Shimano Deore Hydraulic Disc Cassette

3.63/5 (8 Reviews)


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tupac Shakur a Weekend Warrior from Brantford, Ontario

Date Reviewed: March 17, 2008

Strengths:    Light. Simple, Looks OEM on the bike. Great 1 finger control, amazing pad life. Does not overheat, even on a dirt jump / street bike. Right now I only have the 6" rear installed, and it does the job amazingly.

Weaknesses:    Absolutely nothing I can think of :D

Bottom Line:   
I got my rear hydro for free. I loved it, and bought a front for $20. The front needs to be re-bled, but the rear has not been re-bled since purchased by the first owner, almost 3 years ago. These breaks are amazing.

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Favorite Trail:   street / DJ

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   From Friend

Similar Products Used:   Various Hayes Mechanicals, Avid Juicy

Bike Setup:   2005 Norco Ryde, nothing stock.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Andy Lo a Cross Country Rider from Penang, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: March 5, 2007

Strengths:    Lightweight. Burn-in fast, took me only 2 rides.

Weaknesses:    No fancy design, looks dull and simple. Not quite good stopping power on the front. Can't take too much heat. Ocasional rubbing.

Bottom Line:   
I'm using 6" front and rear. On the rear, of course it's powerful enough, but on the front it's never enough. Since I play lots of downhill, the front never gives me the confidence. There's no chance that I thought I can ever lock the brakes. I think it's more suitable fr normal cross-country riders or weekend warriors. Definitely not for those who enjoys doing downhill or require instant braking. I'm changing to 8" XT rotor front.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   KT Cycletron

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Tank Easton Elite.

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:4
Submitted by sam a Downhiller from london

Date Reviewed: June 3, 2003

Strengths:    quite powerfull when broken in but that dont take long

Weaknesses:    cables kink easily, very easily, brakes rnt 2 gd in wet, overheat, grabby, sharp, little modulation, with bad tyres U WILL DIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bottom Line:   
good budget buy, but i dont like em.

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Favorite Trail:   my own

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $120.00

Purchased At:   lbs

Similar Products Used:   formula hydros, XT they r much better!

Bike Setup:   saracen x-ile with xt hydro discs, pyslo race tulio, mavic d321 rims :P

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Tyler a Downhiller from West Shores of Canada

Date Reviewed: October 14, 2002

Strengths:    Very decent braking power... Im 160 ibs and a light braker aswell, theywork incredibly, Im perfectly happy not upgrading.

Weaknesses:    Front brake has some trouble locking at speed.. most likely a good thing, but Id rather have the control then the safty measure. Also seems to squeel under high pressure, such as trying to lock them at speed lol.

Bottom Line:   
Im very happy with them, but they choke under pressure...

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Favorite Trail:   I havent named it yet, some disgustingly steep singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   PM Bikes in Victoria

Similar Products Used:   Hayes 8 inch hydro, avid mechs, hayes mechs

Bike Setup:   deore 6 inch hydro, 2001 kona stinky-deelux, 2000 jr ts, 26 doublewide w/ 3.0 gazzy on the front, 24 doublewide w/ 3.0 gazzy on the back

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:2
Submitted by dave a Cross Country Rider from Sale, Vic, Aust

Date Reviewed: August 4, 2002

Strengths:    Good stopping power and modulation. Not too heavy.

Weaknesses:    Occational rubbing.

Bottom Line:   
Kick ass on rim brakes ( buckles no longer matter) Can squeel when they get dirty. But they are fantastic. I would get them again. Theses are better suited to X-country than free ride/downhill. Good for big blokes who give their stuff hell and expect it to last for an eternity.

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Favorite Trail:   any singletrack

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Flemington cycles

Similar Products Used:   V brakes, Old U brakes and canti's

Bike Setup:   Raceline comp. Hugi's and f519s

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ryan Bowden a Cross Country Rider from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Date Reviewed: June 7, 2002

Strengths:    Great stopping power
Light enough for xc ( S'what I use them for )
( Look good :P )


Weaknesses:    Not as stopping power as 4 piston discs, but great if you don't want to fork out tons of cash, and you're looking for a system light enough for xc.

Bottom Line:   
Great discs for xc, if you don't need ENORMOUS stopping power.

Great price, great value.
Very above average performance.

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Favorite Trail:   Kanata lakes

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $100.00

Purchased At:   Fresh air experience

Bike Setup:   sugar 3+ with fox vanilla rl fork and WH-M575 wheelset.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Trevor Bell a Downhiller from Victoria B.C. Canada

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2002

Strengths:    Great modulation. Burn in fast. decent power and look awsome. Very affordable

Weaknesses:    not the most powerful two piston brake out there

Bottom Line:   
A excellent preforming brake for a rider on a budget.

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Favorite Trail:   b-52

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   goldstream bikes

Similar Products Used:   hayes mech, avid mech

Bike Setup:   01 Kona scrap, 5 inch z5's , front ditch and back dx 32

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Greg a Cross Country Rider from Seattle

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2002

Strengths:    Smooth braking, one finger control.

Weaknesses:    Occasional rub.

Bottom Line:   
A new bike this year and the Deore hydraulics were stock on the Instinct. I've been out on 3-4 good rides and they have performed well with plenty of stopping power from the 2-piston design; although, I'm 160lbs and a light braker. Good feel and control that has remained consistent so far. This was the one component on the bike with no history, so this is an initial review. We'll see how they hold up through the season.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Purchased At:   Gregg's Cycle

Similar Products Used:   V-brakes

Bike Setup:   2002 Rocky Mountain Instinct

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