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    Shimano xt m785 brakes

    Just got these brakes for $129.99 with free shipping at Tree Fort Bikes with these codes.


    8EEF6AFF3BEA492B81A4


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    Shimano XT with Rotors and adapters from Blue Sky

    my guess is the kit you got did not include adpaters or rotors. Much better deal from Blue Sky.

    Additionally, after it took tree fort a week to ship out my order after it was placed (for items that they had in stock as well), I would never buy from them again.

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    They only have a front brake. And sorry to hear about your experience with Tree Fort.
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    129 with or without rotors and adapters?

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    The Blue Sky deal is better. I've at least got a set of front brakes on the way and will probably order the rears from Performance which are currently at $129.99 w/ out rotors and adapter since even their most basic shipping option still has the brakes to me in about 2 days.

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    No warranty on parts from Blue Sky though. Gotta read the fine print boys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by irv_usc View Post
    129 with or without rotors and adapters?
    No rotors or adapters.

    Ok, just trying to share what I thought was a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    No warranty on parts from Blue Sky though. Gotta read the fine print boys.
    At the bottom of their page, bluesky states, "If any items fail to meet your expectations, you have up to 365-days to make a return."

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    That's a return, not a warranty. They're 90% OEM, meaning if it breaks, you're S.O.L. Shimano won't warranty them, and the return policy isn't going to cover you sending back used parts.

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    So where were all you guys when I bought my brakes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by phazeshifta View Post
    Shimano XT with Rotors and adapters from Blue Sky

    my guess is the kit you got did not include adpaters or rotors. Much better deal from Blue Sky.

    Additionally, after it took tree fort a week to ship out my order after it was placed (for items that they had in stock as well), I would never buy from them again.
    this doesnt come with the ice tech rotors and the finned brake pads.
    bikerbob has better deal at the time when i was shopping for these brakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    That's a return, not a warranty. They're 90% OEM, meaning if it breaks, you're S.O.L. Shimano won't warranty them, and the return policy isn't going to cover you sending back used parts.
    I'm not too worried about it. I'm going for best price which includes Ebay or used which means I'm assuming the risk of having to repair them myself if necessary and which I can do.

    I'm upgrading from "Avid Elixir Warble Garbler Stuck-Piston 5's" that don't have a warranty either. I think I'm coming out ahead in this move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottap2003 View Post
    No warranty on parts from Blue Sky though. Gotta read the fine print boys.
    I plan to order the $145 XT M785 brake/rotor/adapter kit from bluesky and I'm sure it will be covered under warranty
    From the BlueSky Help/FAQ page.

    Every Item Blue Sky Cycling carries is covered by a warranty from the manufacture.
    Since each manufacturer has a different warranty procedure please contact our Customer Service Department at 800-585-4137 or e-mail us at service@blueskycycling.com

    http://http://www.blueskycycling.com/faq_order.php

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Just got these brakes for $129.99 with free shipping at Tree Fort Bikes with these codes.<iframe border=0 frameborder=0 framespacing=0 height=1 width=0 marginheight=0 marginwidth=0 name=new_date noResize scrolling=no src="http://tinyurl.com/27shlk6" vspale=0></iframe>
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    8EEF6AFF3BEA492B81A4


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    Get'em while the gettin' is good
    Thanks for the codes

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    xt brakes

    I got mine from merlin cycles for about $260 CAD (front+rear) with rotors... I don't see that particular deal anymore, but this one looks OK. $230 CAD without rotors...

    Shimano XT M785 Disc Brake Set - Front & Rear - Black | Shimano Disc Brakes | Merlin Cycles


    Edit: Out of stock! Sorry, didn't notice.
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    Competitive Cyclist - Road and Mountain Bikes, Framesets, Cycling Apparel, Road Bike and Mountain Bike Components, Cycling Accessories has the M785 brake kit for $119 and they have the Ice Tech Rotors RT86 $160mm at $41 a piece. Just ordered the F/R set with rotors for $320.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08hardrockmiami View Post
    Competitive Cyclist - Road and Mountain Bikes, Framesets, Cycling Apparel, Road Bike and Mountain Bike Components, Cycling Accessories has the M785 brake kit for $119 and they have the Ice Tech Rotors RT86 $160mm at $41 a piece. Just ordered the F/R set with rotors for $320.
    Best deal so far. I paid 40 more with 180 adaptor

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08hardrockmiami View Post
    Competitive Cyclist - Road and Mountain Bikes, Framesets, Cycling Apparel, Road Bike and Mountain Bike Components, Cycling Accessories has the M785 brake kit for $119 and they have the Ice Tech Rotors RT86 $160mm at $41 a piece. Just ordered the F/R set with rotors for $320.
    Just did the same thing. Great deal.

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    so tempting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan GSR View Post
    so tempting
    I would. That's a good deal. Too bad I already bought mine
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    $270 on the bike and out the door at LBS. I buy lots of stuff from them over the years and they match prices. No rotors, already had them. Rode the brakes today first time. Awesome modulation, improved stopping power over previous generation XT.

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    If they are still on sale on Thursday I'm pulling the trigger.

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    Mine come in on Thursday! I cant wait to get rid of my Elixir 5's!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08hardrockmiami View Post
    Mine come in on Thursday! I cant wait to get rid of my Elixir 5's!
    Haha! Exactly the brakes that I'm replacing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Haha! Exactly the brakes that I'm replacing.
    Dude they are the worst! They make so much noise and the stopping power is not there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by J3SSEB View Post
    Haha! Exactly the brakes that I'm replacing.
    Just brought my Elixir 5 (5 rides old) in LBS for warranty. They vibrated, pulsated, howled, etc. and I tried every remedy to no avail.

    The LBS joked that the best way to fix them is '12 XT. Those levers feel very good, by the way.

    Hopefully, new Avid rotors and pads (at least, that's what the Avid gal on the phone told me they would do for the warranty) will help, or else I may have to go the XT fix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TeeKay View Post
    Just brought my Elixir 5 (5 rides old) in LBS for warranty. They vibrated, pulsated, howled, etc. and I tried every remedy to no avail.

    The LBS joked that the best way to fix them is '12 XT. Those levers feel very good, by the way.

    Hopefully, new Avid rotors and pads (at least, that's what the Avid gal on the phone told me they would do for the warranty) will help, or else I may have to go the XT fix.
    You should sell your Elixirs on eBay and get yourself a set of XTs I've only ridden them once, but I already like them way more than the Elixirs. I'm so done with Avid
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    Good job!

    I just finished up fitting and bleeding my new XT 785 brakes and wow! Night and day difference between the Elixir 5's and these things. Just to be sure of the brakes and the bleed I took the bike for a small stroll down my driveway. With the assistance of slow rolling, some high gravity Sam Adams, and these new brakes I dumped myself off the bike. Probably going to hurt in the morning, but I do like these brakes!

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    How about some pics?









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    bluesky now has these for $109 for 160 and $119 for the 180. The RT86 rotors are $39 as well.

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    ya great deal, just installed mine and I am very happy with these.
    1. excellent power
    2. no brake rub! easy setup

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    Got mine from bikerbob last week. Now blue sky has a better deal. Oh well. I got them from bob 48 hours after paying. That was worth the extra bucks to me.

    No matter who you get them from, they perform amazingly. If you want to smash your avids sometimes, you'll love these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 08hardrockmiami View Post
    bluesky now has these for $109 for 160 and $119 for the 180. The RT86 rotors are $39 as well.

    ordered

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    Ordered mine from Bluesky yesterday, can't wait to put 'em on. Off with the gobbling Elixir 3s that I have sunk a bunch of money into trying to shut them up.
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    universal cycle with vip15 code is not bad.

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    I know these are are pre bled, but do you need that funnel / syringe kit to bleed or can you still do it the old way with the cover off the master ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    I know these are are pre bled, but do you need that funnel / syringe kit to bleed or can you still do it the old way with the cover off the master ?
    You will need the shimano funnel and syringe kit. But you won't need these yet if hose trimming is needed.

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    Just wondering if anyone that got a kit from Bluesky could tell me if they came with the parts needed to shorten the hoses?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raggydoo View Post
    Just wondering if anyone that got a kit from Bluesky could tell me if they came with the parts needed to shorten the hoses?
    I was just about to post this. I just received my order from bluesky and the do not include the olives and the little barb required to shorten the hoses. They come in a plastic bag, not the box. I called bluesky and the assured me that they are 100% new , not blems or seconds and have full shimano warranty. He said they buy them in bulk so they can sell them so cheap. They do come with the instructions. I just bought my wife some SLXs from my LBS in the box and they did have the olives. Luckily I had to shorten hers but not mine. I've got them on the bike to replace my crap 2011 Elixir 3s and just got 'em burned in, working great. My LBS has a box full of olives and barbs, yours probably has some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    I was just about to post this. I just received my order from bluesky and the do not include the olives and the little barb required to shorten the hoses. They come in a plastic bag, not the box. I called bluesky and the assured me that they are 100% new , not blems or seconds and have full shimano warranty. He said they buy them in bulk so they can sell them so cheap. They do come with the instructions. I just bought my wife some SLXs from my LBS in the box and they did have the olives. Luckily I had to shorten hers but not mine. I've got them on the bike to replace my crap 2011 Elixir 3s and just got 'em burned in, working great. My LBS has a box full of olives and barbs, yours probably has some.
    I believe there called OE parts. Brand new but not in a box. And also may not come with the ice tech rotors nor the finned brake pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by digifun View Post
    I believe there called OE parts. Brand new but not in a box. And also may not come with the ice tech rotors nor the finned brake pads.
    They do have the finned pads, the ice tech rotors are sold separately .
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    Quote Originally Posted by natzx7 View Post
    They do have the finned pads, the ice tech rotors are sold separately .
    Oh ok.
    But it may not come with the extra parts needed to shorten the hose

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    Ran them today, the 785s worked great. The biggest difference between the XTs and my Elixirs or other brakes I've had is they seem a little grabby untill you get used to using a little less finger pressure initially. NO NOISE!! They are extremely strong and modulation is nice ( once you get used to them) Overall I'm very happy. Took 'em down some pretty severe, technical drops and no worries. I paid about $300 all said and done from Bluesky with rotors. Great deal IMO.
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    In a box!

    Quote Originally Posted by 92gli View Post
    Got mine from bikerbob last week. Now blue sky has a better deal. Oh well. I got them from bob 48 hours after paying. That was worth the extra bucks to me.

    No matter who you get them from, they perform amazingly. If you want to smash your avids sometimes, you'll love these.
    You got them in the retail packaging WITH barbs and olives, and actual Shimano warranty. And my eternal gratitude!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com View Post
    You got them in the retail packaging WITH barbs and olives, and actual Shimano warranty. And my eternal gratitude!
    Haha! Well said Bikerbob
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bikerbob.com View Post
    And my eternal gratitude!
    You put me in your will ?! Sweet !!!

    Btw - I got the extra barbs and olives. You da man !

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    To those who ordered from Bluesky, are levers and calipers all silver?
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ronyc View Post
    To those who ordered from Bluesky, are levers and calipers all silver?
    Thanks
    ordered mine from bluesky
    and they are all silver

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    I got mine too, kinda pissed. They will take them back but no one will match there prices.

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    just put them on. First ride , and you won't care what color they are

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