Shimano Deore Xt Brakeset.

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Shimano Deore Xt Brakeset.


30 Reviews for Deore Xt Brakeset.

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 love it. thats all i have to say. i have owned over a dozen brakes and thisis by far the best. better than Elixirs, Juicy, Hayes, Hope. all the others. this brake is just great. powerful and light, thats all that matters to me.
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 Awesome breaks. Especially paired with Icetech rotors. Have all the confidence in the world with these breaks. I use them mostly for XC but I have used them at Snow Shoe downhill bike park with zero issues. Highly recommend, especially for no more than what they cost.
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 Absolutly great brake, really smooth and very nice modulation on them. Little trick to bleeding them is to bleed with the pad adjusters wound out mid way, bled them twice with them wound in and found that i was pulling back to far or the level was just a little too far away to get the right feels. 3rd bleed with the adjuster mid way and i could get the level stroke perfect for me.
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 These brakes are the best I've ever used - way better than Hayes HFX 9s, Avid Juicy 7s and Hope M4s. They deliver at least as much power as the M4s but cope much better with heat! They're also compatible with hopes floating rotors, which provide even better cooling (and a bit of bling!)
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 Nice power/control over the brake. Cheap and lightweight .
I use in a demo 7 for DH and Freeride and it can handle every ride.
I would recomend the use of specific rotors, otherwise braking power may decreese.
Exelente price/quality product.
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 Bought a Shimano Deore XT brake from chainreactioncycles for 32 quid, rrp: £113, came in the post 3 days after, anf i put it on my bike, back wheel, on a 160mm rotor, and it was insane... wasn't even bedded in properly and still a one finger response.
A few days later after abit of riding, maybe a couple of miles for about 2 days, and i realised how much it'd improved as it had bedded in! it's definately one of the best XC brakes i've tried! A friend has a Specialized BigHit 1 FSR with Avid Juicy 3's and to be honest, i'd prefer my XT.
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 Good brake with lots of modulation and power. However it is not overheat-proof and has very soft feeling on the lever. (I have been told that this softy lever feeling is fixed by using the Citroen hydraulic mineral oil whic is slightly less viscous, performs better and doesn't freeze as Shimano mineral oil. Take note that this is only what I've been told by local bike mechanic and not my personal experiences!)
I run 180mm rotor (rt79 type) front and 160mm rear. Stock (soft) pads wear rather quickly in front (the same applies to swisstop pads which are a bit better than stock ones but cost twice as much) and tend to overheat if you brake a lot. Therfore I recommend the sintered (metal) pads for front brake usage, which don't tend to overheat as much as soft ones and last way longer.

I can't comment much on the durability since I use these brakes only 9 months. But I can share a few things - you can't change the pistons (at least not officially). If you really overheat the brake, then expect slight troubles with sticky piston.
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 I have these brakes on my XC bike. With 160mm rotors. On the back power is enough to handle anything, even with small rotor. Front I got small rotor too. I use one finger to braking, and never needed two. Even on front. I have driving with tese on very bad conditions, lot of mud on the rotor. And it works brilliant! You shoul have these brakes, they are powerfull, light and also pretty cheap. got mine for 210€.
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 In my opinion by far the best brakes I've ever had, I have full confidence in them stopping me when I need it most. Their a bot of a pain in the Ar*e to bleed but well worth the effort.
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 I have the 2007 trail models (Quad piston ones) and I can say they are my favourite brakes of all time. Plenty of power and zero maintenance. Never needed a bleeding, and never failed on me. Best brakes ever.
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 I have the 2010 XT brakes and use them for downhill and freeride, and they work great. Very easy to adjust and are a nice middle brake for price and feel to the SLX and Saint.
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 I'm running mine up front with a 180mm Hope floating rotor,
It's really powerful, really light and looks really good.
The runs I do are pretty long and it doesn't seem to fade or overheat.
A seriously underrated brake.
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 I would definitely recommend this brake. It has it all, power, looks, it's lite and it's adjustable. The downside to this brake is it's price. Ranging from $200 to $250, it'll burn a hole in your pocket, But it's worth it.
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 Best brakes money for the money. Powerful, light, consistent... with awesome lever feel and modulation. It's what all brakes should be compared with... if they aren't already.
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 Plenty of power, very reliable. These replaced a set of Elixers on my Devinci Dixon. Some people don't like the servo action but I find it as easy to modulate as the Code's I have on my RM Flatline
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 The 2012 XT brakeset is fantastic! Excellent price for a high end brake. Smooth, very easy to set up, and truely one finger operation with confidence.
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 one finger braking is made mega easy and they are incredibly reliable. Responsive in all weather conditions and look great too! perfect!
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 fantastic power and modulation. low brake noise.

however...non re-buildable calipers...

rotors look tech and levers have ample adjustments.
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 These are very good brakes. Today I was riding downhill with these brakes. Power was great even I had 6" rotors. Also very good pad life in these brakes. Not even bad price.
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 personally i cant say anything a bout the new xt brakes but my old xt 4pots were primo. the only issue i ran into was is mounts not post
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 love the lever feel.Only con is the weight compared to my xtr set. However it is simpy 'different' from the xtr, in no way inferior.
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 Loads of power and modulation letting you use as much or as little as you want. Always feel amazing and have yet to have an issue with them
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 flawless......very light.....and very powerful. Great for any kind of riding from XC to DH. They also need very limited TLC and handle a lot of abuse.....get them!!
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 Pros:
1. Incredible stopping power
2. Awesome lever feel & modulation
3. Really nice & easy bleed system
4. Look flashtastic

Cons:
1. Haven't yet found any
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 awsome brakes. they are really reliable and really strong with 203mm shimano rotors. they wont blow up in hot weather too
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 have last years brakes. amazing wouldnt brake any other way.... perfect...............
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 Nice Modulation, easy adjustments, very smooth, aesthetics appeal of them are beautiful! Overall Great Brake!
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 Great, strong break for a good price. Powerfull enough for a fr/dh bike and light enough for a xc bike...
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Shimano Deore Xt Brakeset. (MSRP $0) — As Mountain Bikes continue to become more diverse, components must evolve. Deore XT addresses the needs of today's riders just like it did when it was first introduced back in 1982 as the world's first MTB group. Revolutionary new designs like the Shimano Shadow rear derailleur complement the the latest evolution of traditional designs to give you the right choice for your riding style.

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Release Date 2009
Price
Type Hydraulic
Rotor Options 160/180/203
Lever Options Regualr or Dual Control
Adapter standard Post mount
Adapter standard - Adapters are what connect your brake to your fork, or frame. The standard refers to what bolt pattern that brake is designed to be used with. They do make cross over adapters for Post Mount to International Standard, or IS.
Brake Technology Servo Wave

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