Shimano Saint BR-M810 Disc Brake Hydraulic Disc Brake System

4.81/5 (27 Reviews)
MSRP : $259.95


Product Description

The Shimano Saint Assembled Hydraulic Disc Brake Set uses a dual-piston system for increased power and modulation when it really matters. Years of R&D and testing by pro freeriders like Thomas Vanderham have led to a totally dialed system. These breaks provide up to 50% more power over older Saint versions, so you won't worry about arm pump when you drop into the steep. Whether you're pinning a DH race run or need something to stop your big freeride bike, you can count on this pre-assembled syst


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

Date Reviewed: April 23, 2014

Strengths:    I've owned a lot of brakes. Replaced my Hayes strokers with these. Just buy then they are great. Paired with formula rotors they stop and truly to provide one finger braking.

Weaknesses:    Seriously nothing.

Bottom Line:   
Read the strengths. They are great. Worth the couple extra grams.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by sam

Date Reviewed: March 9, 2014

Strengths:    Loads of useable modulation.
reliable.
nice bite.
looks great.
pair them with icetech rotors and you will basically have no fade.


Weaknesses:    None really.

Bottom Line:   
Served me well on my fist race today. Could not have faulted them for one second. I'm now the 3rd? Owner that has ridden them and still going strong. Real great brakeset with Superstar pads and icetech rotors.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by NAYR751 a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: September 3, 2012

Strengths:    1)Reliability
2)Power/Modulation
3)Easy to Bleed
4)Lack of brake fade


Weaknesses:    1)The metallic replacement brake pads tend to squeal like a pig

Bottom Line:   

Good:

1)I've been using the same set of Saint brakes since June of 2009 and only a month ago did I have to bleed the brakes. I probably ride roughly 30-35 bike park days per year and shuttle at least once per week. I've never experienced another brake that I've never had an issue with. Just replace the pads as you ware them down and you are good to go. If you do run into issues, I've found there is usually a Shimano tech at most West Coast races and they will not hesitate to get you sorted out. SRAM may lead in the warranty replacement department, but that doesn't help you if they aren't at the race.

2)The Saint brakes are the most powerful brake I've ridden. There is no fade as you go down the hill. OK, maybe there is a little, but compared to other brakes(Avid Code, Elixr, older Hayes offerings, etc) there isn't any fade. Most of the trails I ride are 15+ minutes of DH, so this makes a big difference to me. The power allows you to easily and consistently one finger brake which reduces arm pump and stress on the rider. I also can lock the brake out when I want to or just slow down without skidding. It's like the jack of all trades.

3)These brakes are extremely easy to bleed. If you can't figure it out, you have no business owning a mountain bike. All you do is put new mineral oil in at the top and old fluid flows out at the caliper. There is no fancy bleed kit or special tools necessary. It's just plain easy.

Bad:

1)As said above, the metallic replacement brake pads from Shimano tend to squeal like a pig. I've fixed this by using the organic pads. A con of the organic pads is that they deliver a bit less braking power according to forum nerds and ware out a bit faster than their metallic counterparts.

2)This isn't really a negative, but the rear brake cable is very long. If you are lazy like me and never cut your brake cables people will look at you funny.

In summary, these brakes have made me a Shimano fan boy for life. The Saints are everything one could possibly want in a brake and more. 5/5 stars

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Duration Product Used:   3 Years

Purchased At:   CHainreactioncycles.

Bike Setup:   Demo 8

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Sarkons a Downhiller from Vernon, British Columbia, Canada

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2012

Strengths:    Very good stopping power, once engaged it locks on. Very sturdy casing on the breaks, seems rather indestructible.

Weaknesses:    None that i've found so far, except the stopping power is too good.

Bottom Line:   
Shimano saints were probably one of the best investments i've made for my bike. If your looking for a reliable break that does the job and looks sexy on the trail. This break is for you.

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Favorite Trail:   Big Ed

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $233.00

Purchased At:   Dunbar Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Avid Elixir 3 Hydros and these i cannot compare.

Bike Setup:   Commencal Atherton Team DH Bike

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by jgusta a Weekend Warrior from Portland, OR, USA

Date Reviewed: September 10, 2011

Strengths:    Powerful w/great modulation and control. Able to use <8" rotors for once. Easy to adjust to eliminate rub and are fairly quiet

Weaknesses:    A little pricey

Bottom Line:   
A great brake, the best I have owned and ridden on. Quite pricey at retail, but still get a lot of brake for the money

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Favorite Trail:   Sandy Ridge

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $335.00

Purchased At:   CRC

Similar Products Used:   SLX, Elixir R's, Avid 5's

Bike Setup:   Banshee Rune w/light DH/FR specs

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by vvvaaal a Downhiller from Sofia

Date Reviewed: September 7, 2011

Strengths:    Powerful, Modifyable, awesome looking, and no heating

Weaknesses:    A bit Pricy

Bottom Line:   
Awesome brakes, the nicest I've ever ridden. A little bit on the costy side, but I think they deserve the 5 rating.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $215.00

Purchased At:   Velomania

Similar Products Used:   older saint, Code, Marta


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by esm a Cross Country Rider from Rossland, BC CAN

Date Reviewed: August 18, 2011

Strengths:    Dang, this is one heck of brake. At the moment I cannot list a single thing I do not like. Only have had a month so time will tell.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
Perfect so far!

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Favorite Trail:   Cannot name just one

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Revolution Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Juicy's, CR Mags and Hayes way back

Bike Setup:   SC VP-Free

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by armada1111 a Weekend Warrior from Zürich Switzerland

Date Reviewed: June 1, 2011

Strengths:    I am a 250 pounds athletic guy and I have never owned such reliable brakes. Great modulation and no fading. I also have much less brake pad use than with other brands. They stop me on a dime.


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Buy them and you will not regret - for met the best bikes on the market - great power and no hazel!

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Favorite Trail:   Dirt Merchant

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   local bike shop

Similar Products Used:   tried them nearly all (Formula the one, Avids, Hope, etc.)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by slozzak a Downhiller from Vancouver, BC Canada

Date Reviewed: May 23, 2011

Strengths:    Super powerful, both wet and dry. True one-finger braking saves your strength for hanging on.

Weaknesses:    -NOISY as hell! seriously it's embarrassing!
-pads are a bit pricey


Bottom Line:   
great brakes. I've only been riding them for about 3 weeks but they've already got me out of a few tricky situations on the hill.

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Favorite Trail:   seymour mtn

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   stock on bike

Similar Products Used:   juicy 3's

Bike Setup:   2009 trek session 88

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jeepnut22 a Cross Country Rider from Va.

Date Reviewed: February 6, 2011

Strengths:    Power, modulation, ease of use... Oh, and let me mention POWER!

Weaknesses:    Price posted is retail. You can do better. Either way, it costs to play with the big boys...

Bottom Line:   
These aren't cheap, but they are worth EVERY PENNY! Insane power, great modulation, all weather beasts.

These brakes are sick. Conquer East Coast nonsense and West Coast baller trails with ease. Only downside is the cost to play with serious brakes. Nothing else could play in this ball park. Anyone that tells you these are TOO MUCH BRAKE are just a bunch of haters...

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Favorite Trail:   All

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $700.00

Purchased At:   A-1 Cycling - Da Bom

Similar Products Used:   Acid Juicy 7s, R SL, CR SLs...


Bike Setup:   Specialized Enduro built to the nine's...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by marc =) a Downhiller from mexico city

Date Reviewed: January 22, 2011

Strengths:    awesome stopping power, great modulation, one finger braking, easy to bleed,good on wet and dry conditions, good on steep.

good on everything


Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
awesome brakes, best ive ever tried at a good price.

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Favorite Trail:   el ajusco

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $275.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   avid code tektro aurigra pro

Bike Setup:   umf freddy 2 boxxer world cup, marzocchi roco

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by mkrp1976 a Weekend Warrior from Britain

Date Reviewed: August 15, 2010

Strengths:    Power, looks, never fade! I have a set of these on my hardtail and my dowhill bike. I have used hayes and various avid brakes and they are not a patch on shimao saints! Once you get used to the power of these you wont want to use any other brake!!

Weaknesses:    The standard pads in these are rubbish! Yes they are powerful but because they have a slight amount of play inside the calipers they squeel,howl nd vibrate like hell when under serious load. If you buy these brakes also buy a set of Goodrich Sintered pads to go with these. They have zero squeel and are actually more powerful than the standard shimano pads.

Bottom Line:   
Great great brakes, just ditch the crap standard pads and get the goodrich ones which is the only reason why I havent given these and overall rating of 5/5. Dont beilve the total rubbish about modulation. They just feel different to the norm and people dont like change do they!!!! Once you get used to the way they feel you'll love them.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   chain reaction cycle

Similar Products Used:   Hayes, avid juicy, avid elixir.

Bike Setup:   Trek Session FR and DMR Exalt hardtail custom build.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by E.L. a Downhiller from Granada Hills, CA, US

Date Reviewed: July 31, 2010

Strengths:    Amazing stopping power, lever design

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
These brakes are awesome and extremely strong. I can easily stop with only one finger unlike some of the other brakes and at $350 for both, it was definitely worth it.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   Pedalar's West

Similar Products Used:   Hayes Stroker, Avid Juicy

Bike Setup:   KHS lucky 7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lycra Matt a Weekend Warrior from Reno, NV USA

Date Reviewed: July 8, 2010

Strengths:    Excellent full-range modulation. Easy pull for lots of power.

Weaknesses:    None yet. Oh, wait... they don't come with rotors.

Bottom Line:   
They give me the best skid control of any brake I've ever used. The last brake I used was a pair of Avid Codes, which were very good brakes, when they worked. The issue with the Codes, and I didn't really know it until I upgraded, was that they really didn't modulate very well in the 50-100 percent range. You know how some brakes are great in the 20-30-40 percent range and then, it's all the way to 100? All I can say is that the Saint 810 brakes allowed me to tap into that unfamiliar range and I like it!

Oh, and they are very powerful.

And they are so easy to bleed. All you need is a piece of tubing. Far superior to the crazy adapter/syringe set-up that Avid uses. And if they are anything like my old 960XTR series brakes, the ones I bought new back in late 2002, you won't need to bleed them often, as they just seem to keep working and working.

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Favorite Trail:   My Trail

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $450.00

Purchased At:   PricePoint

Similar Products Used:   Avid Codes, Hayes El Camino, Hope Mini, Shimano XTR

Bike Setup:   Imagine the best bike possible. That's my bike.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by erickson032 a Downhiller from Fruita

Date Reviewed: May 26, 2010

Strengths:    Good Modulation light gets the job done

Weaknesses:    none that i can see i guess modulation isnt as good as other brakes

Bottom Line:   
Great brakes light durable i would recomend them but if you have the money the hope mono 6ti are the better way to go for sure

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Favorite Trail:   Lunch Loop

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $180.00

Similar Products Used:   Aviid Juicy 3,5,7 ,Hayes HFX 9 xc,HD,mag , Hope Mono6Ti, Magura gustav

Bike Setup:   2006 Ellsworth Dare,Fox 40RC2,Fox Dhx 5.0, Atomlab DHR wheels, Saint components. Other bike is 05 Santa Cruz V10 White bros DH2 fork,Fox Dhx 5.0, Arrow racing wheels hadley hubs.

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