Shimano Deore M495 Mechanical Disc Brake review

These are available with either an international standard (IS) six-bolt disc or with the Shimano compatible C/Lock splined interface for use with a Shimano splined interface hub.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £29.95 RRP
The Deore affords great stopping power.

Our review

Offers sharp braking for minimal effort after bedding in.
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These are available with either an international standard (IS) six-bolt disc or with the Shimano compatible C/Lock splined interface for use with a Shimano splined interface hub.

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The front calliper fits both IS and post mount forks (it comes with the mountings), and the rear calliper fits IS mountings only. Its stopping power is far better than a rim operated brake and it gets better with use. We found that the brake took around 50 miles to bed in, during which time they squeaked a bit, but after this period performance was noticeably sharper and required less pressure at the lever. Beware that where mounted at the rear of the bike, the calliper can foul some rack stays if fitted.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Deore M495 Front Mechanical Disc Brake With Centre-Lock Rotor
Brand Shimano

Available Colours Grey
Front/Rear Caliper Front
Brake Caliper Type V-Brake
Rim/Disc Disc
Brake Pad Type Organic(Disc)
Brake System Compatability Cable Disc Mechanical Disk Brake
Cable/Hydraulic Lever Cable
Brake Lever Type Cable/V-Brake
Braking System Includes Cable Caliper Organic Pads Rotor