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Shimano Deore XT M785-B Disc Brake

ITEM NUMBER: 115 SHIXT3
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$119.98
MSRP:
$140.00
 
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PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Shimano Deore XT M785-B Disc Brake

The Shimano XT BR-M785 disc brake is lighter and more compact than ever -- and has more braking power. Short stroke Servo-Wave mechanism delivers quick pad engagement and plenty of power for controlling aggressive speed. Combine it with an appropriately sized Ice-Tech rotor for optimum braking performance to match any riding style.

Shimano tells us the I-Spec mount on the XT BR-M785B brake is new and improved. If you buy the new XT BR-M785B and plan on using Shimano's I-Spec single clamp system you'll need to make sure you're using the new version of the I-Spec bracket which can be found here: Shimano XT SM-SL78-B I-Spec Brackets

  • Pre-bled disc brake kit for use with separate RapidFire shifters
  • Aluminum master-cylinder/lever design with a hinged handlebar clamp, updated lever/piston pivot with ServoWave mechanism
  • 2-finger tool-free reach/free-stroke adjustable lever blade and inline barrel reservoir for better ergonomics and increased power
  • 2-piece/2-piston forged/machined caliper with oversized ceramic pistons, alloy banjo tubing attachment, and IceTech pads with aluminum "radiator" cooling fins
  • Designed for use with Shimano brand mineral oil (no DOT fluid)
  • Compatible with the new ISMSL78BP XT-780 (SM-SL78B) I-Spec bracket

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Model

Deore XT

Brake Type

Disc Brake

Compatible Brake Lever

BL-M785, BL-T785

Hydraulic Fluid Type

Mineral Oil

Caliper Mount

74mm Post Mount

Rotor Size Compatibility

160mm, 180mm, 203mm

Piston Type

Opposed 2-Piston

Pad Type

Sintered

Weight

300g (front), 315g (rear)

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Q: What are the cable lengths for the front and rear brakes?

A: The front has a length of 1000mm and the rear has a length of 1700mm


Q: Are these brakes filled with fluid and bled or will I need to add the fluid and bleed them myself?

A: These brakes come pre bled.


Q: Hello, Are these I-Spec-A or I-Spec-B? Do they come with brake pads? Thank you, Ben

A: I-Spec B and brake pads included (installed)


Q: Do these brakes come with any hardware for installation, mounting brackets, cable, etc. Can existing rotors be used?

A: These do not come with mounting hardware or adapters.


Q: Does this brakes come with pads? are the rotors rt66 suitable with?

A: Yes these brakes come with brake pads.


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Excellent buy???? - Aug 11, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Morovis, PR

I changed my avid elixir 1 because since new noise was annoying. If they would stop, but I couldn't stand the noise. I bought my XT shimano and they are wonderful. No more noises, and brake much better what was used. I love

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Best Brakes I ever had - Aug 11, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
S?o Paulo, FN

Excellent power, low maintenance and extremely reliable.

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My favorite brake - Aug 01, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Clifton Park, NY

Easy to install. Easy to shorten. Easy to bleed. Easy to change the pads on. Easy to adjust. Easy to stop with. This are hands down one of my favorite bike components, and they work fantastic. There's a very good reason these are so highly recommended by so many people.

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My "go-to" brake - Jun 17, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Seattle, WA

On the past couple bikes I've built up, I've never considered anything but Shimano XT brakes. Simple to install and bleed, braking power for days, and ZERO issues in the 3+ years I've been using them. They need to be bled from time to time and pads replaced, but that's just normal maintenance. No squawking, howling, or warbling.

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O.M.Gawd! - Jun 15, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
YORK, PA

Purchased a complete set of XT M785-B disc brakes upgrading from Tektro Draco Hydraulics and such a difference in stopping power. My biggest challenge has been re-learning to feather and modulate with the XTs since I had to mash on the Dracos to get any stopping power. Truly one finger stopping with excellent power. Easy install and nice to look at. I highly recommend these as an upgrade!

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My favorite brake - Jun 10, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
St. Cloud, MN

I've tried Avid and Hayes and the Shimano XT beats them all. They have a really solid feel and are very quiet.

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Best brakes!! - Jun 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
WINNETKA, CA

Installed these brakes on my Ellsworth Evolution SST2 to replace some Avid Elixir 5's and there is absolutely no comparison! These brakes have been perfection and I will eventually have them on all my bikes. I also have Avid Elixir 9 Trail brakes on another bike and they still don't perform as well as these XT brakes do. If you want to spend your time riding and not having to worry about bleeding and adjusting your brakes, then go with XT!

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Everything you expected - Jun 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
SAINT LOUIS, MO

The XT brakes have both excellent feel and stopping power...although I've noticed my front starting to fade a little. Maybe time for a new set of pads.

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Great stopping power - Jun 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
North Miami Beach, FL

Upgrade from SLX, best decision ever

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Great Brakes! - Jun 08, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
carbondale, CO

These brakes are the best on the market in my experience. The very reliable and easy to maintain. Overall a great deal for the price. Definitely purchase these if you want the best quality.

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Xt m785-b brakes - Jun 06, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Pasadena, CA

Awesome feel and the power is an improvement over my Elixirs CR. Period!

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XT Brakes - Jun 06, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars
Caguas, PR

Excelente XT best Stoping power i have tried...

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XT awesomeness - Apr 30, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Henderson, NV

Fantastic brakes. They are super easy to install and they just plain work. Great stopping power and modulation.

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WOW - Apr 30, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
FOREST HILLS, NY

Last time I had hydraulics was on a 2005 Specialized Enduro, Avid 3's, and I hated them. After the second time going for a ride only to discover that the brakes were "frozen" or some other issue, I decided good old cables were the only way to go. Almost 10 years later, I decided to give another try, and I'm really glad I did. The Avid BB7 mechanicals I've been running are good, but the feel and stopping power of these is seriously insane. It takes so little force to slow or stop, and it's just a really solid, pleasant "feel." So long as they prove to be reliable, I imagine I will be very happy with these breaks. The look is cool, although I just bought a GT Anthem with stock Deore hydraulics, and I prefer the simple design and solid black of the Deore, but the XT has a noticeably upper level feel over the Deore. I also bought the ice tech 86 rotors, which feel very solid, and look really cool, they compliment the silver/black theme.

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The Best - Apr 30, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Salt Lake City, UT

Avid blah blah blah Hayes blah blah blah ... Shimano brakes are untouchable for dependability and stopping power -- period. I race a bit of DH and Super D and my life depends on these. Would never consider switching, and XT or SLX are the best bang for the buck.

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great stopping power - Apr 28, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Highlands Ranch, CO

Great brakes. Lots of stopping power and easy to maintain. Definitely recommend them.

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Great Brakes - Apr 26, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Sandpoint, ID

I have been a bike mech. for 20 years and have seen brakes come and go. These brakes are super easy to cut for proper hose length, super easy to bleed, and with the new xt rotors, they work incredible. I love the modulation and will probably get another pair for my downhill rig.

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These brakes are the best. - Apr 25, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
MERIDIAN, ID

XT brakes are the best brakes for the money. They work great and are very reliable.

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Shimano does it again - Apr 25, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
OAKLAND, CA

I think these brakes are a great improvement to any bike, at a good price. I had last generation (775's), and these are an upgrade from them. They are especially efficient with metal pads, and I do not find metal pads to be very noisy if they are lined up properly with rotors. So go for the metal pads! Bleeding is a bit trickier than last generation, but on the flip side, you can cut these hoses when new for a proper fit without needing to bleed (if you are careful). New kit came with extra olive and barb to cut to length, very convenient that Shimano includes $3 of parts for this instead of making you buy on your own. I am not a huge fan of 2 part rotors, so I set mine up with one piece Shimano steel rotors and they are great.

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No brainer - Apr 25, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Water Valley, MS

Believe all the good reviews. The XT brakes are easy to install (just google it for videos, pdf, etc.) and they simply work. I installed brakes, shortened pre-bled lines without additional bleeding and went for a ride in less than a couple of hours. Simply makes me wonder why I held onto the stock brakes that squealed after 5 minutes of riding. Stumpjumper Carbons should come stock with these brakes.

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Great brakes - Apr 24, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
AUSTIN, TX

The control I have with the XT's is great. Can get a soft if sustained braking and disc heats up but that is with any brakes. Highly recommend

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Great Brakes! - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
HOSCHTON, GA

So much better than any Avid Brake I have used in the past. The XT brakes are unmatched in performance. True one finger braking with excellent modulation and NO NOISE! I"ve put 600mi on my first set so far, I liked them so much I have purchased a second set for my other bike.

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Great brakes - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Ballston Lake, NY

I replaced elixer7 and these brakes are way better. I love the one finger levers and the modulation! These brakes have great feel and stay cool!

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Best upgrade yet! - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Fullerton, CA

Solid brakes! I upgraded from my Avid Elixir 3s that came with my bike. They brake very well and are WAY MORE QUIET than those Avids. There is also no need any longer to "pump" the brakes to get them to grab when I need them to. They were not too difficult to install and I am very happy with this purchase. I highly recommend these Shimano XTs.

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Favorite so far - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Salinas, CA

Easy installation/maintenance. Great stopping power. Servowave is a super nice feel, big improvement over the previous generation. Big bang for your buck!

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Excellent - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
TAMPA, FL

Through these on my Jekyll to replace avid ElixrR's. These brakes have been perfect no complaints at all I actually like the more stiff lever feel of the Elixr's (when adjusted properly which is a real pain) but these have much better modulation and overall have more power but its slightly deceiving because of the great modulation. Great brakes with no complaints.

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Awesome! - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
COLLEGE STATION, TX

You would have do drunk or high to not love these brakes. They're surprisingly good and have amazing stopping power. You won't be disappointed.

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Great brakes - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
RENO, NV

I installed these on my bike as an upgrade to replace the oem Avids. These have much more stopping power with less pressure required. The modulation is fantastic. They don't squeal at all, even using my existing worn rotors. They were easy to install per the instructions. I had to shorten the cables and had no problems. I didn't even have to bleed them afterwards. These only come with one set of mounting screws for 160mm rotors. If you are using larger rotors, you'll need the adaptor and longer screws.

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Stop suffering! Buy these brakes! - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
PORTLAND, ME

These (and the SLX brakes) are the new standard. I've run both on two different bikes. The XTs have a bit nicer finish, and a throw adjustment that the SLX setup lacks. Both are excellent. Dump your Avids, Maguras, Hayes and get these. They just work quietly and with a ton of power. They're well thought out. Having run my SLXs with Avid rotors, I definitely recommend pairing these with the Shimano Ice Tech rotors. They make a big difference!

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Great all around brakes - Apr 23, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
RIDGEFIELD, CT

These brakes are excellent. They are durable have great modulation and just an all around good brake for any trail riding.

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XT Brakes..... Great!! - Apr 22, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
SAINT LOUIS, MO

XT Brakes... In one word - Great! Just ordered my second pair from the Price Point folks - smokin hot deal!! I have been riding in the dirt for 30+ years and these are an old mans dream come true. No fade, no lack of performance in muddy conditions...they just grab. No noise, no issues with maintaining these, easy to bleed like no big deal. I've watched the industry improve over the years but these XT's are flat out the best bang for the buck in the last 5 years. You can spend more if ya want to but why in the heck would you ? Grab these brakes - they'll stop ya when you need to stop! Stay Vertical out there and carry extra tubes for those that don't! Cheers. T. Espo

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Great breaks, awesome price - Apr 19, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Logan, UT

I ordered a left and right set of these brakes. I won't debate the quality of shimano's XT brakes, they are proven to be some of the best. I guess my review is more for Price Point as their price on these was unbeatable and their shipping very fast. Very impressed and thank you. B.

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Great Brakes! - Apr 18, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Austin, TX

The XT brake is one of the best on the market. I'm going faster and braking later. Great feel and modulation. Go with the RP-86 rotors for heat dissipation. Great price and delivery from Price Point. Thanks guys!

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Awesome brake, great stopping, and easy setup - Apr 16, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Huber Heights, OH

These brakes are just absolutely great. Out of the box and mounted on your bike, they are rather easy to cut the cable to length and rebleed (like just pump the lever at minimum with screw lever screw removed). After a short break in period, the stopping power is unbelievable with little to no squealing. When paired with ICETech rotors, braking is almost like stopping on a dime.

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my 2nd set, love them - Apr 15, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
ASHEVILLE, NC

Just bought my 2nd set, my 1st set went when I sold my old bike. The Hayes on my new bike just didn't compare, although newer and more expensive. Great power, 1 finger on the steepest descents, smooth, controllable.... I wish the brakes on my car were this good.

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Best brakes yet - Apr 14, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Mount Pleasant, MI

These things are so awesome! Lots of modulation goin on and so much stopping power! Get these, you won't regret it...

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They flat out work - Apr 09, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars
TACOMA, WA

I had gotten fed up with trying to get my older xtr disc brakes to work in wet and muddy conditions, where I race it is often wet and muddy. I have had good luck with most brakes in dry, but wet/mud seem to be where good brakes stand apart from the others. I have put 5 races on these XTs this season, all in wet and muddy to really-wet and sloppy-muddy conditions, and these brakes just flat out work. After one race, I did get a 'soft lever' feel, but a bunch of mud and sand had built up around one of the caliper pistons, I removed the pads and hosed it out, -all better. I didn't give 5 stars because they are just a bit 'grabby' on the initial bite, and I couldn't find any good diy advice or videos about shortening the cables. If you want brakes that are not bothered by mud, these are it.

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Excellent Brakes - Apr 09, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
QUITO, FN

I bought these brakes because I started practicing XCO and needed safer and more reliable brakes. They are excellent and very light. I use 160 mm rotors and they work just fine for my bike.

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xt brakes - Apr 03, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
ocala, FL

Best brakes on the market. I love the lever feel and the modulation of these brakes. better rotor clearance than the several types of avid brakes I've used and are much easier to adjust, bleed and maintain

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Faster and safer - Apr 02, 2014

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5 out of 5 stars
Belfair, WA

I recently bought a set of these brakes, front and rear.I did a lot of patient research, and the cost here at PricePoint is the best I have found anywhere. Also the feel of control with these is unmatched. I find myself going faster and faster now with the confidence that I can slow or stop over any terrain, at any speed. These brakes make me a better rider, no doubt. You won't find a better deal anywhere!

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Great Product - Apr 02, 2014

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4 out of 5 stars
Huntsville, TX

Have these on two different bikes and they work wonderful. After using Avid 7 brakes, these are like heaven. No more squealing. Good modulation. I took away a star because of the movement of the pads within the caliper. You don't notice it so much while riding, but it's there.

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AWESOME - Nov 04, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
St. George, UT

These replaced a set of Strokers on my sons race bike. The old brakes did not provide adequate stopping power and squealed like no other. It was not fun to be around him in hard braking. We live in the desert and brakes get very dusty. The xt brakes have been very quiet overall and rarely make noise. The stopping power is very good. Similar to the XTR trail brakes on my bike. I would buy these again and would recommend them to anyone looking to replace or upgrade their disc brakes.

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Rad stopping power - Sep 26, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Hyattsville, MD

Purchased these for an upgrade. Incredible improvement over my old Avid Elixir R SL. One finger stopping and great brake control! easy to install as well! Paired them with the shimano SM-RT68 rotors, 203, 180, rad combo!

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Shimano XT M785 Brakes - Sep 10, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
NAPA, CA

Want to improve your riding ability and confidence? Put a set of Shimano XT's on your machine. Excellent modulation and stopping power! One finger control on the steepest downhill. These brakes ROCK. Easy to mount and super simple to cut lines to custom fit your frame needs. Best bang for your bucks in brakes.

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Shimano Deore XT M785 - Sep 09, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
ROOTSTOWN, OH

Awesome brakes at a great price. Replaced my stock xt set with these guys and they feel like the xtr's on my crosscountry carbon stumpjumper. Highly recommended if your looking for awesome quality at a super great price

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Outstanding product !! - Jul 09, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
Littleton, CO

I have been dealing with Avid Elixir CR since I bought my bike. Constantly bleeding, adjusting the pads, different pads, etc. Just replaced them with the XT 785 brakes. What a positive difference ! Installed them in about 2-3 hours including cutting the line to shorten them. Just finished a 3+ hour ride with lots of ups/down and I now have confidence in diving into steep downhill turns because I have brakes that do not squeal, fade or disappear like the Avid's. The brakes have a positive feel with tremendous power (180 rotor in front, 160 rotor in rear- also added the Shimano Ice Rotors). No Noise. No Fade. Highly recommended !!

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Awesome Stopping Power!! - Jun 07, 2013

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5 out of 5 stars
GLENDALE, CA

I bought these as a replacement for my Hayes Stroker Trail brakes. The Strokers never felt like they had enough bite, and being that i'm a bigger guy I had to use a death grip just to stop. The brake power on the new XT's is like night and day. Since I was so used to grabbing gobs of brake on my Strokers, I had to adjust to the insane bite on the XT's. Even though the XT's have insane bite, they still have excellent modulation. What I love about these brakes is the tool-less reach adjust, and the bite-point adjuster located on the lever. Overall best all-around brake on the market in my opinion!

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