Shimano Deore Mechanical Disc Brake Lever

3.14/5 (7 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 7 (7 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Dustin Seib from Battleford, Sk. Canada

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2006

Strengths:    Smooth stopping power

Weaknesses:    none yet

Bottom Line:   
Great lever for the proce recomended to budget riders looking for a smooth lever.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $34.00

Purchased At:   spokensport

Similar Products Used:   Shimano acerea

Bike Setup:   norco scrambler, djIII, stx shifters raceface evolve cranks, avid bb7 60mm disk brakes etc.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jon from wolfville, n.s., canada

Date Reviewed: March 6, 2005

Strengths:    relay powerfull for a mechanical disc with the 6 inch rotor.
they last along time out in the water and mud before they start to loos power. work realy well with the red coolstop pads


Weaknesses:    stock pads blow, they wear out in afew weeks. takes a while to get the perfect settings but after you find them the brakes will stop on a dime

Bottom Line:   
great breaks wonce u get the right settings and pads. alot better than v's. defenitaly worth the money and they dont faid that much when wet and muddy. they realy suck when its below minus 5 or 6 though. i havnt done many big hills, just some decent ones at speed and from 60km to 0 it takes about 30-40 feet to stop if u realy come on to them.
i would recomend these brakes to freeriders and trailriders. most cross country guys probly wont like them cus theyr prety heavy.

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Favorite Trail:   anything that other people wont ride over

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   came on my bike

Similar Products Used:   hayes hfx 9's. hmx 2's with 8 inch rotor.

Bike Setup:   norco ryde with marzocchi DJ1. race face cranks, single track rear azonic with formula 20mm hub up front.

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Lincoln a Weekend Warrior from North Richmond NSW Australia

Date Reviewed: October 23, 2004

Strengths:    Very good stopping power when set up right

Weaknesses:    need lots of adjustment, fiddling around -

Bottom Line:   
Last week i did a trail in the rain, and now my pads are rooted. they have probably 10 hrs of riding on them, but they are all grooved out, and have scored the rotors. i dont know if i can re-use the pads, maybe if i rub them flat again -
maybe i just got a lot of sand in there, i thought they should be able to cope with it a bit better, i mean, MTB's are meant for off road right?

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Favorite Trail:   The Oaks A+ Rating

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $999999.00

Bike Setup:   Mongoose Sommet -

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tony L a Weekend Warrior from montreal, quebec, Canada

Date Reviewed: July 6, 2003

Strengths:    Very strong and it doesnt take much time to adjust if u know wut ur doing

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
very good for the price not comparable to xtr but still was not money wasted

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Favorite Trail:   La Reserve

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   Ebay.com

Similar Products Used:   Xtr brake levers

Bike Setup:   Bonnelli freeride totally upgraded to deore parts and higher with triple walled alex rims with sram derialleurs and cassette

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by MIKE a Weekend Warrior from SALINAS

Date Reviewed: April 22, 2002

Strengths:    CHEAP FOR FRONT & REAR SET

Weaknesses:    SO FAR JUST THE ANNOYING DRAG THAT TAKES A SEVERAL ADJUSTMENTS TO STOP!

Bottom Line:   
IT WORKS FINE AFTER BIT OF DICKIN WITH, TO STOP THE THE DRAG. AFTER WEARING THE PADS IN A LITTLE, AND ELIMINATING THE DRAG, I THINK THEY'RE BETTER THAN VEES. SO FAR THEY'RE HOLDING UP WELL, BUT THEN IT'S ONLY BEEN A MONTH.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $70.00

Purchased At:   PRICE POINT

Similar Products Used:   HAYES HMX-1 ON THE MAIN RIDE, THEY WORK GREAT

Bike Setup:   GT AVALANCHE - SLALOM/URBAN ASSAULT

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by B. Kennedy a Weekend Warrior from Calgary, AB, Can

Date Reviewed: April 12, 2002

Strengths:    nicer looking than V's; typical advantages of runnings discs (wet performance, etc); use your regular levers

Weaknesses:    fiddly to setup; apparently not as powerful as other mech brakes out there; once you get them working they seem to rub; can only easily adjust the inboard pad

Bottom Line:   
When I first got these, I was really disappointed. They were my first set of discs, and I was pretty excited. I set them up according to the instructions and found they were really underpowered...my crappy Promax V's worked better!

I started to fiddle around with moving the outboard pad in really close to the rotor (this moves the whole caliper in, so watch that the inboard side doesn't end up in your spokes!) and then adjusting the inboard pad as per the instructions.

That seemed to work better. What did the trick was using a longer lever. I had short "one finger" type levers and they just didn't have the leverage.

I'd say that they're now on par with a decent set of V brakes.

If you don't mind experimenting and playing around, they're a great value....but saying that I'm saving up for a set of the 02 Avids with larger rotors.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   V's


Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Chris P. a Cross Country Rider from Salinas, Ca

Date Reviewed: April 1, 2002

Strengths:    kinda looks cool instead of vees

Weaknesses:    doesn't work very well. My vee brake worked 80x better. I can't do nose manuals anymore.

Bottom Line:   
I bought these cuz my vees wouldn't fit with my new dh tire on rhyno lite rims, and i didn't have enough yet for hydros. I put them on with a tiny bit of ghetto rigging and then i had to send in my fork and my old fork didn't have the right mounts so i only rode the discs like a wek, then I got them back on and got glue in the rotating cylinder after i tried to glue this bolt back on after the bolt got stripped out for no apparent reason, it just was. So now i have .05mm clearence on each side, so it rubs often. I dunno if i haven't had them long enough ( three to four weeks)to get broken in, but they just don't have any stopping power.

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Favorite Trail:   Goat

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Parking lots on my freinds hayes, which are like sticking a stick through your spokes

Bike Setup:   99 stumpy comp, zocchi Bam 80 coil, truvativ stylo team, avid arch rival 40 rear brake, deore mech front, rhyno lite rims on xt discs rolling on dh frnt and semi slick rear tires

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