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Description

All the thrills.

Shimano's XT BL-M785 Hydraulic Disc Brake takes its design cues from the new XTR M988 Trail Brakes, and though these might not be as visually refined as the highly polished XTR units, the stopping power speaks for itself.

In addition to the excellent power and modulation, the XT Brakes provide easy adjustment to keep your fingers happy and intuitively in control. There's also a tool-free reach adjustment that you're able to dial on-the-fly, along with a free stroke adjustment that lets you determine lever-blade-to-travel before pads make contact with the rotor.

Also, Shimano reworked pivot location so that the arc of the lever mimics the natural movement of fingers for enhanced power. Servo Wave technology correspondingly comes into play here in order to adjust piston travel relative to lever travel. As you squeeze on the brakes, the gap to the rotor quickly closes, then slows to permit predictable modulation. This allows the pads to sit further from the rotors at rest for less chance of drag. The calipers house a 22mm ceramic piston for inspiring stopping power, and Shimano uses a banjo fitting for the hose attachment at the caliper. The calipers also employ Shimano's Radiator Pads that have integrated fins in order to dissipate heat and to reduce fade on long, hot descents.

The Shimano XT BL-M785 Hydraulic Disc Brake has hinged, split clamps for easy mounting. It comes as a pre-bled lever/caliper/hose assembly and its complete for each end of the bike -- except for rotors (sold separately). Shimano XT Brakes will work equally well with XT Ice Tech Rotors or standard XT rotors. Please note that this brake is sold separately as either Left/Front or Right/Rear.

Tech Specs

Lever:
aluminum
Lever Adjustability:
reach (tool free)
Actuation:
hydraulic (Servo-Wave)
Caliper:
2-piece forged aluminum
Mount Type:
post mount
Fluid:
Shimano mineral oil
Pre-Bled:
yes
Rotor:
not included
Recommended Use:
mountain biking
Manufacturer Warranty:
2 years
Actual Weight:
One Color, Left/Front: 295g One Color, Right/Rear: 295g

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5 5

mismatch with SRAM XO

is it possible to use these brakes with the Problem Solving Mismatch adapter so that I can attach my wife's current XO Shifters to these levers? I am confused because the Problem Solving Mismatch plates say 2013 and earlier, did these levers change from 2013? if so, how? I do not know what Ispec is?

How long is the hydraulic
hose for front...

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How long is the hydraulic
hose for front and rear?

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Hey Dougr,
That is a good question. The front hose measures 1000mm while the rear hose measures 1700mm. If you have any questions please let us know.

Are these 2014 Shimano XT M785-B or M785...

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Are these 2014 Shimano XT M785-B or M785 brakes? Need to know for shifter i-spec compatibility.

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JR@P387504,

These brakes are I-Spec B. I have also included a diagram Shimano put out regarding the differences to hopefully clarify things.

JR@P387504, <br/>  <br/> These brakes are I-Spec B. I have also included a diagram Shimano put out regarding the differences to hopefully clarify things.

do these come with pads? if so which...

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do these come with pads? if so which ones?

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Yes, these come with Ice-Tech brake pads: resin brake surface, metal backing plate.

Are these i-spec-B or A?

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Are these i-spec-B or A?

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MOEP702610,

These brakes are I-Spec B. I have also included a diagram Shimano put out regarding the differences to hopefully clarify things.

MOEP702610, <br/>  <br/> These brakes are I-Spec B. I have also included a diagram Shimano put out regarding the differences to hopefully clarify things.

Are these compatible with the Shimano Ispec...

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Are these compatible with the Shimano Ispec shifters? What size of the rotor that need to be fitted? Thanks.

Best Answer Responded on

Anh P.,

These are Ispec compatible. As for the rotor size, these do not include any adapters with them so you can pick whichever size rotor as long as you get the correct adapter for your bike. The adapter sku's are SHI0108 and SHI0547.

5 5

Great value play

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

XT brakes are awesome bang for buck and if you can get them on sale, even better! The ergonomics and modulation feel spot on, and the stopping power builds confidence. Adjustments are simple but after getting it right, I haven't had to continuously fiddle with it.

5 5

High end at its best!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Awesome breaking power!!! Worth spending the money on the upgrade.

Do these brakes have metal or organic...

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Do these brakes have metal or organic pads?

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As far as I know, all new XT M-785's come with Metallic pads. I know of several friends who have purchased the Shimano XT M-785's as an upgrade and they all came with the metallic pads as did mine.

5 5

These are...

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

...awesome. Upgraded from a leaky sram X7 on seeing nothing but positive reviews. Will never go back. Coupled with shimano ice rotor. Low mainenance, no noise, moderately priced. Forgetaboutit.

5 5

I should have done these sooner!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

WOW! That pretty much sums up my thoughts after installing these. I procrastinated for a long time before taking the plunge to replace my Alixer 5's and now I'm thinkin' I should have done this a long time ago.

I was overwhelmed at the firm yet fully controllable braking modulation. A far greater range of control than any previously owned brake. The adjustable levers are wonderful. I have ridden these brakes for a year and 4,300 miles and they have not even begun to soften up. No maintenance at all other than lube the levers, check pads and caliper torques occasionally.

The installation was smooth and without any problems. I did make some changes that most won't be doing. After years of riding motorcycles, I have adapted to the front brake being on the Right. So I swapped brake lines to accommodate that habit. It's a standard in Europe and other places, but not here in the USA. My point in stating this is the brake line swap was painless and didn't even require a bleed if done correctly. Very simple installation. Well worth the effort for those who are comfortable doing this.

i see some xt brakes listed as BL-M785...

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i see some xt brakes listed as BL-M785 some as BR-M785 and some just as M785. is there a difference? thanks!

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I don't no this for sure, but I'm gonna guess L=left(front) and R=right(back). ;-)

5 5

Performance and Value, Perfectly

Hands down these are the second best brakes I have used.

What's first? XTR (like you weren't expecting that).

Hear me out, the XTR's offer a bit more grab at the end of the stroke IMO, but these are by far the best bang for your buck. The XT's provide plenty of stopping power at an easy graduated lever pull. Shimano dialed in the lever feel so you have tons of power at your fingertip(s) as well as tactical feedback so you know how much modulated grab you have. IceTech pads dump heat away from the mineral oil and from the system keeping everything running cool and consistent. Pair them with IceTech rotors for the best performance managing heat and fade free performance. The pads also have good retraction after a season of neglect to keep any rotor rubbing from driving you crazy. You have to try these brakes, they will not let you down.

Performance and Value, Perfectly
5 5

Drama-free Stoppers

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

With Ice Tech brakes, Shimano has brought a brake to market that simply works. No mater how long or intense the descent, the brakes simply work, without any fading or weird noises. Pair them with an XT 2x10 drivetrain, or with a popular 1x11 setup. You will be pleased.

5 5

Best Bang For Your Buck

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These brakes are the best brakes on the market for the price. Shimano has really made a bomb proof product with these. The lever is designed to be shorter than a typical brake lever so it protrudes far enough to only be used to one finger so you don't have to worry about the lever hitting your other fingers when you pull it back. The reach adjust is very user friendly. The brakes overall are very durable, I fall all the time and have ridden XT brakes for the last two year and I am just now needing to bleed my brakes. The stopping power on these is incredible. No fear on steep technical descents knowing that you can easily control your speed. These brakes are awesome and I would put them on every bike. If you have any other questions let me know!

Here is my contact information: My direct line 801.736.6396 ex. 4389. Feel free call to me anytime, I?m always happy to talk about bikes or gear or the weather. Whatever works! I?m here Mon, Tues and Friday 1:30-10pm MST and Saturday 9-5:30 as well as Sunday 10-7. I look forward to speaking with you.

Shimano XT BL-M785 Hydraulic Disc Brake

Shimano XT BL-M785 Hydraulic Disc Brake

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On my santa Cruz Blur

5 5

Best investment for my MTB

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I wanted to replace my mechanical/cable disc brake into hydraulic and did extensive review online and I asked couple of riders for advice. Most riders gave the XT high review and they told me that the investment is worth it and you will feel the difference immediately. I bought online and the installation cost $100 for front and rear with the installation of new disc. I love that you can use 2 finger to apply the brake and the brake is immediate and amazing. Highly recommend especially it is one sale now at Backcountry. Important note: You don't have to bleed them when new unlike some other brand which I was told you need to bleed.

5 5

Shimano xt stoppers

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Best in the biz ! Have a set on my YETI Big top and my Santa Cruz Tall boy. Soon to be on the Intense Hard Eddie. Very powerful, one finger brakes that seem to never need to be bled. Good job Shimano !

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