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Shimano XT BL-M8000 Disc Brake

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XT BL-M8000 Disc Brake

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

Material
aluminum
Type
hydraulic
Adjustability
tool-less reach
Recommended Use
mountain bike
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Tech Specs

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>Rating: 5

Great upgrade

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

This was a great upgrade for my Diamond Back glad I switched to hydraulic disk brakes wished I had done it sooner. This is a great company to deal and I would highly recommend them and I will be buying there products again

>Rating: 5

Shimano XT's

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Upgraded my mountain bike from guide r's to shimano xt's. these brakes are a huge upgrade from sram brakes. Much more stopping power and easier to bleed.

>Rating: 5

Only the best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've been running Shimano brakes for years. I've ridden SRAM and TRP as well but I keep coming back to the XTs. I have these on my SC Chameleon SE+ and the 4 piston version on my Ripmo. Couldn't be happier.

>Rating: 5

Still the best

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've used lots of BRAKES to stop my bikes. Shimano XTs are my go-to. Weight is reasonable, lever feel is consistent with my riding style - Yes, if you pump them, there is a chance fluid will get on the other side of the piston and change your lever feel - if you find yourself in that situation, take a look in the mirror, and say, "Even and consistent braking pressure up to the corner, release and send to the next."

>Rating: 1

Inconsistent Bite Point

Not sure why no one has mentioned, but the m8000s have a very inconsistent bite point. The first lever pull comes close to the bar, but then quick repetitive lever pulls fall much further from the bar. This is much more noticeable in colder temperatures. It sounds like the new XTR brake has similar issues. I've bled, re-bled and have others bleed my brakes, I even purchased a second pair of these breaks and they all have an inconsistent bite point. I'm in the market for a new brake.

Try the Maguras. Great brake.

That is indicative of a poor bleed or air getting into your system. The first few lever pulls are soft due to air in the lines. As the air clears up into the lever, the lever firms up. In this case a simple bleed with the bleed funnel should be enough to get it in top form. If not, you are likely looking at a leak in the system. Check for any obvious oil leaks first and give each of the connections a once over.

>Rating: 5

These are #1

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

I've ridden SRAM and Shimano and I really love the XTs, I love how they grab, they feel AMAZING! Bleeding is also super easy, mineral oil is amazing!

>Rating: 5

BEST BRAKES!!!

Just order a pair. They are the best brakes out there right now for an all around brake. XC/Trail.. unless you like BB7's more these are the best brakes around.

>Rating: 5

Tried and True, can't go wrong

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

For super long descents at pro speeds, yeah these will over heat. But for desert riding and basically normal mortal riding, these are bombproof, feel great, easy to engage, and - most importantly - super easy to bleed and maintain and service. SRAM brakes are awful for servicing. If you pay a shop to do your work, then this is irrelevant to you, but it is pretty important for stubborn but not mechanically-inclined people like me.

>Rating: 5

Stop! Collaborate and listen.

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.

Hey, ever have any problems with these brakes squealing or squeaking?

>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 4

Brake Time

Familiarity:
I've used it several times

Grate Brakes

>Rating: 5

best choice

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Of all the brakes out there right now, this has got to be the most consistently reliable brake. Great pull and consistent feel. Durable, lastable... able to last.

>Rating: 5

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!

>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 4

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.

>Rating: 5

Yup, Another 5 Star Review

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

These brakes work first time, every time.

>Rating: 5

LOVE THEM

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

>Rating: 5

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.

>Rating: 5

Old Faithful

Familiarity:
I've put it through the wringer

Can't complain about XT brakes. Over the years they have always been awesomely consistent. A good standby for any type of riding.

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Will these brakes, paired with sm86 ice tech rotors, be able to handle downhill and jumping? Or will the fade be too much? I'm not one to brake a lot, but i do tend to ride dirt jumps and moderate downhill most. Thank You!

Hey Kyle, Great question, thank you for asking. The Shimano XT Brakes will pair seamlessly with the SM-RT86 XT Ice Tech Rotors. In fact, because of their technology they will cool faster, theoretically causing less fade as you use them and heat the brakes up more. They would be a solid pairing option for someone with riding styles as your describing for yourself! If you have any more questions, feel free to shoot me a direct email at krakowski@competitivecyclist.com. Cheers!

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Do these brakes squeak? Good for XC riding and racing?

Mine don't seem to squeak at all. I use the for XC and they are great.

They do not squeak and I have ridden them hard in all conditions

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Are these direct mount?

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What is the length of the pre-bled hoses for both front and rear?

Hi Cameron. The rear brake cable is 1,700mm long, and the front cable is 1,000mm long.

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Does the calipers come w/ cooling fins as pictured on this ad?

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

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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!

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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!

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whats size of rear cable ?

Hey Thiago, the rear should be 1700mm long. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to contact me directly. Thanks!

Hi , I need a cable to Specialezd Epic Comp Full .... that will be good...... Probally I will make a oder next week ... Is it possible make a order from Amazom of these Brake Thanks a million ... Thiago Franco

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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 - klivingston@backcountry.com

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Does not include the brake mount adapters though?

Unfortunately the brakes do not. There are many different rotor sizes and mounting standards; Shimano would have to send their entire fleet of brake mounts in order to cover all of their bases.

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Are these ispec II?

According to Shimano's website they are: http://bike.shimano.com/content/sac-bike/en/home/components11/mountain/deore-xt-m8000/bl-m8000.html 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.

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How long is the tubing... I can't seem to find it.

It comes in 1700 or 1000 mm long depending on which side you need

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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. Kyle Expert Gearhead klivingston@backcountry.com 801-736-4337

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I have the XT iSpec B shifters. Do these levers work with them? Thanks

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Does this include both the caliper assembly and the brake levers?

Hi Nate, This includes the caliper, tubing, and brake levers. Let me know if you have any other questions. Ben brabinowitz@backcountry.com 801-746-7564