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Shimano Deore Disc Brake M596 (discontinued)

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Deore = Unbeatable Quality and Price

The Good:

Solid build
Split bar clamp
Good modulation
Comfortable lever

The Bad:

Reach adjustment
Sucks to bleed

Overall Review:

Got these as a replacement for some Hayes and have always had good luck with Shimano and the Deore line. These brakes stay true to the Shimano way of Deore being a great price point match to great quality.

Feel of these are the bar is sport on. The angle of the master cyclinder puts the levers and a great spot. The levers themselves our a great feel and comfortable. Levers feel great whether you use two finger or one finger braking. Modulation is also smooth and realibable. Reach is adjustable, but would love to have a dial on these instead of the allen wrench adjustability they have.

Setting these up is great and the split clamp is awesome so you don't have to remove everything else on your bars. One complaint with setting these up however is the whole bleed/adding fluid process. Shimano's weird bucket system is way over complicated and should definitely be modified for their more simplistic style fo the past.

All and all another homeroom for Shimano and the Deore line of components.

Good Product with Good Price

The Good:

This is simple product with good performance..

The Bad:

Nngg.....let me think.....

Overall Review:

This is the best choice with the price. This product comes with simple design and doesn't get the modern touch like its brother such as XT or XTR, but Deore brakeset is really good product. Just one finger and the bike will stop...

Best bang for the buck, bar none

The Good:

Everything you need, short lever, very good modulation and power, if you shut your eyes you might not know the difference between SLX and XT.

The Bad:

Cotter pin pad retention, lack of adjust-ability.

Overall Review:

I once thought inexpensive hydraulic brakes were a lost cause compared with the adjust-ability, simplicity and user friendliness of Avid's fantastic BB7. The Malaysian made M596 is the first brake I can honestly say is a worthy contender as the best budget brake ever. It isn't quite as powerful as XT785, but for most riders it really is all you need.


Product Shimano Deore Disc Brake M596
Riding Type Cross Country, Trail
Lever Material Alloy
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Rotor Mounting
Fluid Type
Weight N/A
Miscellaneous Shimano Deore Disc Brake Lever M596. Brake Levers - MTB. Features: Great value easy to use hinged design brake lever gives you plenty of power at your finger tips Opening clamp band design with hinge for easy Installation and removal Lever reach adjustment Alloy brake lever for secure and dependab .... .
Price $30.19
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