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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 45 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (36)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (32)
  • Lightweight (25)
  • Versatile (18)
  • Easy to install (7)
  • Good power output (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking (40)
    • Extreme sports (6)
    • Commuting/city (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Avid cyclist (28), Casual/ recreational (9), Competitive cyclist (6)
      • Cycling Style:
      • Speed oriented (35)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (43)

    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 product.ridiculous price

    By Lucky

    from Stuart fl

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Amazing Stopping Power
    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

    Mix of cross country mtb and trail riding, brakes have worked flawlessly

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

    Best Brakes money can get at this range

    By Big Steve

    from Alberta, Canada

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy install
    • Lightweight
    • Responsive
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

      This product is one of the best brakes you can get for this price range, there is absolutely no comparison; expicially because these were on sale with a really good price compared to the competitors out there.

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

      Replaced the factory OEM brakes

      By Dave the spinner

      from Denver, CO

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to install
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

        Replaced my OEM brakes which had a poor feel and always seemed to need to be bleed.
        I'm mechanically inclined although had never tackled this type of replacement. They easily swapped with my existing brakes, and the parts to shorten the hoses were all included. Most importantly, these brakes are pre bleed and worked great once installed.
        Easy to adjust reach and minimal break in needed. Wow! Very happy with the change.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome, reliable, quiet.

        By Joe the Canuck

        from Madison, Wisconsin

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Quiet
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Extreme Sports
          • Mountain Biking

          Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

          I replaced my Avid Elixir 5s with these brakes, and what a world of improvement. These brakes have excellent stopping power and are 100% consistent. The feel and modulation is exactly the same every time I use them. Great brakes.

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

          Great brakes for great price

          By Dcibula

          from Newton, Iowa

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Easy install

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

            I have these brakes on my 29" mountain bike. I don't mind having mix and match components, so for the sake of comparison I have the Shimano Zee on the front and these XT's on the rear. The Zee's were about $65 more and I honestly can say the XT''s might be just a little better. Super easy installation, tool free pull adjustment which is great in the fly. And let's not forget about the stopping power which is amazing. Best bang for your buck right here, if you need to upgrade brakes these are the ones.

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Holy BRAKES!!

            By Jdobbratz97

            from Green Bay, WI

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Awesomeness
            • Durable
            • Easy to install
            • Lightweight
            • Price
            • Quiet
            • Versatile

            Cons

            • Didn't Buy Them Sooner

            Best Uses

            • Extreme Sports
            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

            These brakes replaced the Avid Elixir 5's that came with my bike. As someone who is newer to mountain biking, and a former motocrosser, I thought that hydraulic brakes on bicycles were not great and it was just something I'd have to get used to. I ended up having issues with both the front and rear Elixir 5, so I brought it to my LBS for work. For what it cost to repair the brakes, plus they each needed pads, I decided to upgrade. After asking around, the Shimano Deore XT is what was recommended. That's the point where my world was turned upside down...

            I got the brakes and decided I was going to install them myself. It was so easy that I thought I did something wrong! After about 973 nose wheelies in the yard, I decided they were ready for the trail.

            Once on the trail, the difference between the XT's and the Elixir 5's was stupid. It was like I didn't previously even have brakes! The feel was perfect, the stopping power was jaw dropping, the women wouldn't stop giving me their number. These brakes should be renamed "Shimano RoXTar".

            After reading a few reviews here on Jenson, I was a bit worried about the levers. I read a few reviews about people not liking the shorter levers. I typically only use a max of two fingers on the brakes anyways, so I took the chance. I personally love the feel of the levers. If you used more than three fingers to pull in the lever, you'd probably go over the bars. That isn't a joke, but something I've actually said in seriousness to my buddies.

            These brakes were the best upgrade I could've made to my bike. They feel more like the very powerful brakes on my motocross bike than I could've ever expected. I'm hoping I can buy another set to put on my other bike. I used to think the brakes on my other bike were good (Hayes something or other), but these XT's are better than those, too.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            The best brakes around

            By Big D

            from Santa Rosa, CA

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Mountain Biking

                Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                Shimano brakes are the best hands down! The XT's are no exception.

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

                The Standard for Brakes

                By Copper Harbor Maniac

                from Michigan

                About Me Competitive Cyclist

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                  I've never worried about brake fade issues with these brakes. Never have brake drag issues that always is an issue with AVID. They are relatively lightweight and the pads last longer then any other setups I've used. For the adjustability and price I don't think you can get anything better.

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

                  Excellent Upgrade!!!!!

                  By Rick

                  from Fajardo, PR

                  About Me Competitive Cyclist

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Good sizefit

                  Cons

                  • NA

                  Best Uses

                  • Mountain Biking

                  Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                  Best shipping every!!!!

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

                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Good not great

                  By Craig

                  from Murrieta, CA

                  About Me Casual/ Recreational

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Durable
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Mountain Biking

                    Comments about Shimano XT BR-M785B Disc Brake:

                    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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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