Are Shimano Deore XT brakes good?

Are Shimano Deore XT brakes good?

The Deore XT brakes have been absolutely superb. Honestly, I’ve been very surprised at how well they have worked in all conditions with no fade–even on long descents. Quick to engage, the Deore XT disc brakes are powerful and quick to react. There’s not much lever movement necessary before engagement.

Do you need to bleed new MTB brakes?

There is one classic sign of air inside any hydraulic mountain bike brake and that is excess lever travel – sometimes referred to as a ‘spongy’ or ‘loose’ brake lever. Here the brake system has too much air inside resulting in little to no stopping power. This brake needs to be bled before it can be used.

Why are my hydraulic brakes squishy?

Air in the brake line(s) is the most common cause of a soft/spongy brake pedal. If air gets into the brake lines, it can prevent brake fluid from flowing properly, causing the brake pedal to feel spongy or soft. If the brakes are soft or spongy, this is a good time to change or flush the brake fluid.

Overall. The latest Shimano XT brakes should satisfy most trail riders, though diehard fans of the line might need a little coaxing to appreciate the updates. With dependable performance plus easy set-up and maintenance, XT brakes are still the ones to beat.

Which brake pads are best for MTB?

Best mountain bike brake pads

  • SRAM G2. SRAM’s trail/enduro standard of stopping power.
  • Shimano Deore XT M8000. Shimano’s bang for your buck four-piston pad.
  • Hope Tech Brake Pads. Best for compatibility.
  • TRP Performance Resin.
  • Magura 8 Series Performance.
  • Hayes Dominion A4.
  • Shimano XTR J03A Resin.
  • SRAM Code.

How long do sintered pads last?

In Summary. If you are riding on resin disc brake pads, you can expect to get 500-700 miles before needing to change them, and if you are using metallic, sintered brake pads, 1,000-1,250 miles is the usual lifespan.

Should I bleed my brakes after changing bike pads?

Bleeding and pad changes are separate jobs… but if you never bleed, you should use that opportunity to fully service your brakes. Ill bleed a couple times a season (why not, its a shimano.

What size brake pads do I need?

Ideally, your brake pads should be thicker than 6.4 mm (¼ inches) for proper functioning. If it’s thinner than this, consider getting a replacement soon. Most car mechanics also agree that the bare minimum brake pad thickness is 3.2 mm (⅛ inches).

Are V brakes better than cantilever?

Cantilever brakes offer better tire clearance than V-brakes and decrease the chances of mud accumulation. Unlike V-brakes, cantilever brakes are compatible with brake-shifters. This is one of the main reasons why we find cantilever brakes on touring and cyclocross bicycles.