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  • I bought Shimano brakes and they just work as advertised,
  • scotroutes
    Full Member

    Had to be done.

    😂

    desperatebicycle
    Free Member

    Same here. And they’re 6 years old 🙂

    mashr
    Full Member

    Can we do a 3rd thread for “some of my Shimanos are good, some of my Shimanos aren’t”?

    cookeaa
    Full Member

    I’ve had the same problem with some of their Bottom brackets, they just keep on not creaking and working as intended… What am I supposed to whine about on the interwebs? I should probably buy some SRAM kit…

    chakaping
    Free Member

    At last, a voice for the silent majority.

    😀

    footflaps
    Full Member

    All my Shimano brakes continue to work perfectly…..

    ads678
    Full Member

    I’ve got Deore 4 pots on my Reactor. the front one has ben fine, the rear developed the wandering bite point. Good bleed sorted it though.

    I snapped my front lever in a crash the other week and replaced it with an SLX lever, so who knows how thats gonna go……

    wordnumb
    Free Member

    Just jealous he’s got nothing to complain about.
    I’ve never had an issue with a Shimano brake either.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    At last, a voice for the silent majority.

    Coming soon…

    Fitting tubeless tyres is so easy.

    Front mech setup – what a doddle.

    And, of course,..

    My Evri parcels always arrive on time.

    dyna-ti
    Full Member

    I’ve got a bit of both. Front works well, rear doesn’t.

    bedmaker
    Full Member

    How about “mine worked as advertised until I stored my bike upside down in the shed for a few days “…

    fossy
    Full Member

    I’ve had SRAM and it just works, for 6 years. Same with XT/SLX on the Mrs bike. Something’s not right – they work.

    thols2
    Free Member

    I bought Shimano brakes and they just work as advertised,

    When you bleed them properly. If you don’t, they are a nightmare.

    dc1988
    Full Member

    Although I’ve never had the wandering bite point issues, I have had the caliper micro leak problem which I don’t think a good bleed will solve!

    Mister-P
    Free Member

    My road disc brakes work better now I have replaced the pads in them. I only put the old ones in 3 or 4 years ago, I can’t believe I had to replace them so soon.

    zippykona
    Full Member

    My xt v brakes have developed play in the parallelogram linkage.

    chakaping
    Free Member

    Although I’ve never had the wandering bite point issues, I have had the caliper micro leak problem which I don’t think a good bleed will solve!

    Ooh, I think I just had that on a secondhand bike I bought.

    Brakes worked awesome when I put new pads and discs on, but a day later they were covered in oil and squealing like a stuck pig again.

    IdleJon
    Full Member

    My xt v brakes have developed play in the parallelogram linkage.

    So did mine. I sold them on eBay for less money than I thought the retro collectors might think they were worth. 😀

    dc1988
    Full Member

    @chakaping sounds like yours is more than a micro leak, mine just means if I leave the bike for more than a few weeks then the brakes have no power and need a full bedding in procedure to get them working again. There’s never any visible leak but it must be happening

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    Coming soon…

    Fitting tubeless tyres is so easy.

    Front mech setup – what a doddle.

    And, of course,..

    My Evri parcels always arrive on time.

    Tubeless tyres on tubeless rims with an inflator absolute piece of the proverbial.

    Front mechs, isn’t that what Di2 for, oh bugger that’s Shimano too 😉

    Never missed an Evri delivery.

    On a serious note I’ve got Shimano brakes on 6 out of 7 bikes that have hydraulic stopping and they’re absolutely fine, once bled properly. I did have an XT M8000 lever fail on me, but that was after 4 years and much distance and distinct lack of care so to be honest that ain’t bad.

    nickc
    Full Member

    I’ve had SRAM and it just works

    I’ve got mid range SRAM on both bikes – including brakes, and they both continue to give me no hassles at all.

    branes
    Full Member

    Well, yes, whilst I’ve never had the wandering bite point, I have had the leaky caliper. Plus a job lot of cracked piston calipers off @singletrackmonkey.

    oldfart
    Full Member

    Yeah well I’ve just replaced a Hope rear wheel that I’d only had for 10years only done around 25000 miles , bloody rubbish 😉

    zippykona
    Full Member

    Hope are the only hubs I’ve ever broken.

    mert
    Free Member

    My xt v brakes have developed play in the parallelogram linkage.

    Wasn’t that play installed at the factory?

    And every shimano brake i’ve had that’s failed has been ancient (10+ years), crashed (badly) or bled badly.

    (Look they needed bleeding, how was i to know that it was a bad idea to start after a few beers, and then drink more while i was doing it…)

    fazzini
    Full Member

    Coming soon…

    Fitting tubeless tyres is so easy.

    Lies. Damn lies. 😂😂

    Tubeless tyres on tubeless rims with an inflator absolute piece of the proverbial.

    There are tubeless rims and tyres??? 🤔

    stevenmenmuir
    Free Member

    Next you’ll be trying to tell us you bought some Endura stuff and it fits. And doesn’t fall apart.

    kayak23
    Full Member

    The four pairs of Shimano brakes I have all work really well, the tubeless set up on four bikes was really easy and has been completely reliable, the Shimano gears and indexing on four bikes is smooth and shifts well, and brexit has been one of the best things to happen to the UK ever*
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    *one of those is a lie.

    thisisnotaspoon
    Full Member

    Next you’ll be trying to tell us you bought some Endura stuff and it fits. And doesn’t fall apart.

    My Humvees are 8 years old, I even bought 2 baggies and 4 liners. the liners aren’t so comfy anymore, so I’ve definitely got my use out of them!

    MrSparkle
    Free Member

    I’m not sure what the point being made here is. Are you trying to say people are making it up? If you’ve never had a problem – great, I’m happy for you.
    I’ve had loads of Shimano brakes over the years and they have been fine. The last two pairs I have had developed the death squeal. The first were probably because the bike was hung up in the garage. The second was newer brakes and the bike had never been hung up.

    scotroutes
    Full Member

    I’m not sure what the point being made here is

    MrSparkle
    Free Member

    Ah, gotcha.

    thols2
    Free Member

    I’m not sure what the point being made here is. Are you trying to say people are making it up? If you’ve never had a problem – great, I’m happy for you.

    The point of this thread was that it’s impossible to judge how serious the reported problems are because people who have problems are much, much more likely to post about it online. People who don’t have problems almost never post, “I bought (product name) and it just worked as advertised.”

    Nobody’s saying that anyone’s making things up. Many people have had wandering bite point (me included) and solved it by thoroughly bleeding the system and making sure the reservoir is full of fluid, without any air. The mechanism causing the wandering bite point is air in the reservoir. It can get there two ways; the brakes weren’t properly bled or secondary seal or reservoir cap seal is leaking and air is getting in. Improper bleeding is the most likely cause by far.

    MrSparkle
    Free Member

    Yep, ok. Got it now.

    Paul-B
    Full Member

    My Shimano LX V-brakes work amazingly, never even had to bleed them

    phil5556
    Full Member

    I’ve had SRAM and it just works

    I know I’m about to jinx it but we’ve got SRAM on both our MTB & my gravel bike. I’ve had so few issues with any of it. Only real “issue” was that Level brakes weren’t great in the alps so they got upgraded & levers without Swinglink don’t feel very nice, they do the job though.

    Even the NX shifter that I’ve just temporarily fitted works well and feels nice enough.

    My Evri parcels always arrive on time.

    I must just be lucky, our Evri deliveries around here are great.

    jkomo
    Full Member

    You must be worried you have a duff set, I’d get them checked.
    Loads of shimano here in bee tue years, only the Road ones played me up.

    chipps
    Full Member

    My bike has XTR shifters and Deore brakes. Shockingly, they all get on fine and appear to be completely compatible. I’d better write a review in the magazine about it. 🙂

    thols2
    Free Member

    My bike has XTR shifters and Deore brakes

    steve_b77
    Free Member

    My bike has XTR shifters and Deore brakes. Shockingly, they all get on fine and appear to be completely compatible. I’d better write a review in the magazine about it.

    That’s almost as bad as my mate who quite happily puts a SRAM crankset on a bike with Shimano gears!!!

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