Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

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Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby Myster101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 09:54 am

Might be able to get a set of the above brakes for £80, excellent condition, freshly bled with new pads all round. Questions are:

They any good for AM?
Is this a decent price?

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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby benpinnick » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:04 am

TBH, you can get the latest versions new for £120 (no rotors though) so £80 seems a bit steep.
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby Myster101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:07 am

These don't come with rotors either so might be a bit on the steep side. They any good though or do I go for the SLX M675?
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby benpinnick » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:21 am

That would be my choice. Look for deals on ROse and bike-discount though, XT can be the same price!
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby benpinnick » Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:27 am

Get yourself a 180 rr and 203 front rotor and you'll be all set for mega stopping power.
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby Myster101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:17 am

Already got a 203 fr and 185 rr. Just trying to decide which brakes to go for, really trying to keep to a budget of £100 and don't mind buying 2nd hand.
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby hainman » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:24 am

i got the XT M785's a couple of weeks ago from merlin for just a smidgen over 120,no rotors but shiny new..not far off rosebike prices and came next day delivery...you order from rose bikes and the levers are swapped F/L and R/R,so are the ones from merlin though...
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby benpinnick » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:32 am

185 rr is Avid only, so you'd need to change to 180. If its raw power you want, and with a budget of £100, your best off looking either s/hand, or Deore. Not as nice looking as the SLX, but still pull your face off powerful and from bike-discount.de they come in at just a smidge over €85 delivered. SLX would be about £110.
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby Myster101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:46 am

Have a 180 rotor in my spares so will go with that (thanks for advice). Will go 2nd hand to try and get a 'better' brake but there's so many of them I'm finding it confusing....as usual :roll:
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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby jairaj » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:17 pm

I currently run the M775 brakes and while they are good brakes and seem to provide all the stopping power I need; the newer Shimano brakes are much better.

I tried a set of SLX M675 brakes and they were fantastic even before I had bed them in. I was very surprised at how powerful they were but also how easy it was to modulate the power too. No point having loads of power if all you do is lock your wheels up all the time.

I'd say either go for the budget Deore ones which are the same design but less pimp and a bit heavier or spend a bit more on the SLX if you can stretch.

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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby Myster101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:30 pm

Thanks jairaj, which Deore ones do you mean? Any links?

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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby benpinnick » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:34 pm

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Re: Shimano Deore XT M775 brakes

Postby Myster101 » Tue Nov 13, 2012 12:45 pm

Thanks you two, off to order some now :wink:
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