Shimano M535 Deore disc brake review

They’ve never been showstoppers but Shimano’s Deore brakes boast reliability and fit-and-forget convenience

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £59.99 RRP
Shimano M535 Deore

Our review

Bit heavy and low on power, but rich and reliable with universally available spares
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They’ve never been showstoppers but Shimano’s Deore brakes boast reliability and fit-and-forget convenience. Unlike other Shimano brakes they come fully bled and ready to fit with a universal mount, which avoids hassle. 

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Power is below par for a given rotor size, but you can easily boost it with bigger discs (up to 203mm) if you want, and subtle control is good too.

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They can boil up or fade in heavy high mountain use and the original pads don’t last long in winter conditions. They’re a bit heavier than other budget options too. Having used countless sets we know they’re totally reliable. You’ll find bits for them pretty much everywhere, which isn’t always guaranteed with budget brakes.

Product Specifications

Product

Name M535 Deore
Brand Shimano

Weight (g) 498
Brakes Additional Features Multi-directional pivoting. Much less susceptible to crash damage.