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Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake

USD$113.99 19% off USD$139.99 msrp
Item #: BR232C04
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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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Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake
 
4.8

(based on 71 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (59)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (52)
  • Lightweight (39)
  • Versatile (30)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (65)
  • Extreme sports (9)
  • Commuting/city (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (45), Casual/ recreational (13), Competitive cyclist (11)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (58), Comfort oriented (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (68)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

SERIOUSLY?!

Nice brakes - Grabbed a handful first day out after install while riding Tenneessee Valley in Marin and ended up underneath my Seven!

Nice brakes - Grabbed a handful first day out after install while riding Tenneessee Valley in Marin and ended up underneath my Seven!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good not great

Replaced Elixer 5 and is better plus easier to use but does not have braking strength that I have read on other reviews for rear brake even after installing 180mm rotor. Love the levers...Read complete review

Replaced Elixer 5 and is better plus easier to use but does not have braking strength that I have read on other reviews for rear brake even after installing 180mm rotor. Love the levers and adjustability but needs more bite.

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5.0

Flawless as excpected

By EB9

from New Hampshire

About Me Avid Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

      As expected XT sets the bar and strikes the perfect balance between performance, reliability and price.

      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed Oriented
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      Still the strongest value in brakes

      By Bamboo

      from Woodstock, ga

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

        Using on a singlespeed in north Georgia

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

        Best upgrade for the money.....

        By Walker

        from Dallas, TX

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

          Awesome performance like always on the XTs. Don't think I could ever justify the XTRs for the performance of the XTs. For me the weight savings is not important to go to the XTRs.

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

          Stellar braking system

          By J Dubya

          from San Tan Valley, AZ

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

            Went right on with no problems. Since they come pre-bled, I didn't need to worry about mess or hassle. I adjusted the lever feel for my own preferences and I was done. They work so much better and quieter than the Formula brake set-up they replaced.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best upgrade for a MTB.

            By Murse1

            from canyon lake, ca

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                powerful, perfect modulation, true one finger braking,

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

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Overall best brakes available

                By Albacore

                from Menifee, CA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                  I can't say a bad thing about these brakes. When you look at their performance, longevity, ease of use & maintenance, and affordability you won't find a better brakeset. I've always loved the ergonomics of Shimano brake levers and the one finger design is comfortable and all you need for great stopping power.

                  Installed on 29er FS enduro bike with 180 mm rotors.

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

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Best brakes on the market for the price

                  By AJ

                  from Fort lauderdale, Florida

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                    Mountain biking all mountain/xc

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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    No more brake dragging

                    By Retired guy

                    from Baton Rouge, LA

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                        Replaced troublesome Avid Elixir 1's with these. The Avids would drag on the rotors in hot weather.

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

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great Upgrade!!

                        By Frank the tank

                        from South Florida

                        About Me Casual/ Recreational

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Durable
                        • Lightweight
                        • Versatile

                        Cons

                        • None so far

                        Best Uses

                        • Mountain Biking

                        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                        Great upgrade over the factory hydro brakes on my bike. Lines are extremely long so make sure you have the bleed kit to trim and bleed the lines after install.

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

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        By Blur

                        from 94087

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Awesome Product And Servuce
                        • Durable

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Mountain Biking

                          Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                          Easy instructions. Easy to install.

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

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