Shimano Deore XT BR-M775 Disc Brake Hydraulic Disc Brake System

4.26/5 (38 Reviews)
MSRP : $168.49


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Product Description

The Deore XT mono body body caliper is machined from a single cold forged block in order to maximize stiffness. A perfect balance of stiffness and weight. Servo Wave allows more pad clearance, more lever travel, improves controllability and increases bra


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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Percy Allaline a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: March 29, 2014

Strengths:    Who knows?

Weaknesses:    Impossible to bleed.
Servo-wave system gives too much modulation at the expense of power.
Heavy.


Bottom Line:   
I dug out one of several stets of this brake system that I no longer use to fit on a friend's bike.
I now remember all the reasons why I ditched using them in the first place. I've bled them dozens of times and can only get the front to work half decently. The back is an absolute joke.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by nickni a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: September 18, 2012

Strengths:    good lever feel, effective brake

Weaknesses:    squealed a bit at first

Bottom Line:   
I have these brakes on my santa cruz superlight. 160mm front and rear. They look good and the lever feels good as well. Stopping power is fine, one finger braking. I found the front brake would squeal, even after I changed the pads, sanded the disk and pad, and cleaned with alcohol. I ended up buying some squeal off grease and no problems since. You could bleed the brakes from the caliper up, but the most effective way for me was just to follow the instructions by pouring into the lever reservoir. Make sure you pump the lever and open and close the bleeding port at the caliper. I run these inside my sram x9 shifters and they dont sit flush against them, so the angle of the shifters is slightly off. Overall a great brake.

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Similar Products Used:   avid juicy 3/5

Bike Setup:   santa cruz superlight, fox 120mm fork, xt crank, sram x9

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Jim Prideaux

Date Reviewed: September 11, 2012

Strengths:    Reasonable price

Weaknesses:    Heavy, average power, appauling bleeding problems. cannot stand the bike upside down as the brakes don't work. Pad replacement far too expensive.

Bottom Line:   
They always need bleeding and this is such a massive pain. They will not bleed totally and power is just not good enough. They are also very heavy for a "top-end" brake.The servo wave is rubbish as it has too much lever throw that does nothing. Power only comes at the end of a long stroke and not much power at that. There are better brakes on the market....in fact the Deore are cheaper, better and only a few grams heavier.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Pawel

Date Reviewed: May 13, 2012

Strengths:    Superb stoping power fo XC, not very expencive, easy to maintain

Weaknesses:    bit heavy

Bottom Line:   
Great breaks for money. I've been using Juicy's five, Stroker's Tail but those are a way beter then Avid & Hayes products.

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Similar Products Used:   Avid Juicy 5, hayes Stroker Trail

Bike Setup:   Trek 8500, American Classic MTB wheels, full XT, syntace bar, steam & seat post

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:2
Submitted by Greg

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2012

Strengths:    Not overly expensive

Weaknesses:    Spongy, lacking in power, rediculously expensive replacement pads, immensly difficult to bleed and heavy for their size & performance.

Bottom Line:   
I have 2 sets of these brakes, both 180/160, both with the 2 varieties of XT rotors available. They are both spongy and underpowered. I have absolutely bled them to death reservoir to caliper, caliper to reservoir over & over. I am a vehicle mechanic & have bled more systems than I've had hot dinners & yet I just can't fathom out what is going on...obviously I've checked both systems for perished seals, pin leaks etc. I have replaced the pads but to no good performance levels. There is a failure of design here, which shimano have addressed in their later calipers, where the air bubbles always collect in the corner of the caliper and this added to the servo-wave modulation gives an unnervingly spongy and low powered feel to these units..

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by dblspeed

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2012

Strengths:    Powerful, sturdy, reliable, mineral oil, easy to service.

Weaknesses:    Subject to fading under intense and prolongated use, ie DH, but they are not a DH brakes.
Less powerful than newer brakes like the BR-M785


Bottom Line:   
These are powerful, sturdy, reliable, easy to service brakes.

Not as powerful as newer models but good enough for most.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Bane a Downhiller from Zajecar,Srbija

Date Reviewed: December 31, 2011

Strengths:    I have owned Saint 810,new SLX,and tried ma
ny other. This brake is sweet. Cheap,easy to use and maintain and does the job. I am 124kg and no problems with overheating or power.


Weaknesses:    Nothing is perfect.

Bottom Line:   
Just nice!

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Dusko

Similar Products Used:   Saint 810,SLX,Juicy 7,Formula...

Bike Setup:   Opium 7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by hoolie a Cross Country Rider from Oakland CA

Date Reviewed: August 14, 2011

Strengths:    These are the best brakes in their category as far as I am concerned, especially for an average price. On sale even better. Great adjustability reach/stroke. EASY to bleed/replace oil. East to adjust calipers

Weaknesses:    Need to keep Caliper pistons clean. Alcohol on Q-tips very easy.

Bottom Line:   
I never have a problem w these(CA Temperature is mild). See guys try brake after brake w/ problems then try XT and are happy. I change Mineral oil every yr. Also, I have wimpy 160mm rotors. 180 are probably even better. Sometimes we descend 1500-2000 ft at a time and they never fade.

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Favorite Trail:   DIRT ones

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $200.00

Purchased At:   New bike/and EBAY

Similar Products Used:   Hayes El Camino, Juicy five(good), Saint single piston(2 not 4)good,

Bike Setup:   GT Carbon Marathon Pro, Niner SIR 9

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by voodoochild a Cross Country Rider from berkely, CA, usa

Date Reviewed: August 9, 2011

Strengths:    Relatively easy to set up and bleed.
Nice adjusters for reach and power/lever "feel".
Best ergo/feeling lever of any brake I've used, reminds me of the XTR v-brake lever.
Great modulation/feel, not like some brakes (hayes) that have a distinct "on/off" feel.


Weaknesses:    Post-mounts suck when it comes to trying to align the caliper.
Uses mineral oil -- a mixed bag, really -- while there's no worry about eating paint, the brakes do tend to pump up a little on longer descents which I'd attribute to the mineral oil. It's not a deal breaker (I have these brakes on 3 bikes, I like them that much) but I do notice it.
No split clamp so you have to remove grips to get the lever off.
The pads they come with stock squeal like mad in the wet.


Bottom Line:   
While I've listed a bunch of little complaints, these really are very nice brakes for xc use.
I might try them on my nomad, but I tend to ride that bike on steeper stuff with lots of heavy braking and would have to wonder about the (minor) pump issue.
If you're riding xc trails without too many extended descents (where you're going to be really heating up the brakes) I'd give these a shot, I think you'll like 'em.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   fleabay

Similar Products Used:   Disc brakes from Shimano, Magura (never again), Avid, and Hayes (strokers, not bad but a little too "on/off").

Bike Setup:   singlespeed.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by qbngringo a Weekend Warrior from Miami, FL

Date Reviewed: July 7, 2011

Strengths:    Strong, lots of pad clearance, silent except when wet, solid construction

Weaknesses:    Weight, not the fanciest brakes

Bottom Line:   
I am using these brakes right now and love them. They have a lot more pad clearance than my Elixir CR's which made noise all the time and were nearly impossible to get adjusted so you had no drag. These shimano's have been completely quite except when wet and are plenty strong. They are a little heavy and expensive but are very good brakes.

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Favorite Trail:   Vortex

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Blueskycycling.com

Similar Products Used:   Elixir CR, Juicy 3 & 5, BB5

Bike Setup:   Rip 9

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by thechez a Cross Country Rider from Portland, OR

Date Reviewed: May 15, 2011

Strengths:    Utilitarian, looks, strength, MINERAL OIL!, ease of bleeding, availability of parts

Weaknesses:    Weight, pads are LOUD when dirty

Bottom Line:   
I scored some XTs for a buddy and felt them on his bike and was sold instantly. In comparison to my old Hayes they have modulation! First time out, after buying them used on mtbr classifieds, they were squealing like a dead woman howling for her children! I was close to selling them pronto. Instead, I read up and used brake cleaner and baked the pads and they are now silent! LOTS of power and I'm only running 160 Alligator rotors. I have a 180 for the front but I don't think I'll need it. The feel of the lever is incredible and they never squealed or faded on a good 7 mile downhill. They're a little more heavy than the Carbons but for the modulation, adjustability, mineral oil vs DOT and power, I'll take a minor weight penalty.
Last but not least, every single part is available through Universal so I feel secure for the future. At retail, they're expensive, but they are really solid brakes that are no frills but work the best that I've tried.

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Favorite Trail:   Otero Canyon

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $160.00

Purchased At:   mtbr

Similar Products Used:   Hayes HFX-9 Carbon, Avid Juicy 7

Bike Setup:   Yeti AS-R

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by angelogulane a Cross Country Rider from Cebu, Philippines

Date Reviewed: April 14, 2011

Strengths:    Good Stopping power, Easy to adjust, Consistent, Easy to replace pads,

Weaknesses:    Brake pads, bulky Levers

Bottom Line:   
Great brakes!Good stopping power and modulation.The stock pads aren't good enough.not so light compared to others.

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Favorite Trail:   Bogo mountain trail

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   King's Bicycle Shop

Similar Products Used:   Avid Elixir 5, Avid BB5's

Bike Setup:   Trek 8500. Sram x9 and shimano Crank, wheels. Fsa k-force group

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Pedal Damn It a Racer from New Jersey

Date Reviewed: January 17, 2011

Strengths:    Really None

Weaknesses:    Poor modulation, spongy feel

Bottom Line:   
Not a good brake from Shimano. Poor modulation and never felt strong. On 30-degree rides this brake would rub like crazy: Shimano response: "uhh yeah we don't guarantee this brake under 30-degrees" During a race in JULY, the front seals blow out. Shimano warranty'd the caliper, which blow up again in December! Hey Shimano, quit pawning your junk off on the honest working man; I bet the XTR versions don't break every other month during "use". Or advertise XT for "light trail use only".

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Favorite Trail:   yes please

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   Local Bike Shop

Similar Products Used:   Magura, Hope, Formula, Avid, Sram

Bike Setup:   MTB, whatever

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wishywashy7 a Weekend Warrior from Singapore

Date Reviewed: January 1, 2011

Strengths:    loads of power, excellent modulation, no fade on long descents

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
I upgraded my Avid BB7 and Deore XT complete brake set-up and I would say it definitely equals the BB7 in terms of power. It is actually much more responsive than a BB7 with Gore cables. Brake pad clearance with the rotor is much more than my BB7 for the same brake feel. It is TRUE ONE FINGER BRAKING. I've used the Avid BB7 for the better part of a decade...this blows it clear out of the water!

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Avid BB7

Bike Setup:   rigid forked GT Avalanche

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by KO a Cross Country Rider from Boulder, CO, USA

Date Reviewed: November 24, 2010

Strengths:    Works great in warm weather.

Weaknesses:    08 model does not work at all in cold weather, the pistons do not retract. Had the brakes bled, worked fine in the shop. Put the bike on top of my car for the 5 minute ride home. Once I got home the pistons did not retract

Bottom Line:   
Will never buy Shimano brakes again.

Shimano told me that if I plan to ride in below 40F weather I should put the bike inside the car when I drive to the trail head.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Magura Martas

Bike Setup:   08 Trek Remedy 8

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