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Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brake

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    Building off the smashing success of Shimano's XT BR-M785B Disc Brakes, the Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brakes offer enhanced ergonomics with their sleek integrated master cylinder and simple integration with I-Spec II shift levers. Not only does this improved design shave precious grams, but it also frees up valuable real estate along the handlebars, which is always a positive with the ubiquitous use of dropper posts on modern trail bikes.

    Sero Wave technology delivers reliable stopping performance across widely variable trail conditions and riding disciplines. This technology improves brake engagement by closing quickly upon first squeeze, ramping up power after initial engagement for improved bite. 22mm ceramic pistons inspire riders to push their limits with gobs of stopping power at a moment's notice. Shimano's Radiator Pads disperse heat on shuttle runs and lift-accessed downhills, preventing dreaded brake fade on lengthy descents. Tool-free reach adjustment dials in a custom feel for precise trigger actuation.

    The Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brakes come with everything needed for installation. This brake kit works with Shimano's XT and XT Ice-Tech Rotors for reliable stopping performance in all conditions. Hinged, split clamps allow for easy mounting. The pre-bled lever/caliper/hose assembly is ready for installation on your favorite trail bike.

    • The most popular brake for self-sponsored racers
    • Predictable modulation empowers precise braking
    • Ceramic pistons reduce heat accumulation
    • Finned pads further contribute to cooling
    • Compatible with I-Spec II lever systems
    • Pre-bled lever/caliper/hose assembly includes everything you need
    • Item #SHI008F

    Tech Specs

    tool-less reach
    Recommended Use
    mountain bike
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
    • Q & A

    What do you think about this product?

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Love these brakes. Great stopping power in a fairly lightweight package. Parts are easy to find and bleeding them is a very straight forward process. Combine that with the price and these are hard to beat.

    Good. Better than some. Not the Best.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Good brake but I still haven’t found what I’m looking for.
    I have ridden RSCs Ultimates Zees and these. These require less maintenance and tinkering than the Sram brakes but there is quite a bit of fade or irregularities in lever pull on longer descents when they are used more frequently.
    Would I buy them again? Yes.
    Are they my favorite? No.
    Perfect on a XC or Trail bike. I may use brakes more than most, and given that I am 180lbs I like brakes that put down the power. I prefer Zees or Ultimates to XTs when weight is not an issue and when I’m going to be riding more downhill/enduro than trail/xc.

    Awesome stopping power

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    These brakes have awesome stopping power and exceptional modulation. Shimano brakes are legendary for a reason and these are no exception. The mineral oil is also easy to bleed and work with if you are into bleeding your own brakes.

    Best value stoppers for the price

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I recently bought these a pair of these stoppers for my santa cruz hightower LT and I love them! Coming from sram's top of the line guide brakes on my old bike, I actually preferred the XT's over the guides. The squeeze actuation on these are similar to an all or nothing type of feeling when braking. Its hard to explain but basically you get 100% braking force at one given point on the stroke and it has a good feel to it. Unlike the guide's, where you get a gradual hard stroke all the way through. Would highly recommend these brakes to a buddy of mine or anyone looking for the best brakes that won't break the bank!

    Works like a light switch

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought this after getting fed up with issues with my Sram Guide brakes. XT's are more powerful, levers have less free stroke (you don't have to pull the lever an inch before the pistons start touching the rotor), maintenance is predictable and consistent, but modularity is bad. 4 piston brakes offer a lot better modularity, lockup happens more frequently with these brakes.

    Long story short if you don't care about upkeep and want something to work the same every time get these brakes. If you want the ultimate performance go Sram.

    Tremendous Customer Service

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Rear brake failed after 22 months of use. Had some issues off and on with it after the first 6 months, with some softness and a few trips to the shop to get it working properly. The front brake version of this still works fine. The 4 stars is for the folks at Competitive Cyclist who worked with me to replace it and ship it out a new one right away. That impressed me and I will remember that when I need more gear and components.


    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    One of the best mtn bike brakes I’ve used that is a two piston set up, and not to mention Shimano is the most reliable mtn bike brake manufacture. These brakes have awesome modulation that is like a dimming light switch- not just an on or off switch. Paired with the ice tech rotors that help dissipate heat under extreme braking conditions, these XT’s will give you the confidence on any bike trail. For the price, it’s a worthwhile upgrade over the Shimano Deore or Shimano SLX brakes- especially to customize brake lever position

    Awesome Upgrade

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I sent from M392 (something like that) to the XT brakes and they're amazing. I tried to get a little more power out of the Deores with Icetech rotors (and upping the rear to a 180mm) but after being dissapointed in the marginal gains I leaped to the XT's to compliment my new rotors. Always great service from CC and really happy with how my new brakes work.

    go to brakes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The XT have been my go to brakes for quite a while now. I've tried others and always seem to come back. Maintenance is minimal and power is great.

    Now I have to update my other bike!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Have Shimano BR-M445 brakes on my 7 year old Niner that I just flushed, added new oil & new pads, they work well. Then I bought new 5010 from you guys with these brakes. Crap • these are so good now I have no choice but to update my Niner to these • night and day difference. These are by far the best brakes I've used. Plus, being able to easily service myself and mineral oil instead of DOT make these a no brainer.

    best for the price

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I have used Shimano for a long time and the Xt stuff is awesome! works great and not crazy expensive. Big fan of the saint breaks too if you're looking for more stopping power.

    Without a doubt the most reliable brakes

      These are my second pair. I replaced some SRAM brakes on my first bike and now I just replaced some SLX brakes on my new bike. My rider weight is 235 so I need a good brake that doesn't fade on the down hills. This brake has good modulation, power, and I love the one finger lever action. Pair these with the XT rotors and you have a match made in heaven. Did I mention they are also quiet? Well they are! For an all mountain/ Trail brake these will work just fine. They aren't as heavy duty as the Zee or Saints and also not as heavy. If you aren't a down hill rider on weight more than 235 than these will work just fine.

      Gold standard (at bronze price)

      • Familiarity: I've used it several times

      Coming off a pair of Hayes Prime brakes, these brakes are a luxury. They can be installed without a bleed, are so much temperamental, use standard fluid, replacement parts are easy to come by, and they don't brake the bank. A+ brakes. Excellent design and easy to service.

      Reliable, affordable, solid brakes

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These things stop. I love how easy they work. When comparing with other brakes I've tried, these are almost the easiest to bleed (my Hopes are easier), the best for reliability (SRAM brakes are notoriously unreliable), the best for quality per $ spent by far (Hopes are way pricey), and my favorite brake feel. My hopes require much more effort to stop than the XT brakes. Great, reliable brakes!

      What a brake should be

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      These brakes work. Thats the best part about them. The pads sit straight in their proper position. They don't seize up. VERY easy to bleed and adjust exactly how you prefer your fingers to sit. The pull changes slightly over a continued downhill section but not enough to be an issue.

      Unanswered Question

      Is an extra olive and insert included for shortening the cable? Is a bleed block included?

      hi, can i buy just up portion( Hand portion)?

      Hey Pierre,

      The lever and calipers are sold pre bled and unfortunately they are not sold individually through us - don't hesitate reaching out directly if you have any other questions or anything I can help out with!

      Do these brakes require Shimano rotors or can I just replace my Avid Juicy brakes with these without having to buy new rotors?

      Hey William,

      You can use XT Brakes with non Shimano rotors, though I would give the Avid rotors a really solid cleaning with rubbing alcohol to make sure they don't contaminate the new brake pads.

      That said if the rotors are pretty worn or warped, I'd replace them. I like to replace it as a whole usually, but the older rotors will work fine. Reach out if there's anything else I can help out with!

      whats size of rear cable ?

      what are the rotor sizes?

      Hey Richard - The rotors are not included but sold separately under Shimano XT SM-RT86 Rotor - 6-Bolt (Item #SHI001B). You can also buy the whole Shimano XT Groupset (Item #SHI001J). Looks like you might be building up a new bike so feel free to contact me directly with any additional questions.

      - Kyle L. - Expert Gearhead -

      Are these ispec II?

      According to Shimano's website they are:

      Update: I received this item and it mounted perfectly with my Shimano XT M8000 I-SpecII shifters. Not the best picture, but it should be proof enough.

      According to Shimano's website they are:

Update: I received this item and it mounted perfectly with my Shimano XT M8000 I-SpecII shifters.  Not the best picture, but it should be proof enough.

      What Shimano brake pads are compatible with the M8000s? Set of pads came with mine, but only a matter of time before they will need to be replaced. Unable to find any mention of M8000 replacement pads anywhere online.

      Hey Kevin,

      Here are your options for replacement Brake Pads on the XT BL-M8000 Disc Brakes: G04S Metal, J04C Metal, G02A Resin, J02 A Resin

      Feel free to shoot me any additional questions on Shimano brakes.


      Expert Gearhead