James on Apr 19, 2016

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