The XT T8000 disc brake by Shimano – MTB caliper with 3-finger brake lever
The Shimano XT T8000 disc brake was specially developed for City & Touring use, with the brake caliper (BR-M8000) coming from the MTB sector. It convinces with its Ice-Tech design for optimum heat dissipation and simple One Way Bleeding. The 3-finger brake lever BL-T8000 is City & Touring specific, allows tool-less reach adjustment and can be easily combined with a shifter thanks to I-Spec II.
Series: Deore XT T8000
Application: City & Touring
Type: hydraulic, 2 pistons
Actuation: mineral oil
Hose Length (Front/Rear): ۱۰۰۰ mm / 1700 mm
Technical Information – Caliper:
Caliper Mount: post mount
Pads: G02A resin (J02A resin, G04S metal J04C metal optional)
Caliper Material: aluminium
Hose Connection: banjo
Technical Information – Lever:
Lever Length: ۳-finger
Adjustment Options: reach adjust (no tools required)
Mount: clamp (split), I-Spec II
Design: right (side-specific), left (side-specific)
Brake Lever Material: aluminium
Brake Lever Housing Material: aluminium
Hose Connection: straight
– even, calculable and powerful
– easy and clean bleeding with one-way bleeding/funnel
– controlled braking for all City & Touring styles
– IS mount with adapter possible
– ceramic piston
– recommended brake rotor: SM-RT81, SM-RT86
– painted brake caliper, stainless steel bolts (5 mm)
– more stable braking performance under different conditions without changing the lever position
– smooth operation and fine modulation with minimum empty pull
– redesigned master cylinder
– anodised lever, painted body, stainless steel clamp bolt
The XT T8000 levers are compatible with the I-Spec II system, that allows to mount the shift and brake lever on the handlebar with only a clamp. This gives more freedom in the cockpit-design, save weight and improves the ergonomics thanks to diverse adjustment possibilities. Simple structure with narrow brake lever clamp band. More space on handle bar and cleaner appearance. Max. adjustment range vertical: 15°, max. adjustment range horizontal: 12 mm. I-Spec II brakes are not compatible with I-Spec- and I-Spec B shifters (and vice versa).
One-Way-Bleeding was developed for quick and easy prevention of air in Shimano’s hydraulic system. They have streamlined the oil route throughout the system to prevent air bubbles from being captured in the system.
One way oil routing plus a funnel tool with mineral oil provides an easy and clean bleeding system.
Brake fading during prolonged uninterrupted operation, e.g. downhill, impairs braking performance. Shimano has introduced brake discs and pads with Ice-Tech technology to create a cooling technology for consistently high braking performance. The brake rotor has a three-layer stainless steel sandwich structure on the outside around an aluminium core. It radiates heat better and reduces a surface temperature from 400° C to 300° C, for example. The brake pads also have optional cooling fins. The design of the rotor in combination with the cooling fins results in a longer service life of the pads, less braking noise, less fading and a lower weight.
XTR, Saint, Deore XT, SLX, Zee, Deore LX calipers are bundled with Ice Technology pistons in order to achieve optimized lightweight, high rigidity and heat dissipation. Oversized pistons transfer hydraulic power directly to the brake pad, and ceramic material is used to avoid heat transfer for constant stable braking, providing efficient stopping power transfer without loss.
Manufacturer Part Numbers:
– ۱ x Shimano XT BR-M8000 + BL-T8000 disc brake, front or rear
– ۱ x Shimano SM-BH90-SBM brake hose, 1000 mm (front) or ۱۷۰۰ mm (rear)
– ۲ pair of Shimano G02A brake pads
– not incl. rotor
– not incl. adapter
– mount ready (filled & bled)