Shimano BL-M595 Disc Brake System

4.5/5 (4 Reviews)

Product Description

  • Brake Type: Hydraulic Disc Brake
  • Brake Pad Types: A01S Resin / M06 Metal
  • Hydraulic Fluid: Shimano Mineral
  • Caliper Material: Aluminum
  • Piston Type: Opposed 2-piston

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Reviews 1 - 4 (4 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by dblspeed

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2012

Strengths:    Inexpensive, powerful, mineral oil, use the same pads as many other models.

Weaknesses:    Slightly on the heavy side.

Bottom Line:   
Surprisingly good brakes, even more powerful than the XT BR-M775 model, can be had for pretty low prices.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by r1Gel a Weekend Warrior from Philippines

Date Reviewed: January 31, 2012

Strengths:    works out of the box (no need to bleed); good value; strong; good modulation; easy to install/set up; no need to adjust constantly like the Avid BBDBs

Weaknesses:    lever shape could be better (for me)

Bottom Line:   
excellent value for money; however, the M596s that I just got to replace these are even better (got them 40% cheaper than the M595s), and although the M596s use the same caliper, the lever shape is just so much better

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $128.00

Purchased At:   Decimal Cycle Supply

Similar Products Used:   Avid BBDBs (if you could call that "similar;" the M595s are my 1st hydro brakes)

Bike Setup:   Schwinn Moab converted to rigid (WB RockSolid) SS 650B (Velocity Blunts; Neo 2.3 front, Quasi rear)

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Laser4G63 a Cross Country Rider from Jackson, MI

Date Reviewed: May 28, 2011

Strengths:    Great stopping power and modulation. Easy to maintain. No DOT fluid. Looks good.

Weaknesses:    For some, it may be weight. For me, that isn't an issue.

Bottom Line:   
Installation was a breeze with these. I dig the hinged clamp on the levers. I had to shorten and reroute the hoses so I ended up bleeding the brake set with Pentosin CHF 7.1. These brakes have gobs of stopping power and modulation with the organic pads that came with them. Not sure what they would have been like with the Shimano oil, but I really don't care since no LBS nearby had any. It works incredibly well with the Pentosin. I have test ridden bikes with other brakes (Avid, Shimano, Magura) and these seem to stop as good if not better. Great brakes at a great price. Can't beat 'em.

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Favorite Trail:   Ones with dirt

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $115.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   First set of hydros. V-brakes before this.

Bike Setup:   '09 Gary Fisher Advance. DT Swiss, Magura, Race Face, Shimano XTR, WTB, SRAM

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Delta_Force a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2011

Strengths:    One of the best from Shimano budget hydraulic brakes! Outperforms most of the other more expensive Shimano's range!

Weaknesses:    It is heavy but the extra power means you can use a smaller rotor for the same stopping result.Servo Control is not included in this range. A plus point if its incorporated in the future!

Bottom Line:   
Best in value money could buy!! Try it and u'll believe me.

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Favorite Trail:   Mandai Track 15

Duration Product Used:   Tested or demo'ed only

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano SLX M665, Shimano XT M775.

Bike Setup:   2011 GT Avalanche 1.0, with XT Drivetrain, RaceFace Next SL carbon handlebar.

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