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    Xt M8000 Brake set $160 shipped at CRC!

    With $20 off $100 code NEW10

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    any difference between these and the m780 brakes?

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    No need to upgrade until you need to IMO.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonaid View Post
    any difference between these and the m780 brakes?
    Huge difference. The M780 was a vbrake, I believe.

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    nice find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lemonaid View Post
    any difference between these and the m780 brakes?
    I assume you mean 785. Yes there are differences, the 785 are better. The shape is better and the calipers have proven to be much better and more reliable. The 8000 series have lots of problems with the pistons not moving properly. This has supposedly been fixed, but I suspect overall Shimano trimmed corners on the 8000 and the 785s were overall better. It seems they now command higher prices than 8000s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raymo853 View Post
    I assume you mean 785. Yes there are differences, the 785 are better. The shape is better and the calipers have proven to be much better and more reliable. The 8000 series have lots of problems with the pistons not moving properly. This has supposedly been fixed, but I suspect overall Shimano trimmed corners on the 8000 and the 785s were overall better. It seems they now command higher prices than 8000s.

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    Have you used the 8000's?

    The problems I think you are referring to arose from a very early run of the brakes that suffered from "pumping up" issues. It was a simple warranty fix if you had an early set. The early run product sold through a long time ago. The problematic production series numbers have been documented on this site. The newer run 8000 brakes have shown to have an excellent track record.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Back2MTB View Post
    With $20 off $100 code NEW10
    Its actually $10 off $100 not $20 off $100, per banner on CRC site announcing NEW10 code, so $170 not $160.

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    Hardly a deal IMO, I also think M785 is better quality, if you can find one go for it rather than M8000.

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    Didn't know XT had so many varieties. So would this be a better deal at $59.98? It is only for the front left though and is ICE tech.

    https://blueskycycling.com/products/...FYI9gQod3xwNMA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jem7sk View Post
    Didn't know XT had so many varieties. So would this be a better deal at $59.98? It is only for the front left though and is ICE tech.

    https://blueskycycling.com/products/...FYI9gQod3xwNMA
    That's a good deal on an XT brake w/ finned pads. Two potential issues, though, depending on your needs:
    - only front/left available, no rears
    - this is the original M785 brake, which uses the oldest i-spec standard for integrating brake/shift levers. You'll see bluesky also has the newer M785 version for i-spec-B. Both may have issues w/ shifter compatibility depending on if/what you want to combine.

    The M675 SLX models are also good, but they are out of rears on those, too.

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    Or get a full set front/rear of the Deore M615 model for ~$90 here:
    Shimano Deore M615 Brake Lvrs + Post Mount Calipers (set) - Disc Brakes - Ribble Cycles

    Price is $101 but use code SSUS-15 to get $15 off $150, which requires finding another $49 worth of stuff to buy . . . chains and cassettes are cheap at Ribble.

    M615's generally perform as well as the M675 and M785.

    Alternatively, Ribble also has the M8000 model for only $141 for f/r set ($156 - $15 w/ code), although the pads aren't the finned versions.

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