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Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake

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Shimano M640 Zee Hydraulic Disc Brake

Shimano Zee in a new line of gravity components that comes at a friendlier price point than the Shimano Saint big brother. The new Zee hydraulic disc brakes feature a powerful four piston caliper and shorty style brake levers. The brakes come with Ice Technology brake pads that will help keep your brakes running cool even when the downhill course gets gnarly. Zee brakes have One-Way bleeding, for fast and easy maintenance.

  • I-spec B
  • I-spec "B" type is the newer version, for the older I-spec "A" type click here .
  • SERVO WAVE lever pivot
  • Shorty Levers
  • High rigidity ceramic pistons for heat insulation
  • Anti-slip dimpled lever blade
  • Radiation fin pad with new metallic compound to improve control and consistency
  • Super stiff high power 3-layer brake hose for a more consistent lever feel
  • One-Way bleed for easy and clean servicing
  • 4 piston caliper
  • Note: Rotor is not included
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Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake
 
4.6

(based on 17 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Modulation (4)
  • Easy to install (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Downhill (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (17)

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    5.0

    I would buy this product again and again

    By Cesar

    from Mexico

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

          Freeride

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          is worth the money

          By Baby Tay

          from Port Angeles, Washington

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                I like the ZEE brake. good price from jenson. I am using for dh . The cable was a bit long for my bike. I have a medium. The factory bleed was a bit mushy. With a better bleed these hook up and stop you.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Same Power and Feel As Saints

                By Sub-ROSA

                from In Your Backyard

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Basically Cheaper Saints
                • Excellent Feel
                • Excellent stopping power
                • Excellent Threshold Feel
                • Relatively inexpensive

                Cons

                • Need Tools To Adjust Reac
                • No Saint Tool-less Reach

                Best Uses

                • All Mountainenduro
                • Downhill

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                After installing Saints on my first two Enduro bikes, and on my current DH bike, I decided to save some money and buy the Zees for my current All Mountain/Enduro bike.
                They're basically Saints, but without the tool-free reach adjust, and contact adjustment that doesn't exist on the Saints either, despite there being a adjustment screw(with loc-tite on it..go figure).
                I paid $600 for the Saints with rotors, and paid a little less than $400 for the Zee's with the same rotors(Ice Tech). It's a fricken no-brainer, and I wish I would've bought Zee's instead of my other Saints.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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                5.0

                Powerful Brakes for the Price

                By Jonesy

                from Southern Oregon

                Pros

                • 4 Piston
                • Easy To Install
                • Great stopping power
                • Looks good
                • Uses Mineral Oil

                Cons

                • Brake Pads Are Spendy

                Best Uses

                • all mountain
                • Downhill
                • Enduro
                • MTB

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                I bought a set of these brakes to replace a set of Hayes Stroker Trails. WOW, they are awesome! Installation was easy. When bleeding the brakes, you don't have to worry about the oil eating the paint if you spill a drop. When you pair the brakes with the Ice Tech rotors, they are almost impossible to overheat. The only gripe I have is that replacement pads are expensive. Especially the ones with the heat fin.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great brake for a great price

                By Sean

                from Vancouver

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Install
                • Modulation
                • Stopping power

                Cons

                • Factory Bleed

                Best Uses

                • DH

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                Great brake and a great price, pretty much as good as a saint. Out of the box bleed is pretty weak (my front was stronger than my back) but a proper bleed will fix that. Overall good brake

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Love these brakes!!!

                By Jimmy S.

                from La Verne, CA

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 4 Piston
                • Brakes
                • Downhill
                • Freeride
                • Shimano
                • Zee

                Cons

                • none

                Best Uses

                • Downhill
                • Freeride

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                I bought these to replace Avid Code 5 brakes that came on my Kona Operator. These have a smoother lever pull and once broken in are very predictable and give me that added level of confidence. Unless you want to spend the extra to run Saint's, these are just as good IMO.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Powerful

                By sanook

                from Fernie BC Canada

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Modulation
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Not light
                • Work Poor With Avid Rotor

                Best Uses

                • Everything

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                great brakes for a great price. Unless you care about grams or something.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                ZEE BRAKES

                By Ivan G.

                from Rutherfordton, NC

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy Installation
                • Firm Lever Feel
                • Good modulation
                • Good stopping power

                Cons

                • Tool Needed Reach Adjust

                Best Uses

                • Agressive Downhill
                • Enduro
                • Super-d

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                Very pleased with ease of installation. Was able to shorten the rear hose and rout it internally without the need re-bleed the brakes, after watching a quick how-to video from Shimano.

                I am 190lb very agressive XC racer, who dabbles in Enduro and Super-D style events on a 29er hardtail at the expert level.
                I was willing to give up a slight weight penalty over the XT's for the abundant quad piston power of downhill brakes. Maybe overkill for my application, but so far I love the worry free stopping power, and quiet operation.

                It did take a little time to get used to the power, as I found myself inadvertantly locking up a wheel from time to time as this was never really an option before coming from Magura MT-S.

                I also found myself wishing the ZEE's had the tool free reach adjust found on the more expensive models, as the pad engagement and lever travel seemed to change (reduce) during use becoming almost too firm during decents.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                All the power I need

                By Dan the Man

                from Logan, UT

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Easy To Install
                • Looks great
                • LOTS OF POWER
                • Plenty Of Cable
                • Smooth

                Cons

                • None so far

                Best Uses

                • all mountain

                Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                These brakes are awesome. They have plenty of stopping power, but are not sticky as I thought they might be. Easy to apply light, smooth breaking, but if you grab a handful hang on, because they will stop you VERY quickly.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great brake for the proce

                By Dizzy d

                from Plattsburgh, NY

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • feel
                • Function

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • DH

                  Comments about Shimano Zee BR-M640 Disc Brake:

                  Work great and easy to install.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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