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Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers

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Shimano BL-M785 Brake Levers
The next generation XT brake levers feature Servo Wave modulation providing greater maximum power and an ultra-sleek and sexy design borrowed from the top-of-the-line XTR.  Compatible with Ispec shifter mount.  266gr/pair.

  • Servo-Wave technology
  • Free stroke adjuster
  • Tool-less reach adjuster
  • One-way bleeding system
  • Ispec compatible


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Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers
 
4.7

(based on 6 reviews)

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    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain biking (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Avid cyclist (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Great Disc Brake Levers

      By Mr XT

      from San Luis Obispo

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Modulation
      • Power
      • Smooth Action

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking
        • Upgrade

        Comments about Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers:

        Amazing that you can get power and modulation in the same lever/master cylinder

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Solid Brakes

        By acaiaca

        from Sunnyvale, CA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Easy To Install
        • Function

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking
          • Upgrade

          Comments about Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers:

          As always, easy to install Shimano XTs. They bite hard and have little to no fade when going down Downieville. Worthwhile upgrade.

          Only issue is with design when mixed with user error. I wasn't paying attention when making some fine tune adjustments and turned my torque wrench up too many newton meters and broke the handle bar clip on the XT lever. Yeah, definitely user error. I was still able to jimmy-rig a solution to get down Downieville Classic. But, had to buy a whole new brake lever afterwards. Shimano should design in a throw-away $10 piece that isolates the handle bar clamp from the rest of the lever so if it does break, then the whole lever doesn't need to be replaced.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          As good as ever.

          By Pain Freak

          from Fontana, CA

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Install
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Casual Riding
            • Mountain Biking
            • Racing
            • Road Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers:

            I've had dozens of brakes and Shimano is way ahead of the rest with these XT's.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Tight,compact and work well

            By Chris

            from newbury park,ca

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers:

            tight,compact, feels right on spot

             
            5.0

            Look no further, The best brake is here.

            By EricEPark

            from Lake Forest, CA

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Excellent Modulation
            • LOTS OF POWER
            • Smooth lever

            Cons

            • Chrome finish

            Best Uses

            • Stopping Power

            Comments about Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers:

            Say goodbye to Avid, Hayes, Formula, and so on. This is hands the the best brake ever. You'll know the difference the moment you pull the lever for the first time. Brake feels very precise, super smooth. and there's more than enough braking power. I would recommend this brake everyone.

            The chrome part of the master cylinder is paint. Which means, if you crash, the paint will come off. Just FYI.

             
            5.0

            Excellent Modulation!!

            By Jeremiah

            from Aliso Viejo

            Comments about Shimano XT BL-M785-L Brake Levers:

            Great lever modulation when used with m785 calipers and RT-86 Rotors. Minimal fade, and easy to bleed system. Use high flow tubing from shimano. Caution, brake levers are powerful and "grabby" Bad part, is I had deffective front brake lever from shimano, and I needed a lever in order to make an epic ride that weekend. So I shelled out some cash to come to the Riverside, CA will call center from Orange County. Lastly, Shimano did replace deffective lever within 3 days for free. "Clicking" SLR plastic roll guide was cracked out of factory. A similar sound of classic V-brake SLR clicking sound and return engagement. Needs to be made of metal not plastic or resin. Now I have a good new spare from Shimano just in case. :)

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