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    So.......what kind of Brakes are on mine?

    http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en/bikes...ries/4500_disc

    is the bike I got?
    What kind of brakes (hydraulic) do I have, or is it also Shimano?

    and is it decent?

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    If you bought it new, that info is in the detail summary you linked.
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    It is a shimano m445 which is quite respectable being a opposed dual piston design. Take your bike out for a ride for at least 100 miles and then you will know if the brakes are not sufficient ...

    You need to know how your brakes will work for you on a flat road by doing lots of hard braking ... then you do the same on a flat trail ... (make sure you shift your weight over to the back of your bike, over the back wheel, on hard braking) ... that way you know how fast your brake can stop your bike ... and when you are out on the trails if the brakes don't work as well or fade after prolonged use, then you will know it ...

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    Shimano brakes are good but they get better after they are broken in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malibu412 View Post
    If you bought it new, that info is in the detail summary you linked.
    Well I wasn't sure if the Brake Like "calipers" or w/e and the system are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercfh View Post
    Well I wasn't sure if the Brake Like "calipers" or w/e and the system are the same.
    I have no idea what you just wrote.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shiggy View Post
    I have no idea what you just wrote.
    And I thought it was just me...
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    me 2 ???????

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    What I meant was, the actual brakes themselves (like the metal part) I didn't know if THAT part was just shimano, or the whole system (IE the Brake Lines/Hydraulic Reservoir/etc..) were shimano as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercfh View Post
    What I meant was, the actual brakes themselves (like the metal part) I didn't know if THAT part was just shimano, or the whole system (IE the Brake Lines/Hydraulic Reservoir/etc..) were shimano as well.
    Did you see ANY other brand listed or see anything other than Shimano logos on the parts?
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    Yeah those are shimano disks and calipers and levers and cables its all shimano and its all good. They are not the best model but all shimano brakes are good in my opinion. Plus you are using the bike for xc you should not need more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mercfh View Post
    What I meant was, the actual brakes themselves (like the metal part) I didn't know if THAT part was just shimano, or the whole system (IE the Brake Lines/Hydraulic Reservoir/etc..) were shimano as well.
    Just so you know for future reference, hydraulic disc brakes are a complete system. You can't mix brands between lever and caliper, and they don't sell 'mixed part' bakes. If the brakes are Shimano XT for example, the lever, hose, caliper and rotor are all XT level
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