Shimano Saint M810 Disc Brake System

5/5 (8 Reviews)
MSRP : $179.98

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Product Description

The Saint Hydraulic Servo-Wave Brake Lever improves modulation and uses an intuitiveTool-free brake lever reach adjustment for onTrail adjustments, letting you concentrate onTheTrail and not your components.This is a right side lever pre-bled caliper set, works as a rear or shortenThe hose and runThe caliper onThe front "moto-style". Complete Pre-Bled set Brake Lever Size: 1.5-finger Brake Lever Material: aluminum Brake Lever Finish: anodized Bracket Material: aluminum Bracket Finish: painted SE

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Alazamanza a Weekend Warrior from United Kingdom

Date Reviewed: February 20, 2012

Strengths:    POWER good feel eough adjustments

Weaknesses:    too much power making me ride slow!!

Bottom Line:   
biggest power brake going it cant be beat for power but on true dh tracks modulation is more important... the formula mega brkaes ive also used would stop me just as quick on a dh track.... theyre lighter and only cost around the same... its cheaper to get pads and brake oil for the megas and i think there is more feel to them but i still like the saints 203 at front 180 rear is more than enough for any dh track and theyre really reliable. the old problem with shimano used to be they were down on power but they seem to have sorted it out with servo wave.

if youre looking for the max power dh stopper... here it is but you may want to try before you buy... especially if youre buying new

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Favorite Trail:   Llangollen BDS

Price Paid:    $170.00

Purchased At:   mate second hand

Similar Products Used:   shimano slx
formula mega

Bike Setup:   giant glory, saint everything, 888s up front, fox at the back

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:5
Submitted by andykrow a Downhiller from Fort Collins, CO

Date Reviewed: July 18, 2011

Strengths:    Unbelievable power. Easy bleeding. And they look cool.

Weaknesses:    None.

Bottom Line:   
Simply the best brake made. I used k18's for a few years and they're nice, but after I cracked a piston I decided to get something with more power. Tried v2's and they're nice and look awesome, but the Saints are stronger. This brake is amazing. No sure why people complain about modulation cuz I have no problems. These require a light touch and that's why I love them... no more arm pump at Keystone!! These are truly one finger brakes, and honestly i can lock up tires with my PINKY with these things. The lever can be set up exactly how you want it. Also they are super easy to bleed, and in theory at least mineral oil will require less bleeding than DOT since it can't absorb water.

As for price, it ain't cheap, but you can get them for significantly less than the v2's or Formula Ones.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $400.00

Purchased At:   pricepoint

Similar Products Used:   Formula k18, Hope v2

Bike Setup:   Turner RFX, 66 rc3, saint stuff

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by carraig042 a Downhiller from Tennessee

Date Reviewed: June 14, 2011

Strengths:    Power - These things are a beast! They have much more power than the older generation Avid Codes. Their first real use was at Diablo and I had to turn the power down on them as the rear wheel was locking up to easy.
Ease - Shimano brakes are super easy to bleed in comparison to the Hayes and Avid brakes I have used. It is also a plus to me that they use mineral oil as it is not so corrosive.
Looks - The brakes look really nice. I dig the black with simple white graphics.
Other - The reach adjust is a great feature and works great especially since no tools are required. There is also no play in the levers which instills a solid feeling.

Weaknesses:    Price if paid new.

Bottom Line:   
Great brakes so far. They performed great with no fade. Seem to be built really well as they took a beating from my trip to Diablo. I walked out with a concussion and a broken collar bone, the bike and brakes didn't hardly get a scratch.

The only reason I gave 4 stars on the value is because of the high price compared to some other systems.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Avid Codes and Hayes Stroker Carbons

Bike Setup:   Shimano 810's with stock pads and Magura rotors.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by E.L. a Downhiller from Los Angeles

Date Reviewed: May 4, 2011

Strengths:    Great stopping power. Easy to adjust and perfect for both dh and trials.

Weaknesses:    Price. Original pads are not too good. The stock pads will make the stopping power fade at high speeds

Bottom Line:   
These brakes are by far the best I have used.

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Favorite Trail:   United States

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $300.00

Similar Products Used:   Avid Code r, Avid 4, Hayes Stroker, Shimano xt

Bike Setup:   Kona Operator dh, Khs lucky 7

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by a Downhiller from Iligan City

Date Reviewed: April 19, 2011

Strengths:    Awesome brakes by far. Inspires confidence even in the deadliest trails. Best modulation of any brakes.

Weaknesses:    People give it bad reviews because they don't know how to use it or don't use it for it's intended purpose. Only weakness is other bikers get jealous of it. hahaha

Bottom Line:   
It's the perfect set of brakes for me, my bike and my riding style. Thanks Shimano for another spectacular product.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   SLX, BB7, M556 and other crap as hydros

Bike Setup:   Marin quake 7.1, Shimano saint groupo, Marz 888, Marz roco tst, Easton havoc dh, Nevegals

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by wolf_aus_wien a Weekend Warrior from Vieanna, Austria

Date Reviewed: March 16, 2011

Strengths:    Braking power, braking power and brake power! Easy to bleed, no further service necessary. Can turn bike on top without problems - good for bike parks/shuttle rides.

Weaknesses:    Price and weight are an issue...

Bottom Line:   
The biggest problem is to get used to the brute force of these babies. You have to learn to modulate them sensibly on flat ground - otherwise you might go over the bars in an emergency! Not suitable for town rides or light XC in my opinion!
But as soon as I steer downhill they begin to shine - and the modulation on steep terrain is great. The Saints begin to work properly when most other brakes give up - especially with my 105 kg! Freeriders and Downhillers will not find a better brake easily!
They are rather expensive but worth every penny!

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Favorite Trail:   Wienerwald

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   actionsoports

Similar Products Used:   Gustav, Code, Elixir, several smaller Shimanos

Bike Setup:   Titus El Guapo, RP23, Lyrik 2-step, SLX-XT mix, Saint brakes with 203mm rotors f+r, Mavic 321 on XT hubs, reverb seatpost,...

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by ezgo a Weekend Warrior from Israel

Date Reviewed: January 18, 2011

Strengths:    killer brake with a single finger grip. best I've had thus far.
great adjustments capability - lever distance, free stroke!

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
Best brakes I've had. Get them if you can. Easy setup. tons of power and adjustments.

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Favorite Trail:   the next one I ride

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   slalum

Similar Products Used:   magura marta SL, Magura Louise

Bike Setup:   Morewood Mbuzi, Saint Brakes!!!, XTR crank and shifters, saint rear der.
Stan Flow w/ CK hubs, Fox 36 talas & dhx 4 rear, gravity dropper turbo 4"
Chromag 760. 60mm stem

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