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Shimano XT Disc Brake M785

Shimano’s new XT brake isn’t light and the bite point adjustment is limited but it offers innovative mountain-proof power and outstanding single-finger control.

The double barreled master cylinder design looks weird, but the short, deeply crooked grip lever is ergonomically superb and reach adjustment is easy via the tool-free knob too. The ‘Servo Wave’ cam action means plenty of free running pad clearance but serious power and fantastic feedback on contact.

The M785 trail brake comes with finned heat reducing Ice Technologies pads as standard which gives it excellent heat tolerance.

Features:

  • Servo wave disc brake system
  • 125% power rating
  • Over-sized 22mm Ceramic pistons
  • Ice-Tech brake pads
  • Easy-bleed System

Specifications:

  • Model Number: BR-M785
  • Series: Deore XT
  • Brake Type: Disc-brake
  • Compatible Brake Lever: BL-M785/BL-T785
  • Reinforced Parallel Push: N/A
  • M System Brake Pad: N/A
  • Brake Pad Types: G01A Resin, F03C Metal
  • Cartridge Shoe Holder: N/A
  • Spring Tension Adjuster: N/A
  • Hydraulic Fluid: Shimano Mineral
  • Brake Hose Type: SM-BH90-SB
  • Caliper Mount Type: International standard / Post mount
  • Caliper Material: N/A
  • Caliper Finish: N/A
  • Piston Type: Opposed 2-piston
  • Average Weight: N/A

Technologies:

The new I-Spec ‘B’ shifters/ adapters are backwards compatible to the old I-spec ‘A’ levers (with a special bolt included with them), but the old I-spec shifters/adapters are not forward compatible to the new levers, so the following combinations are possible.

2nd Generation I-Spec B design is developed to attached directly to I-Spec B Brake Levers. Please note that I-Spec B Shifters/Adaptors are backwards compatible to I-Spec A brake levers. However I-Spec A Shifters/Adaptors are not forward compatible with I-Spec A levers.

  • Old levers with old shifters
  • New levers with new shifters
  • Old levers with new shifters
  • You cannot use new levers with old shifters

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  • Colour: Silver, Black
  • Option: Rear - Left Hand Lever - 1700mm Hose - I-Spec B, Rear - Right Hand Lever - 1700mm Hose - I-Spec B, Front Right Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B, Front - Right Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B, Front - Left Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B
Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 146 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shimano brakes = quality and durability Every new XT model is better than the previous one and this is not an exception. They look great and they brake better. 27 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Superb Product I bought these to replace my avids. they are great. I could fit them to the bike and cut hoses to length without having to bleed them afterwards. The stopping power is amazing. For the extra cash go with the ICE rotors you wont be disappointed. 24 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Brake for the price <$100 Everything I need for my trail and XC riding needs. 23 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Awesome Stopping Power This upgrade made an amazing difference, especially considering I was coming from a Hayes Stroker Trail. There is no comparison these brakes are incredible. 22 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by ottimi..il top per me! Fantastici, modulabili, basta un dito per il controllo totale 22 July 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Seem good quality but very long hoses and could do with bleeding Fits really easily, although had to add a few spacers to fit on my old shimano front ups adaptors in order to use my 180mm avid juicy 7 disks (got fed up of the calipers not returning on these despite continuous adjustment, bleeding and replacement of the pistons). Despite being responsive enough to stop the wheels they are a bit spongy (or is this just compared to my juicy 7s?) and I think could do with being bled. However the pistons do return really well and give a lot more clearance than my old disk breaks which continuously rubbed and slowed down the wheels. Hoses are really long. On my 20" full suspension bike had to wrap them round the stem. Will cut back when I get round to bleeding them. At this price seem a good buy. 21 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shimano Quality What can one say about these brakes???? Apart from Shimano quality,mega stopping power and they look the part too.. The only downside is that you might have to the brake line cut to size. But any local bike shop will do this for you. 19 July 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Freno muy bueno a precio de risa Me ha sorprendido bastante este freno, venia de un avid code y harto de que no funcionase bien y que habia que purgarlo todos los años compre este, me ha sorprendido mucho aunque tiene un poco un tacto blando frena muy bien 18 July 2014
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Fins or no-fins?

I see both a fin and no-fin front brake. What is the difference and why would I want a no-fin version?
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The fin is help keep the brakes cool during extreme braking conditions. This will prevent/reduce brake fade. I only reason why you wouldn't want the fins is because you want to save a few grams on your bike. Hope this helps
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The finned version is designed to help dissipate more heat and should increase the longevity of the system when coupled with the Ice-Tec rotors. If using standard rotors, the non-finned pads will be fine.
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Finned pads/rotors have a special heat dissipating fins at the edges making them stay cool for longer and get cooler faster. They are not cheap as it is still an emerging technology. Cooler (or cooling fast) brakes maintain the consistent modulation and do not get spongy.

The reason for using a non-fin version would be simply the price. Finned pads- £20, non-finned pads- £7.
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I note that you have two rear Silver M785's and one is left and one is right. Can I shorten the hose on one and use it as a front brake or are the calipers specific to the front or rear?
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Yes, the lines can be swapped over and they will function fine.
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The Calipers are the same so with shortening the hose (which is an easy job) you should be able to fit a rear on the front.
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The difference is only handles (left and right) and the length of hydraulic lines. Calipers are the same, for both back and forward!
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What is the model year these brakes of ?

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Эта модель появилась в конце 2011, но скорее всего эта модель считается 2012.
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Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake has prodused since 2011.
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It seems that in 2013
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185 & 203 Rotors

I have a 2009 Stumpy which came with Avid Elixir R SL with 185 rear / 203 front rotors (6 hole). Would it just be a matter of simply exchanging the calipers? Keep the same spacers, fixing bolts, etc? Or do I need something else?
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Both the Elixir brakes you have and these M785 calipers run Post Mount, so you should be able to swap one caliper for the next without needing to change anything else, yes. Ideally, you should consider fitting new rotors with new calipers as well, depending on their current age/ condition.
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I decided to go the whole way and bought al set of XT front & rear with XTR Ice-Tech rotors... they're sweet!!
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There should be no major issues while trying that. The only tiny trouble you MIGHT run into is the adaptors cross compatibility (or lack of thereof)- sometimes when switching to Shimano you need washers for your old adaptors or new adaptors.

If I was you I would get the new brakeset and relevant adaptors just in case. If everything goes fine just return the adaptors.
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I have a 2009 Stumpy FSR Elite with Avid R SL 185 Rear / 203 Front brakes. Can I use the same Avid adapters with the M785 calipers? Also, if I change the rotors to the XT Ice Tech 180R / 203F can I use the same? (ie. front adapter less the washer). Or... would it make sense to simply change adapters to the shimano ones?
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In the end I decided to use new Shimano adapters, much easier than faffing around with those silly avid washers
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They should work but if I was you I would simply get new Shimano adapters and rid of Avids set with all the gadgets (adaptors, washers, brakeset).
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You should be all good on the front, but I would definitely use the Shimano adapter for your rear with a 5mm drop in rota size. In the long run will save a lot of faffing around with shims.
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Цена указана за один тормоз на выбор, либо перед, либо зад.
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Цена указана за один тормоз.
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do these use hb90 hoses?

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Yes indeed- they use BH90 hoses.
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Yes, the M785 brakes run the BH-90 hose kit
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This brake come without adapters or rotors; they are however fully bled and ready to fit and use.
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Answer: 
They're OEM- they come in unbranded packaging and the brakeset contains:

- 2 sets of brake lever/hose/calliper
- 2 sets of spare olive and insert
- bleeding blocks (pads in [orange] and no pads in [yellow])
- cutting block
- 2 sets of mounting bolts and bolt tabs
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what rotor size are these brakes ready for ?
are any adapters included?
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These brakes are supplied as lever, hose and caliper; pre-bled and ready to install. They are post-mount calipers, so would run a 160mm rotor if fitted directly to a post mount 6" fork. Rotors and any applicable mount adaptors will need to be purchased separately.

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They are ready for the rotor size specific to your frame (140mm at least).

Depending on adaptors, not available in the set (but to be purchased separately), you can go 140, 160 (165), 180 (183) or 200 (203) mm.
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Type of pads per brake colour

Do both colours come with resin pads? Is there an option with sintered or metal pads?

Can I use my current shimano brake rotor with them?
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These brakes come with the Resin pads (F01A); as do most Shimano brakes as standard.

The upgrade to metal pads is an option (see recommendation), the part number for these is F03C and both pad types should be fine with your rotors.
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The latest model comes with metal pads but you can replace them with any pads that you fancy- just get an aftermarket M785 compatible pads. the older XT use to come with resin pads previously but it changed recently. You can use any rotors with them that you currently have.
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