Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes

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Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes
Lighter, more powerful, and more compact than ever - the Shimano XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes is sporting some serious upgrades from its 2012 overhaul. The short stroke Servo-Wave mechanism delivers quick pad engagement and plenty of power that's easily controlled with a single finger. While the amount of stopping power is remarkable, there's no need to fret about the heat generated as you scrub scrub all that speed due to the oversized ceramic pistons providing heat insulation for the brake fluid plus caliper fins further dissipating heat. Combine with an appropriately sized Ice-Tech rotor for optimum braking performance to match your riding style. So whether you're racing singletrack or shredding more aggressive trails, this brake is designed to meet the demands of your riding style.
Note that i-Spec-B brake levers do not integrate with shifters that have the original i-Spec. They can be used separately, with separate clamps, but they do not integrate.
  • Short stroke Servo-Wave mechanism provides quicker pad engagement and more braking power
  • Forged caliper and alloy brake lever blend strength and weight savings
  • Two oversized 22mm ceramic pistons provide heat insulation for your brake fluid, reducing the need for regular maintenance
  • Ice-Tech alloy caliper fins dissipate heat further, which is great for aggressive descents
  • Adjustable reach and free stroke let you customize the feel of the levers
  • I-spec B-compatible lever mounting option lets you save weight and clean up your handlebar area
  • Shimless mounting makes for quick and easy installation
  • Uses non-corrosive mineral oil
  • Includes brake caliper, hose and lever
  • Specify Front or Rear brake
Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes
  • WEIGHT 290g (Front); 300g (Rear)
  • MATERIAL Sintered pads
  • COMPATIBILITY 74mm Post Mount, Front Hose length is 38 inches. Rear hose length 66 inches.
  • Rating 5

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Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes
 
4.9

(based on 14 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (9)
  • Versatile (6)
  • Lightweight (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Mountain biking (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid cyclist (10), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Cycling Style:
    • Speed oriented (10)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

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5.0

Awesome Brakes F/R

By barny barn

from blue ridge area, virginia

About Me Competitive Cyclist

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • 1 Finger Braking
  • Easy to install
  • Price

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Mountain Biking

    Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

    Best Upgrade ever. Easy to install. 1 finger braking. No brake fade during downhill xcountry racing.

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

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    5.0

    Had the rest, these are the best

    By Dillo

    from Gainesville, Fl

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

      Confidence-inspiring- can go into any corner much hotter.

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

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      5.0

      XT brakes

      By wilder

      from Asheville, NC

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

      I was cautious about spending this much on a set of brakes. Now that i know how awesome they are i would do it again in a heartbeat. Great stopping power and great modulation. This is the first true one finger brake i've ever used, even though others claimed to be one finger.

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

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      4.0

      great brakes!!!

      By EpicSpec

      from Plano, TX

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Good value
      • Looks good
      • Nice fit systempads
      • Stopping Power

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking
      • XC racing

      Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

      Bought these for my Specialized Epic Comp 29er to replace the Magura MTS setup. BIG difference, the XT's have tremendous stopping power with only one finger!!! The Magura's (rear) took two fingers and were too spongy for my style of riding. Also,I was able to use my Storm SL rotors with no problems. If you're looking for great brakes at a great price look no further!

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

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      5.0

      this is Good Stuf

      By Jim P

      from Jamestown, New York

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

      • Mountain Biking

      Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

      This is good stuff, Shimano make Quality.
      PS. The SLX is just as good, only missing a un-needed adjustment and uses the standard pin for the disc pads and return spring

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

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      5.0

      Excellent hydraulic brakes

      By viper211

      from New York

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Commuting/City
        • Extreme Sports
        • Mountain Biking
        • Road Biking

        Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

        These brake work fantastic
        easy to bleed, good modulation
        and very powerful stopping power will not disappoint I love them.
        Best brake out there and the price is great

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

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        5.0

        Excellent hydraulic brakes

        By viper211

        from New York

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Commuting/City
          • Extreme Sports
          • Mountain Biking
          • Road Biking

          Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

          These brake work fantastic
          easy to bleed, good modulation
          and very powerful stopping power will not disappoint I love them.
          Best brake out there and the price is great

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

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Best brakes I've used.

          By Atlanta Dude

          from Georgia

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Mountain Biking

            Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

            Avid still has some catching up to do.

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

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            5.0

            Best Brake Period

            By XTmtbJason

            from Grand Island, NE

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

              Bought these to upgrade my Niner, there's tons of reviews out there, it's not even worth my time to try to add to them. You know how awesome XT is, why are you even reading this, buy them!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              5.0

              Shimano quality

              By Ryan

              from Phoenix, AZ

              About Me Avid Cyclist

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Modulation
              • Versatile

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Mountain Biking

              Comments about Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brakes:

              As with any other Shimano component, the quality is there. Modulation is key with XT brakes. Whether you're barely moving or going fast the modulation is the same and these don't lock up or get spongy on fast downhill runs. SLX brakes would've been just fine since they are basically the same technology just a tad heavier and a satin finish. Weight wasn't really an issue for me however the price made my decision to pick these up. Plus who doesn't dig chrome?! I've been very happy spending the money to get the better brake system. Not only do they look good but offer awesome performance.

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

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