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    deals on SLX or XT brakes

    Looking for SLX M675 or XT M785 front and rear disc brakes.
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    Just bought the SLX earlier from BSky, 180 front 160 rear w/ adapters for 203 shipped.

    $12.25 for shipping and $1.25ish for "insurance"

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    Can anyone confirm that the SLX 675's are identical to the 785 XT's? The only thing that looks different is the logo on the levers.

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    They are basically the same other than the slx doesn't have free stroke control, it has stamped levers instead of cast, and the slx weighs a little more.

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    Any difference between the M666 and M675? Blue Sky has both listed and pictured with the finned 'Ice Tech', so I can't find any difference between the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finch6013 View Post
    They are basically the same other than the slx doesn't have free stroke control, it has stamped levers instead of cast, and the slx weighs a little more.
    What is "free stroke control" supposed to do?
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    It changes how quickly the pads engage with the lever pull so you can make the levers really sensitive or not.

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    From a quick search, it's been reported that the free stroke control feature on the XT model doesn't even work so I guess that essentially makes them the same? I don't notice a difference on mine.

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    I've ridden with both the XT and SLX and can't say I noticed any difference. Both brakes offered fantastic power and modulation. I prefer the SLX personally because I think the chromed plastic of the reservoir covers on the XT are horribly tacky.

    I got mine from Blue Sky and will soon be ordering another set to replace the Avid Elixer 7's on my Stumpy. The Shimano brakes are better in every way.

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    M666 is not very different than m675, short answer is a few more compatibility thingees and OEM changes (rotors and pads are now ice tech). Shimano SLX 2013 Unveiled - BikeRadar

    The best deal going right now is to have Jenson price match Nashbar's deal on XT brakes: Shimano Deore XT BR-M785 Disc Brake - Bike Brakes

    Reason being: For $89.99 x 2 (SLX from bluesky) plus shipping and insurance, you're at $15 less than Jenson, who offers free shipping. Plus, you have XT instead of SLX, plus the XT's are retail packaged with Metal and resin pads, unlike the SLX which come with resin only (and are supposedly OEM from BS). The OEM XT version from jenson and BS appear to have metal pads, but no fins (I asked both, best answer was "looks like maybe"). Metal finned pads come in at around $40.


    PLUS you don't have to deal with bluesky.

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    Only thing with Jenson price match is Nashbar is backordered on the rear brake set. Usually most retailers will not price match an item that is not instock. Other wise that would be a great deal.

    I ended up with a set of the 2013 SLX slightly used for a price I cannot pass up.
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    Ha, good point. I must have gotten in under the wire.

    I haven't seen a single set of these used. Except for halo-tier XTR.

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    I got Tree Fort to price match Blue Sky, and they had free shipping. They had the SLX 675 finned metal Ice Tech version. Blue sky has both finned and unfinned version, some come with resin pads. After reading around, everyone says the SLX is pretty much identical other than some novelty adjuster on the XT that doesn't do anything and a very small weight penalty. For the finned version of the SLX, it seems like a better choice than equally priced XT without!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikemaya View Post
    I got Tree Fort to price match Blue Sky, and they had free shipping. They had the SLX 675 finned metal Ice Tech version. Blue sky has both finned and unfinned version, some come with resin pads. After reading around, everyone says the SLX is pretty much identical other than some novelty adjuster on the XT that doesn't do anything and a very small weight penalty. For the finned version of the SLX, it seems like a better choice than equally priced XT without!
    Just tried to get tree fort to price match blue sky and their little pricer matcher thing said we can't go that low. Bummer. I wonder how you got it through.

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    Quote Originally Posted by woodi2259 View Post
    Just tried to get tree fort to price match blue sky and their little pricer matcher thing said we can't go that low. Bummer. I wonder how you got it through.
    Did you check m666 or m675? That might be the difference. Some people just stop price matching when the deals get too crazy (universal cycles).

    The difference between XT and slx are indeed minor, and the bite point engagement control definitely didn't do much, if anything, on my saint 810s. However, $15 still gets you metal finned pads (better for DH) as well as a backup pair of resin pads, if the metals are too grabby. You're looking at a $60 value in pads alone, regardless of the "upgrade". I bought other stuff from jenson as well, which makes it an ever better deal for me. If bluesky has other things you want, that'll help diffuse the shipping cost. Their customer service let me down in the past when I had a return, so I'd rather not use them if at all possible.

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    Give Tree Fort a few days, and try again. I successfully got a number of items matched in my order, but after the brakes they wouldn't match a headset from Blue Sky. They also lowered their online price for everyone on something else I pricematched, so keep an eye out to see if they do that. I think there must be an internal thing that only lets them match a certain amount from a retailer, but I imagine it resets at some point too.

    I saved a ton thanks to Tree Fort, and I got half my odds and ends for my new build from one place! Thanks guys! I would have loved to order more, but you guys just plain didn't carry the other stuff I needed I got everything I could from them, can't wait for my big 'ol box to arrive

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    I love hearing positive feedback from places. I haven't considered treefort in the past but I'll give them a look next time.

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    Got the new brakes installed this afternoon. Front cable was alittle shorter and the rear was alittle longer than my stock brakes but they still worked just fine. From the small test at my house they are alot stornger than my Elixer 5's. I will later get ice tech rotors and finned pads but for now I am satisfied. Cant wait to try them on the trail tomorrow
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    Chain reaction cycles has XT M765 fronts for $52.16.

    Shimano XT Disc Brakes M765 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    I know these are an older model, and CRC are in the UK but someone might be interested

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    That's a helluva deal!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ako View Post
    Chain reaction cycles has XT M765 fronts for $52.16.

    Shimano XT Disc Brakes M765 | Buy Online | ChainReactionCycles.com

    I know these are an older model, and CRC are in the UK but someone might be interested
    Eh, those are like two generations old. I think i'd rather go for the deore's for $7 more.

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    Keep in mind OE parts may not carry a warranty with Shimano directly. You may be forced to deal with the seller which can be a problem in month 10.

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    I have both 666 and 675's and the only differences I see are the fonts on the levers and the color of calipers. On the 675's, the SLX font is larger and the caliper is black. On the 666, the caliper is dark grey. MY 675's came from BlueSky and OEM. I believe the 666's came from ebay. Both sets are great and a lot better than the Elixir 5's I had before.
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    Used the SLX 675 today on the trail. Wow what a difference! I am still using non finned resin pads that came on the brakes and avid rotors that were on my bike.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    Eh, those are like two generations old. I think i'd rather go for the deore's for $7 more.
    For those of us living outside of US, we don't always have the luxury of choice.

    CRC ships internationally for reasonable prices. Nearly everything I buy in the States, I need to freight to my virtual US address, then pay $10 per pound to reach me. It adds up quickly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ako View Post
    For those of us living outside of US, we don't always have the luxury of choice.

    CRC ships internationally for reasonable prices. Nearly everything I buy in the States, I need to freight to my virtual US address, then pay $10 per pound to reach me. It adds up quickly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Used the SLX 675 today on the trail. Wow what a difference! I am still using non finned resin pads that came on the brakes and avid rotors that were on my bike.
    Sounds like you're a happy camper

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    Quote Originally Posted by 309 View Post
    I've ridden with both the XT and SLX and can't say I noticed any difference. Both brakes offered fantastic power and modulation. I prefer the SLX personally because I think the chromed plastic of the reservoir covers on the XT are horribly tacky.

    I got mine from Blue Sky and will soon be ordering another set to replace the Avid Elixer 7's on my Stumpy. The Shimano brakes are better in every way.
    I agree 100% on the aesthetics of Shimano brakes. While all three levels get rave reviews from a performance stand point (which is priority #1), XT and XTR look extremely tacky with the chrome pieces ... imo SLX is the only level having a decent appearance.

    I'm in the middle of a build now and will be going with Shimano brakes due to their excellent performance. Just wish they would pull their heads out of their @$$ from a styling standpoint! Function always comes before form, but if nothing else just give them a basic black styling ... at least that blends in with most bikes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stygz1 View Post
    Only thing with Jenson price match is Nashbar is backordered on the rear brake set. Usually most retailers will not price match an item that is not instock. Other wise that would be a great deal.

    I ended up with a set of the 2013 SLX slightly used for a price I cannot pass up.
    Price match with Nashbar still works, even though the front brake is on backorder at Nashbar. Just ordered one from Jensen.

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    For what it's worth, either everyone in the world is ordering XT brakes, or there's something else going on - Jensen is now backordered on brakes, too, but will still do a pricematch. Expected ship date - early February.

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    I think it's the former. I'm guessing shimano is backordered and every shop is still accepting orders. I got my order in early but I have no idea when to expect my brakes..

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    My XT 785 brakes shipped from Jenson.....

    My backordered price-match (nashbar $104.98) xt brakes shipped from Jenson last night. They said early February but I guess they shipped early.

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    Yep, mine shipped, too. $104 for XT is a hell if a deal. Mine were price matched to $123 at Nashbar

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    FYI, my XT brakes from Jensons, retail packaged, arrived today. Boxes (yay) and ferrules/blocks, but only one set of pads. They were metal, FC03S, so radiator pads, but I was a touch disappointed they didn't come with two sets of pads. Still, $5 more than OEM non radiator, and $15 more than SLX resin, I'll take them.

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    Hmm... does radiator = metal pads?

    Are metal pads the default on XTs?

    If so, I hadn't realised. My XTs have the radiator pads and I'd simply assumed they were organic.

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    I don't know what is default. The slxes from bsc are resin pads with radiators, the Oem xts from Jenson are metal without a radiator.

    Radiator doesn't imply metal. The pad material is listed on the back of the pad. Metal is supposed to be better for DH, which is my intended use.

    I just wanted to let people know, since I was saying how much better retail packaged brakes were, and they aren't....

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    FYI, my XT brakes from Jensons, retail packaged, arrived today. Boxes (yay) and ferrules/blocks, but only one set of pads. They were metal, FC03S, so radiator pads, but I was a touch disappointed they didn't come with two sets of pads. Still, $5 more than OEM non radiator, and $15 more than SLX resin, I'll take them.
    This just sounds like an oversight in packing your order. I'd contact Jenson and ask for the other set of pads. No harm in asking.

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    I might give it a try. The brakes only came with one bag of bleeding blocks, in one box. In the other, there was only olives and ferrules...seemed a bit odd that shimano would pack the blocks ONLY in the front or rear box, and not both....suggesting that somebody may have been in there. I'll give them a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandwich View Post
    I might give it a try. The brakes only came with one bag of bleeding blocks, in one box. In the other, there was only olives and ferrules...seemed a bit odd that shimano would pack the blocks ONLY in the front or rear box, and not both....suggesting that somebody may have been in there. I'll give them a call.
    Mine arrived packed the same way - blocks in one box, olive and ferrule in another. Only one set of pads in each.

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    In case anyone is still looking...

    Wiggle is selling the XT 785 IceTech discs for $115.45 per side plus 15% off (coupon code: 15EXTRA). Just picked up a set for $196.28 shipped to the US!

    Wiggle | Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake Lever and PM Caliper | Disc Brakes

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    Thanks MondoRides, I just purchased these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MondoRides View Post
    Wiggle is selling the XT 785 IceTech discs for $115.45 per side plus 15% off (coupon code: 15EXTRA). Just picked up a set for $196.28 shipped to the US!

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    also just hit this up! thanks! rep!

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    i notice you can get front or front (left). obviously looking for the front left, but the rear doesn't have that option, it just says rear.. will these work on the right hand side? Or is it set up for left cause its from the UK?

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    Quote Originally Posted by normarin View Post
    i notice you can get front or front (left). obviously looking for the front left, but the rear doesn't have that option, it just says rear.. will these work on the right hand side? Or is it set up for left cause its from the UK?
    Levers are reversed, so it works out if you buy a set. I swapped levers when I shortened the hoses.

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    Anyone else have any current deals on XT BR-M785 Brakes? I have $200 bucks to spend that I would like to put down on these brakes. I'm trying to keep it at $200 or less if possible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killowatt View Post
    Anyone else have any current deals on XT BR-M785 Brakes? I have $200 bucks to spend that I would like to put down on these brakes. I'm trying to keep it at $200 or less if possible!
    check out the wiggle deal with the 15extra coupon. should be less than 2 bills if the price and coupon are still good.

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    coupon is dead btw

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    Quote Originally Posted by Killowatt View Post
    Anyone else have any current deals on XT BR-M785 Brakes? I have $200 bucks to spend that I would like to put down on these brakes. I'm trying to keep it at $200 or less if possible!
    bluesky still has the front for 89. I got the front from bluesky and the rear from jensen for $100

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    Quote Originally Posted by goodmojo View Post
    bluesky still has the front for 89. I got the front from bluesky and the rear from jensen for $100

    Not seeing that Price at Jenson, it is $135 now

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    Slx for $176 shipped at starbike.com not sure if you would pay duty in the US or tax. I payed $30 on a 360$ order to Canada.

    Amazing prices on Zee and Saints too.

    Prices on the site are euro but they minus 20% if your outside Germany and shipping is 30 euros if under 250.

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    I screwed up and bought the set from wiggle with the code. Bought a rear and thought I needed a lh front as normal. I got 2 lh's, one front and one back. I did get a rh front on order before the code expired. I even knew I should watch out for that but since the site listed a specific lh and rh front I let my attention slip for the rear. So, look in the classifieds soon for a lh front xt brake. It will be listed for what I paid for it about $100.

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    Well looks like my timing is just off at the moment for a good deal or at least for a $200 brakeset. I have a $200 Visa rewards card burning a hole in my pocket and I want to use it on a set of XT brakes!

    JJMTB1 - I would entertain your LH front XT brake but not sure how I could use my Visa card to purchase. Sounds like I'll need to wait...

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    Any updated deals? I think its time to retire my juicys. Looked at the wiggle deal but I don't really want to deal with swapping lever and bleeding out of the box. Otherwise is Bluesky for $200 for the slx and Jenson price match to nashbar for $226 still the best bet?

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    Had to shorten both sets of hoses front and rear on both bikes so Wiggle deal wouldn't have been an inconvenience after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfbeast View Post
    Had to shorten both sets of hoses front and rear on both bikes so Wiggle deal wouldn't have been an inconvenience after all.
    +1 on the reversed lever UK deals. Unless you have a large enough frame where you don't need to to shorten the lines, then the lever swap is a non issue. There's instructions online on how to shorten the lines without bleeding, although that's a YMMV. Worked out for me.

    http://www.shimano.com/publish/conte...20Trimming.pdf

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    I bought the set from jenson, price matched, and the rear line was OK on my front brake with my 8" travel downhill fork, but the rear is too long, with a medium sized DH bike equipped with a floating brake. I will probably end up shortening that hose anyways.

    FWIW, I bought my saints, reversed, from CRC. I swapped the hoses with no brass bushing swap. One of my lines leaked, so I shortened it and rebled. It wasn't the end of the world, and the brakes were great after the bleed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by finny1999 View Post
    Any updated deals? I think its time to retire my juicys. Looked at the wiggle deal but I don't really want to deal with swapping lever and bleeding out of the box. Otherwise is Bluesky for $200 for the slx and Jenson price match to nashbar for $226 still the best bet?
    Yes, I went with the SLX 675s and the old XT rotors (non-icetech) on bluesky.

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    I also suggest checking bargain bins from the places that have a physical shop as well.

    I scored a set of XT dual control take-offs from a new bike, complete with attached calipers, for $90. Already have the bleed blocks and such accessories from my retail slx, so it was a sweet score!

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    Nashbar has the XT on sale for $112, should be arriving tomorrow. Now all 3 bikes has the XT's. =)
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    Wiggle has XT785's on sale for $109 right now...shipped free.

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    Paid spam... i also messed up my wiggle order, left hand brake for sale $100.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Ranger View Post
    Wiggle has XT785's on sale for $109 right now...shipped free.
    Use coupon code 15-EXTRA if you're buying a F&R set to save even more, 15% off.
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    Black rear is out of stock, looks like they'll leave you order but won't let you use a discount code. Silver is available and with the 15% off coupon come out to $185.45 with free shipping. Very tempting...I'm on an XL Tallboy so I shouldn't have to worry about trimming the hoses, but how hard are these to swap levers and bleed if needed? .

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    15-extra got me brakes and rotors for $250 shipped. The bummer is I think I made the same error Chello did by ordering a front left and rear. I bet I'm getting two left levers.

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    I'm confused on the confusion on the LH and RH levers on Wiggle.

    There are three options in the drop down:
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    Front (left)
    Rear

    If you want a standard set, shouldn't you just order a Front (left) and a Rear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinGT View Post
    I'm confused on the confusion on the LH and RH levers on Wiggle.

    There are three options in the drop down:
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    Front (left)
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    If you want a standard set, shouldn't you just order a Front (left) and a Rear?
    Nope, because you'll get the same lever side, just different hose lengths. Brakes on sites like CRC or wiggle are set up moto style aka UK style where front is right lever, and rear is left lever.
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    Buy the brakes from a German site, I know my Zee's came LF RR from Starbike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Nope, because you'll get the same lever side, just different hose lengths. Brakes on sites like CRC or wiggle are set up moto style aka UK style where front is right lever, and rear is left lever.
    So you order Front and Front (left) to get a front and rear? Crazy brits!

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    ^The hoses will be short still to run as a rear. Best is to stick with Front and Rear and just switch the hoses out.
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    Got my first pair months ago from Jenson (via price matching) for $195 shipped.

    Got my second pair (silver) today from Wiggle for $185 shipped.

    I'm really lovin' this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Space Ranger View Post
    15-extra got me brakes and rotors for $250 shipped. The bummer is I think I made the same error Chello did by ordering a front left and rear. I bet I'm getting two left levers.
    Oh no!!! I ordered the same thing

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    Wiggle 17off-stp

    I got the silver XT brakes F/R with mounting brackets for $200 and free shipping.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odyssey12305 View Post
    Oh no!!! I ordered the same thing
    Hahaha, looks like I did the same thing!!! Balls.

    I think I'll try the moto set-up though. So where do we find a left hand rear? Or just get a normal left hand front and add a longer hose?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eurospek View Post
    Nope, because you'll get the same lever side, just different hose lengths. Brakes on sites like CRC or wiggle are set up moto style aka UK style where front is right lever, and rear is left lever.
    for US sites (nashbar, pricepoint, bikebling, performance), do you get the standard set? I rec'd the xt brakeset from wiggle and both were left levers

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    I just ordered a set of SLX brakes from Blueskycycling for $205 shipped. I would like to buy them from my LBS but they wanted $180 a wheel. Ouch!

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    Best I am able to do with brakes (xt), rotors (ice tech, 180mm), and adapters is coming in a bit over $325.

    New build, so need all items. Am I missing anything or any great deals?

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    If you aren't set on ice tech rotors, you can get hayes for like a quarter of the price. Not sure the ice tech rotors are really that important in the mix...

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    Hayes Rotors (180mm) seem to be around 25 per - if I am going to try the Ice Tech stuff, I figure its probably worth the extra 20 bucks front and rear to go with the full system. I may change to regular rotors in the future, but that wont be a deal killer. Just wanting to make sure I wasnt missing a coupon going on right now.

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    XT 785s (boxed, not OEM) are $112.99 at Nashbar right now. Best price I found

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    Ordered a set with Ice Tec rotors for a tad over 300. I use moto config on my bicycles, so I'm ok on that part. However, looks like there's a backorder on the brakes until mid-April at Wiggle.

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    I used Jenson price match on the XT brakes and front adapter, ordered the rotors and rear adapter from Blue sky. Waiting on Jenson to ship now, Blue sky already has.

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    Can someone school me on Ice Tech Rotors. I get the concept and all but don't see how the Ice Tech rotors warrant that price ~2x cost over standard RT75s. Anyone who upgrade and have thoughts?

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    At Pricepoint, you can get a set of XT 785 front and rear for around $210 during their big sale. No word on when the sale ends. Don't know about shipping though. Use code: save big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    At Pricepoint, you can get a set of XT 785 front and rear for around $210 during their big sale. No word on when the sale ends. Don't know about shipping though. Use code: save big.
    I just combined a price match ($110.99 each at Nashbar) with the SAVEBIG code from Pricepoint. $187 for the front/rear set delivered. I couldn't find a better deal than that.

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    Thanks for the tip, Squak, but how do you do a price match at Pricepoint? Do you do it via an email to them or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slow Danger View Post
    At Pricepoint, you can get a set of XT 785 front and rear for around $210 during their big sale. No word on when the sale ends. Don't know about shipping though. Use code: save big.
    Sale ends Thursday Night. I ordered this stuff the other day. Pretty good prices!

    Here's my order conf. e-mail

    1 115 SHI091 FNT Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake FRONT 100.02
    1 115 SHI091 RER Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake REAR 100.02
    1 280 SHIIS1 Shimano XT SM-SL78 I-Spec Brackets Pair 34.61
    1 115 SHI131 203 Shimano SM-RT86 6 Bolt Rotor 203 48.46
    1 115 SHI131 H80 Shimano SM-RT86 6 Bolt Rotor 180 44.62
    1 115 MAGQM8 QM7 MAGURA QM BRAKE ADAPTERS QM7 203mm 6.15
    **********
    PRODUCT 333.88
    TAX 0.00
    POSTAGE & HANDLING 29.99
    INSURANCE 1.29
    **********
    B Visa TOTAL $ 365.16

    I did pay extra for overnight shipping and got the I-spec Brackets to go with my M-780 Shifters. With their sale I had to spend $419 to get $100 off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnroyal View Post
    Thanks for the tip, Squak, but how do you do a price match at Pricepoint? Do you do it via an email to them or something?
    Not sure how you do it with an online order (maybe use the comment box). I ended up placing my order over the phone because I was using a Visa gift card and a regular credit card (their website isn't set up for 2 payment methods). I just told the guy on the phone that Nashbar had the same brakes for $110.99--easy peasy. Felt kinda old school using the phone to order bike parts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnroyal View Post
    Thanks for the tip, Squak, but how do you do a price match at Pricepoint? Do you do it via an email to them or something?
    I took this off Priceline's website:

    For online orders, please add the information to the “Additional Order Comments” box in the Payment Information section during checkout.
    If you have already placed your order, please send the information to
    custservice@pricepoint.com.

    What I can't tell is if Priceline price matches before the purchase, or if you have to go through with the purchase and hope they match. Maybe call the order in?

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    Went with the squak method at pricepoint, ended up $188 shipped, had to give a link and price in the comment box and when they processed my order they charged me for the price match amount. Still have to order adapters and rotors for a frame I don't even own yet. Anyone want to sell me their Nimble 9 large in white or black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stopbreakindown View Post
    Went with the squak method at pricepoint, ended up $188 shipped, had to give a link and price in the comment box and when they processed my order they charged me for the price match amount. Still have to order adapters and rotors for a frame I don't even own yet. Anyone want to sell me their Nimble 9 large in white or black?
    Did the same thing as Stopbreakind. Awesome price.

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    deals on SLX or XT brakes

    ...kicking myself for missing the pricepoint sale...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInYpsi View Post
    ...kicking myself for missing the pricepoint sale...
    Wiggle will get you close to the same deal if you use the 12-extra or 10-extra code. Just know that brakes from the UK come Left-Rear/Right-Front. Not really a big deal though because you'll probably need to shorten the hydraulic lines anyway--easy to do and Shimano includes everything you need.

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    deals on SLX or XT brakes

    XT black rear is out of stock at wiggle currently, otherwise it would be a done deal. I'm keeping an eye peeled there to see if stock is replenished before their coupon expires.

    Almost did Nashbar but I'm gonna hold out since I'm not in a hurry.

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    Anyone uses the short lever of the XT with grip shift?

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    I bought my SLX brakes at Starbike for 129 euros for the set (about 170 bucks).

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    Black XT's are back in stock at wiggle. Looks like their 15-extra coupon has expired but 12-extra is still working. I'm pulling the trigger on a set of XT's, adpaters, and ice-tec rotors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisInYpsi View Post
    Black XT's are back in stock at wiggle. Looks like their 15-extra coupon has expired but 12-extra is still working. I'm pulling the trigger on a set of XT's, adpaters, and ice-tec rotors.
    Before anyone orders, this is not correct. I ordered a set on March 20th(!!!), and at that time their site said 'in stock'. A few days later I received an email saying that it was back ordered, their site then was updated as back ordered until "April 15th".

    I emailed them a few days ago, and looks like it's not in stock yet.

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    deals on SLX or XT brakes

    Quote Originally Posted by Shmoo View Post
    Before anyone orders, this is not correct...
    My complete order has shipped. Appears they really are in stock.

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    Do the trail version of the brakes have a longer lever than the regular brakes?

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