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    Shimano XTR BR-M9120

    Has anyone tried the new XTR 4 pot brakes yet?

    I am keen as a bean for them but I am worried they will exhibit the same wandering bite point and odd lever feel as most recent shimano brakes have.

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    No one has had them for very long, if at all right now, but reports from testers the world over was they are a definite improvement over the old ones and that the bite point was very consistent. Even with the sometimes wondering bite point (keep them properly bled and this doesn't happen much if any) I'd still pick Shimano over SRAM any day of the week for overall reliability, especially in places that get hot.
    One day your life will flash before your eyes, will it be worth watching??

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    Been looking for some detailed reviews of them but I cannot find any that go into much depth on them.

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    Anyone know when retailers will have these in stock?

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    Bike-Discount in Germany already has them.


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    Quote Originally Posted by philstone View Post
    Bike-Discount in Germany already has them.


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    They've been on b/o there....with a lengthening arrival date.
    Same with the Race version....which now says " at least 6 weeks"

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    I will have mine tomorrow all been well. Hopefully they have finally cracked the wandering bite point issues.

    Bike24 have them in stock with resin pads.

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    I just got a set. As posted in another thread, be aware that these have a new ispec standard called ispec ev. Will not work with ispec II. They look and feel great in the hand, but I donít have them mounted/bled yet.
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    where'd you pick yours up from?

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    "We LOVE cows! They make trails for us.....

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    Well they have just arrived and they feel and look nice. The proof will be in the riding but the feel of them is pretty solid. I guess I just need to bleed them as well myself when they are fitted on the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick Draper View Post
    Well they have just arrived and they feel and look nice. The proof will be in the riding but the feel of them is pretty solid. I guess I just need to bleed them as well myself when they are fitted on the bike.
    Rick, if you get chance could you weigh them? Iím confused about the weights, as the published weights are 385g, yet my old M820 Saints weighed 312g..!

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    Quote Originally Posted by philstone View Post
    Rick, if you get chance could you weigh them? Iím confused about the weights, as the published weights are 385g, yet my old M820 Saints weighed 312g..!

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    Sorry I have just seen this. I have already fitted them I'm afraid.

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    Brilliant! Thanks Rick. Canít wait to hear how you get on with them.


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    On my triple beam scale the 9000 race pedals weight 308 grams, and the 9100 race weight 313 grams.
    I Pity The Poor Fool That Can't Ride A Bike Without A Dropper!!

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    Just a tip, neither the brakeset NOR the shifter come with the correct hardware (ISpecEV) to mount the two.
    I am trying to find a source....
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    I got 9100 race brakes and IspecEV shifter and it went together just fine..........
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    You can also mount Sram shifters to the 9100/9120 brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom erb View Post
    I got 9100 race brakes and IspecEV shifter and it went together just fine..........
    Can you send some pictures? My set is missing something, I think.

    This is what I have:

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    Should be a square nut with the shifter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Just a tip, neither the brakeset NOR the shifter come with the correct hardware (ISpecEV) to mount the two.
    I am trying to find a source....
    My shifter came with all the mounting hardware I needed. Likewise the dropper remote came with everything as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom erb View Post
    On my triple beam scale the 9000 race pedals weight 308 grams, and the 9100 race weight 313 grams.
    EDIT: Doh! Never mind....I thought you were talking about 9100 brakes.
    But....my 52mm spindle 9100 pedals weigh 306....same as the 9000 pedals I have

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    FWIW, I just picked up a set of the 9120 with metal pads here: https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...lbelag-p68079/

    Multiple etailers here in the states are now saying Jan for availability. (Wrench Science, Competitive Cyclist, etc.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom erb View Post
    You can also mount Sram shifters to the 9100/9120 brakes.
    You mean with existing sram matchmaker or a special one? Any link?

    I ordered myself a pair today as my levels are not sufficient for me

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    So, they donít have them in stock, but this is by far the cheapest that I have seen these for...

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=95555
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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloholic View Post
    You mean with existing sram matchmaker or a special one? Any link?

    I ordered myself a pair today as my levels are not sufficient for me
    Existing Sram matchmaker...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    So, they donít have them in stock, but this is by far the cheapest that I have seen these for...

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=95555
    I got mine for $450 shipped (for F and R). Ordered yesterday and shipped out today.

    https://www.bike-components.de/en/Sh...lbelag-p68079/

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    Rick - have you managed to get out on them yet?


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    I got them from r2-bike just FYI

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    Quote Originally Posted by cycloholic View Post
    I got them from r2-bike just FYI
    For how much shipped?
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    Quote Originally Posted by philstone View Post
    Rick - have you managed to get out on them yet?


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    Not yet, hopefully Sunday all been well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    For how much shipped?
    To greece: 442 euros including shipping. Not cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    So, they donít have them in stock, but this is by far the cheapest that I have seen these for...

    https://www.universalcycles.com/shop...s.php?id=95555

    $324.99 each = $650 for a set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree View Post
    $324.99 each = $650 for a set
    ouch!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree View Post
    $324.99 each = $650 for a set
    Man i should really upgrade my BR-M9000 to latest tech.....aaaaaand nevermind lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryandurepo View Post
    Man i should really upgrade my BR-M9000 to latest tech.....aaaaaand nevermind lol!
    Right?
    I bought 2 sets of m9000s when Universal had them at $119 per side( they are now $300 for a set)....and still have 1 set in the box.
    Got a new bike build coming and thought about the 9100.....but I think I'm all set

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tree View Post
    $324.99 each = $650 for a set
    Oh, I thought that was for the set! Holy crap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Oh, I thought that was for the set! Holy crap!
    Pretty sure the XT 4-pots are going to go on my build. Still looking at the new XTR for drivetrain bits, though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom erb View Post
    Existing Sram matchmaker...
    Hmmm, are you 100% sure on this?!

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    I know this is a Shimano 4piston thread, but I came from 5y old xtr to Hayes dominions and really like them. They are under 200/pair and they come with extra brake pads. Highly recommended.

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