Shimano Deore BR-M530 Brake System

DESCRIPTION

  • Brake Type: Linear Pull - Canti
  • Brake Lever Actuation: Long Pull
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Brake Usage: F/R Front
  • Pad: Standard Compound

USER REVIEWS

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[Jan 24, 2012]
Kevin Behan
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Powerful braking strength, easily adjustable when on the move

Weakness:

Pads do not last long at all

I would not buy them again. Mainly because it seems Shimano kit their brakes out with ridiculously thin pads. I had my brakes installed on December 20th. The rubber was completly worn off the pads, right down to the metal, by January 20th. I cycle to work only on this bike, 25km round trip per day. I was off for a week at Christmas, so in total, these brake pads wore down to the metal in 3 weeks, or 375km - come on!

[Dec 12, 2009]
Anonymous
Racer

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Easy to set up. Well-made. Great power and feel. Easy pad setup.

Weakness:

Not in the least bit flash, pads could be better.

There's really no need to pay more than this for fantastic and reliable braking. Cartridge pad holders (e.g. Aztec) avoid ever having to set up the pad angle again, and Aztec ot Kool-Stop pads are more rim-friendly than the stock pads, but these are amazing value.

Similar Products Used:

Tektro Oryx and CR520 cantilevers.

[Apr 10, 2009]
italiastraps
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Ease of installation, strong, good looking, inexpensive, allows fitment of wide tires

Weakness:

none, unless if you need to have your brakes say XT or XTR

I bought these brakes (April 2009) to use in the front of my Cannodale F700. I was already running an older (+/-2001) Deore V-brake in the back. The new Deore was to replace the flexy stock Avids that were still on the bike. I also wanted a brake that had more of an arc to it as I wanted to run a wider tire in the front. To my surprise, the design of the newer Deore brake was actually beefier (the arms are a bit thicker around the base) than the older one I’d already had experience with. This translates to a very stiff feel and great braking. If you've got mediocre v-brakes on your bike now, try these. They’re only about $20. Your braking will improve and so will your confidence.I can’t see spending a lot more on fancier V-Brakes. These are easy to set-up and get the job done very well.

[Apr 24, 2008]
Chengyen Lee
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Great value for the product. Responsive in comparison to the "parallel" links system of the XT brakes. I have not had this brakes for a long time but the material and paint job seems resistant to corrosion.

Weakness:

This brake set is slightly heavier than my old LX V's. However, it is not a big deal on a trekking bike. Shimano could have provided a better material for the pad.
Spring tension on either side should be better balanced.

A great product for the price I have paid as a replacement for my old LX brakes. Replacement with Koolstop pads would be an investment.

Similar Products Used:

shimano XT V 2006, Avid Juicy 7, old 1999 shimano LX V brakes

[Mar 05, 2008]
Evren Hocaoglu
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Good overall quality, durable.

Weakness:

Cartridge type pads would be nice.

These brakes are very good built, sturdy and durable. Supplied pads can be replaced with cartridge type pads for easy pad change. Stock pads are still in good contidition after a year though. Doesn't shave rims. Have lots of power in dry conditions and power in wet is more than your tyres can handle. Don't be fooled at parallel link crap, these brakes will deliver you all you need for a funny price if you're not a light-o-maniac.

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