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Shimano XT BR-M785B 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 BR-M785B Disc Brake
 
4.8

(based on 63 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (52)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (47)
  • Lightweight (36)
  • Versatile (27)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Good power output (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (57)
    • Extreme sports (9)
    • Commuting/city (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (39), Casual/ recreational (13), Competitive cyclist (9)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (50), Comfort oriented (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (60)

    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

    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
     
    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
       
      4.0

      Great brakes, great upgrade

      By Los racing

      from Puerto Rico

      About Me Competitive Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Lightweight
      • Soft
      • Upgrade

      Cons

      • Brake Too Low

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

      Great breaks, easy to install, looks great on the handle bar and perform well. although the lever is low, is still has stopping power. i would prefer higher, but I guess the bike shop bled the breaks and said that was the best. Still great breaks. I spec compatible

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

      Excellent stopping power

      By Lee

      from Santa Barbara, CA

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

        Upgrade from stock brakes.

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

        No Complaints

        By JackL

        from Allen, TX

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

          These brakes work reliably and quietly. The modulation is great. I'm 225 lbs, took them to Sedona and there was no fade or lack of power. Can't come up with any shortcomings; it's nice to have something just work and you don't have to think about it or fiddle with it.

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

          Best disc brakes I have used.

          By Paul

          from Boston

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Great modulation
          • Lightweight
          • Quite
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

            I feel Shimano has finally cracked the hydro disc brake nut with these brakes. Fantastic modulation, great power, and NO SQUEAL! I have used Formula (2x), Hayes, Avid (3x), and Shimano disc brakes.

            There was no bedding in period and they have incredibly consistent power. Going on the end of my second season without bleeding. Along with Fox forks, SPD pedals, and Chris King hubs, these are a must have on every bike I will ever own.

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

            Great brakes for a great price

            By Chyna

            from St George UT

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Extreme Sports
              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

              Great stopping power , easy maintenance , availability of replacement parts.

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

              Awesome Brakes

              By Michael

              from PNW

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Bleed
              • Great stopping power
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                Love Shimano brakes. My new bike came stock with Avid Elixirs that had no stopping power at all. After some frustrating attempts to get a proper bleed on the Avid brakes I decided to upgrade to Shimano. The improvement is incredible.

                I now have one finger stopping power. I have no fear charging into a corner or down a hill now. The chrome levers really classed up my cockpit too. On top of the excellent performance, bleeding these brakes is quick and easy.

                One of the best upgrades for my bike.

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

                Rear XT BR-M785B disc brake

                By chazistic

                from Pittsburgh, PA

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Lightweight
                • Versatile

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                  This is a great disc brake. Leaps of improvement over 5 year old Avid Elixir 5's that I was running. Comes with a Brake lever, hose, caliper set with pads. The pads have cooling fins on them to radiate heat better. Does not come with disc brake trimming tools but does have an olive and a barb included. Trimming and putting them on takes 30-45 minutes and I'm not the most technically adept guy either. Great set of brakes. Being a sram fan for years, this proves me wrong.

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

                  Just really good brakes

                  By Armando

                  from Ontario , Ca

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                    Just get these brakes. These are the type of brakes you just know they'll work no mater what. Great power and modulation. I have Shimano's on both my bikes. Never going back to those Avid's

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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