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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: 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 - Left Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B
 
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Rated 5 out of 5 by Frenada contundente Frenos contundentes frenada fuerte. De muy buena calidad y con este precio en oferta la relación calidad precio es excelente. 24 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Суперапгрейд Давно хотел, денежки подкапливал, взял с ice-tech роторами и не разочарован! После Tekktro Auriga значительный прогресс, хорошая модуляция, мощность. зы: сильно подозреваю, что мог сильно сэкономить и удовлетвориться тормозами Deore, т.к. мой уровень довольно-таки любительский, но вот ЗАХОТЕЛОСЬ! 20 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by banging brakes these brakes are the best i've rode straight out of the box awsomeness 19 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Legendary reputation The reputation precedes these brakes. Not "the best" brakes ever made, but would have to be the best value. Great performers, look and feel good and a great price. Compared to some, the feel can be a bit digital but once to are used to them, they are solid and reliable, especially with Icetech rotors. One thing I will add though, is they seem to be almost identical to SLX . XT have the contact adjust, that seems to be it. Calipers look identical. Performance is also on par. 19 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best brakes ever Got these off all the reviews and my 2 mates who have them. I can not believe how good these brakes are and I can not believe the price. I have just got them bedded in and WOW one finger braking how it should be. I totally love the levers totally fit my finger there is no effort in reaching and pulling the lever at all. You can adjust the lever in our out so you can get the perfect reach. There is no fade with these at all, well none that I have seen so far. This is the best investment you will ever make for your bike and for safer riding. These will stay with me for a very long time 18 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent MTB Brake The brake with Shimano Ice Tech 6 Bolt 180mm Disc Rotors provides powerful 1 finger braking and excellent control (no sudden pressure). I find this brake to be much better than the Avid series and is excellent for Trail/Enduro Riding. It was also very easy to install and trim the wire down. I would highly recommend this Brake. 15 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best feeling brakes iv had in years Iv not had these brakes long but as they were recommended to me from long standing xt riders I had no worries buying them . Apart from having to shorten the pipe work (which is miles too long ) they are a doddle to set up . The bite point adjustment is a brilliant feature for those to lazy to pull the lever too far :):) 15 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Inexpensive, high performance stoppers Low cost, high performance, reasonably light weight brakes with ample adjustment. They are easy to fit and come with everything (except a bleed kit and something to cut the hose with, obviously) you need to shorten the hoses. Lever shape and length is perfect for me for effective one finger braking. Personally, the only negative was the chrome reservoir covers (I'd much prefer black) but they do look much better in the flesh. 14 August 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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It seems that in 2013
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Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake has prodused since 2011.
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Эта модель появилась в конце 2011, но скорее всего эта модель считается 2012.
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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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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 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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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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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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In the end I decided to use new Shimano adapters, much easier than faffing around with those silly avid washers
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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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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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I have just received the brakes and Black Calipers have F03C metal pads.
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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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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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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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