Shimano Saint M820 Disc Brake
Shimano's advanced Saint ICE Technologies brake levers feature shorter more ergonomic levers that feature tool free lever adjustment and adjustable free stroke for the ultimate in customization.
|Brake Type||Hydraulic Disc|
|Intended Use||Downhill, Freeride|
|Hose/Cable Length||Front: 950mm, Rear: 1665mm|
|Brake Hose Type||SM-BH90|
|Weight||302g (front with hose)|
Love these Brakes they handle everything and unlike my other Brakes which saw me go through at least 4 pads per season these are durable and last!
I will try to be as polite as possible here. I own a Demo 8 and wanted some really sweet brakes for it. After reading countless reviews and doing my research I decided to drop my coin on a new set of Shimano Saint brakes. I will tell you they work Awesome, and do exactly what everyone says they do until about 5 months ago I started having fading issues and one of the brakes would not realize all the way. When you would get done with the ride I would notice that the wheels would not spin due to the calipers dragging and not resetting all the way. so i did all the usual things bled the system reset the pistons. Would work for about 5 minutes and then back to dragging the brakes. I figure there must be an internal problem and decide to call Shimano to see what my options are. The brakes are out of warranty I’m not looking for anything free here. They tell me Shimano does not sell or rebuild any of the brakes. If an internal problem is found of any type you have to replace the whole part you cannot rebuild them. I know people have complaints about AVID but at least I can rebuild my Avid brakes when a seal fails. I will never own another set of Shimano Brakes. They have great braking power, but useless if a failure happens.
These brakes are top notch! Had to buy a special bleed kit to air them out after install due to them being a bit mushy. I love the shorter levers compared to my old long arms & the adjustment makes them smooth dudes. There is no better way to save face then installing a couple of these puppies!