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Really impressive stopping power; the servo wave cam gives the brakes a very sure and smooth industrial feel. Bleeding in combination with shimanos bleed tool makes these some of the easiest brakes to bleed not that you'll have to often with these. (plus no nasty dot oil). Disc rub is never a problem due to the servo wave cam allowing for a nice wide pad spacing.
Down point would be sometimes when braking at low speed you can hear the pads click/lock as they move forward in the calliper. But this is normal with many disc brakes.
Great product! Good braking power, no noise, light, resistant and well made product. Really recommend.
Bought to replace a trouble-some Avid set. Hoses are plenty long enough and need trimming down for most bikes (1000F & 1700R). Barbs and olives are included however you'll need some sharp hose cutters/knife. Really simple procedure, no need to re-bleed and have worked faultlessly so far, with excellent lever feel. The levers also have a built in safety feature that means they can move away from the bar should they get hit in a crash, reducing the chances of broken levers. Excellent value for money and they arrived next day to.
I was a bit skeptical of these brakes at that price but Initial impression of these brakes are fantastic, The new flip lock clamp makes set up on your bars very easy and they bedded in quickly and now work better than the 4 pot calipers I had on before. If you are after a bargain set of stoppers I highly recommend these.
I'm always amazed by the speed in which Merlin can turn around an order, I ordered these in the morning and they rocked up the next day fantastic service.
Brilliant brakes, which came ready bled. Easy to shorten the hoses too with the supplied olives and inserts and didn't need to bleed brakes after either!
Stop you on a sixpence and look brilliant too. Awesome brakes for the money.
Fine set of brakes, you need the Shimano adaptors if you go bigger than 160 rotor, Avid adaptors won`t work. Hoses are long out of the box but easily shortened, fine service from Merlin, got them within two days of ordering. A world apart from the Avids I had before that were noisy as hell. Excellent feel and power once run in.
Just fitted these to a newly built touring orientated mtb and now they're bedded in they're all the brake I need. As they come 4rse backward you'll need to swap the hoses over left to right but this is possible without bleeding. Just download the instructions for doing so from Shimano. Bleeding them is dead easy though. I know this because I'm not as handy as you and made a . . . . .mess of the above procedure. You're welcome.
These brakes are such an improvement on the standard Tekro brakes that came with my Specialized Hardrock Disc 2010/11. They were fairly easy to install. To set up - pull each brake leaver to engage the pads, then tighten the securing bolts while holding the brake lever in = totally aligned pads. Went out in the recent wind, rain and very muddy conditions and these brakes worked a treat. Still building confidence using the front brakes as my old ones snatched badly but I think these will be fine. Highly recommended and amazing for the price.
Nice, simple brake set. Used on my commuter so far and the power seems good. Modulation less so but still very acceptable especially for the price. They have the usual Shimano quality of finish and I've no doubt they'll be reliable. The usual fast service from Merlin and a bargain price. Happy!
A superb set of brakes, very easy to fit, no fettling needed. As regards performance, excellent modulation and stopping power with a lever that is easily adjustable. Excellent.
A rather nice, not too expensive brake. Really easy to fit, well made and finished. Less than an hour to fit then off for a ride. Rather impressed. Oh and they stop you on a six pence.
Excellent piece of kit. Bought to replace a pair of Formula brakes that I couldn't get replacement pads to fit in due to the stupidly close tolerances between pistons, and a second pair for exactly the same issue with some Avid Elixirs.
A cinch to fit, plenty of pad clearance, and come with nice thick standard pads & bedded in in no time. Front hose miles too long but couldn't be bothered trying to cut it down (probably an easy job!) so just folded it in a couple of loops - no worries. Shimano stuff is brilliant :-)
Came set up for UK - left hand rear brake. Not got all the features of more expensive brakes but feel good, powerful enough and excellent pricing. Expect them to be as reliable as my other shimano brakes.
Amazing brakes at an amazing price. Took minutes to set up, replacement for my old Hayes brakes which weren't the most reliable things. Ridden them hard this week in the Lake district with no issues. They were quick to bed in too, which was nice. Great brakes for the XC/trail riding I do.
Very nice set of brakes for a great price. I had to switch right/left and cut the brakehose' on both but shimano has instructions on how to do it without having to bleed them on their website so it was a piece of cake. Braking power is really good,
Latest Deore brakeset, slightly hesitant to order without having read any updated reviews but these are essentially the same as the older M565 brakes but slightly updated caliper design to take the new ICE Tech pads (not included).
Hose lengths slightly long (especially the rear) but the brakes come with all you need to shorten them including the yellow hose holder, new olive etc.
Brake power is excellent once the pads have bedded in.
Usual excellent service from Merlin!
Awesome brakes, I can't understand why you pay more when these do it all. I recently took part in the Megavalanche, where my much more expensive brakes failed on me requiring a hefty outlay and missed time up the mountain. Two of the group were running these and had no problems the whole trip, so as soon as I got back I swapped over and will probably fit these to my other bike as well. Very happy.
Great set of brakes.
Got SLX on one bike, got these for a 'second' bike. Stopping power really is excellent, almost on a par with SLX.
Compatible with Ice Tech pads and rotors if required (standard supplied in box).
Best bit- installed, hoses cut, system bled in 40mins. For both brakes.
No rotor rub. Perfect. Plus great Merlin service.
These brakes are excellent. Value for money is outstanding, I use the XT M785 on my other bike which are double the price & these are just as good. Power & modulation is superb. Lever is very neat. The hinged handlebar clamp is a clever design. Changing pads is quick & easy. Finish is nice.
Great brakes. Shortening the hoses was straight forward, just take your time and follow shimano's online instructions. Excellent value for money hydraulic disc brakes.
Brilliant brakes for the money, easy to set up, powerful and controllable.
Replaced my Elixir 9's after many bleeds and pad changes, now quiet and powerful braking at last.
I've tried XT's and Saints recently also, Saints have more initial bite but less control, can't find any difference in XT's if you ignore the names !
Fast delivery and a bargain
Good looking and powerful right from fitting and only set to get stronger as the pads bed in. Excellent price too.
Fantastic brakes and great value.
Better quality, feel and stopping power than brakes costing 3x as much!
As a side note, the brakes are supplied with a spare olive and insert for if you need to shorten the hoses.
If you follow the instructions on the Shimano website, you won't need to bleed them after shortening hoses either.
Exceed my expectations. Go these as replacement for the older M595 Deore Disks (damaged in crash). I like the "shorty" two finger style brake which seems just as powerful as my old M595s. I got them pre bled so my only issue was the generous hose length .. I will have to get this shortened for my bike and in the meantime I have zipties keeping all the hoses from catching in things. Nice to know there is enough hose length for a long travel bike though...so I guess i cant complain. Only one ride so far though...