Shimano Deore BR-M615 Disc Brake System

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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...

User Reviews (3)

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championp   All Mountain Rider [Jan 17, 2015]
Strength:

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!

Weakness:

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.

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?

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
OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
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raskall   [Sep 17, 2014]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

None

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
swuw   All Mountain Rider [Jan 06, 2014]
Strength:

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

Weakness:

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

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.

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