Shimano Deore BR-M615 Disc Brake System

4.67/5 (3 Reviews)
MSRP : $68.49

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Shimano Deore M615 Disc Brakes Shimano is known for designing and manufacturing high quality cycling components. The Shimano Deore BR-M615 disc brake caliper and lever set offers a 20% power increase over BR-M585. The Shimano Deore BR-M...

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Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by championp a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2015

Strengths:    good power but not as grabby as XTR, comfortable one finger levers, more controllable than last years XTR, I think they are good looking, too!

Weaknesses:    The pads are held on by cotter pins, instead of machine screws. which makes them look a little ghetto compared to the rest of the brake set, and can make disc rub difficult to eliminate. The cotter pins keep them from receiving 5 chilis on the overall. They don't look as professional as shoulder bolts would. Occasional squealing on rainy days. No bite point adjustment on the deore m615's.

Bottom Line:   
I recently got these on a complete bike as OEM and I feel that other manufacturers would be foolish to spec any other brake when low price is the concern. These are low price, but as far as I can tell, there are no quality or performance compromises. I think the only real difference between these and the slx.xt.xtr's is dimples on the lever surface and a few grams here and there. The higher end brakes probably have quad pistons but the deore's two piston with 160/180 rotors have the power to stop me until I'm skidding, but the modulation to slow me down quickly without the skid. What more could I want?

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Favorite Trail:   Gooseberry Mesa

Duration Product Used:   2 weeks

Price Paid:    $3600.00

Purchased At:   Bikers edge

Similar Products Used:   shimano xtr. avid elixer R sl (stock on 2010 enduro comp, not sure which avid model they compare to aftermarket) Formula c1(kinda scary!) Magura carbon race models

Bike Setup:   currently Ibis Ripley special blend 29 with 34mm x 140mm option x-fusion trace rl fork. stock except pedals, bars, xo cranks, and soon to be new seat. and add larger volume tires and get the most dh performance out of limited rear suspension, but maintain light weight and excellent climbing characteristics of the ripley. this bike was chosen because most of my riding is on single track and less on gnarly dh and jumplines,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by raskall

Date Reviewed: September 17, 2014

Strengths:    Servo wave - easy to avoid rubbing brakes. Great stopping power. Fantastic modulation. Looks NICE. Short levers makes one finger braking natural. Icetech compatible.

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Fantastic brakes. Go get'em. Best brakes i've ever tried. Doesnt cost much either. Have ridden them down a 17 km hill without fading. Icetech disks and pads.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by swuw a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: January 6, 2014

Strengths:    So much power (once broke-in)
Good modulation
Low maintenance

Weaknesses:    None so far (maybe long hoses that needed to be cut?)
Not much adjustments

Bottom Line:   
Bought a complete set, so far they've amazing, I can do one finger braking (with excellent modulation) and lock the wheels with no effort. They don`t get too hot on long descents (you can have the pads replaced with ice tech ones), and will work with any disc.

When they came, the rear hose was too long, but they were easy to shorten, I cut mine in less than 5 min by viewing some videos online =D. Best value for price, great from XC to DH riding styles.

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Favorite Trail:   Any mountain, Bring it On!!!

Price Paid:    $128.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   Avid BB7, Elixir 1,3,5, XT

Bike Setup:   Fox Float 36, Commencal Meta AM, Zee derailleur, shifter and cranks, Avid G2 Disc (203F 180R), Shimano Deore M615 brakes, Sun Inferno Rims on Formula Hubs

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