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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 - Left Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B
 
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Rated 5 out of 5 by I freni definitivi, fantastici provati nella bici di un mio amico ne sono rimasto entusiasta.. modulari e potenti al punto giusto. facili da spurgare e richiedono poca manutenzione. dopo il passaggio dagli avid agli xt devo dire che sceglierei questi freni altre mille volte. semplicemente eccezionali, per il prezzo di vendita da crc li consiglio a tutti... (comprando la coppia si risparmiano 75 euro, il prezzo di un fren0) Ottimi per l'enduro.. 10 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Excellent braking power Very difficult to cut the hose,and mine did not come with spare inserts! Needed to buy inserts for $10. Either than that, it is an excellent product. 10 September 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great price, no oem packaging? All is great but received the rear set in no oem packaging just bubble wrap, one barb and one olive but now i need to shorten cable and the little yellow hose/vise tool is not there so i will have to conjure some homemade device up using some little wood blocks, or go to the LBS or find it online. 09 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Unreal Had these fitted on my DH bike just before a trip to the Alps, had them on a while after and got to say they are amazing brakes. Feel is bang on and hooked up with 203mm Ice Tec rotors is more than enough power for me! Smash so many other brakes out the water at half the price! Absolutely love them! 07 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Классный тормоз Я заказывал вместе с ним новые роторы RT86 ICE TECH и не жалею...Поставил вперед и назад 180...Очень мощные тормоза...Во время затяжных спусков ротор ведет ..но по мере охлаждения за счет паука он самостоятельно выпрямляется за несколько секунд, удивительно!! Мне тормоза нравятся не зря у них столько положительных отзывов...Так что дальше не задумывайтесь о покупке! 01 September 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lo mejor Los mejores frenos. Los xtr frenan casi igual y el precio es mucho mayor y avid en frenos no tiene mucha calidad. 31 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bang on Got these on dh bike and enduro. Cos they are epic and cheap 30 August 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by superou minhas expectativas. O freio e excelente. Como toda a linha xt é duravel confiavel e com preço Mais justo. O meu antigo era um slx 666. Muito feliz com e satisfeito com os freios. 29 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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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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I have just received the brakes and Black Calipers have F03C metal pads.
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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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Front - Right Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B
Front - Left Hand Lever - 1000mm Hose - I-Spec B
What is the difference ??
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Both are Front brakes except .. do you want the lever for the front brake on either the left or right hand side of the bars?
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cambia il posizionamento della leva nel manubrio..
o a destra o a sinistra.. in base a come vai meglio puoi sceglierne uno piuttosto che l'altro
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L'opzione Front - Right Hand Lever indica il freno anteriore azionato dalla leva destra.
L'opzione Front - Left Hand Lever indica il freno anteriore azionato dalla leva sinistra.
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What is the model year these brakes of ?

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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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It seems that in 2013
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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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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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