Why not Shimano when they are widely acknowledged to be the best cheap disc brakes?
If you're talking cheap, Clarks M2 have been good for me and would be fine as long as you're messing about in the woods rather than hucking gaps and dropping cliffs.
Go deore, they're actually good, rather than pretty alright for cheap brakes.
Bought some Clarks M2 last week, they just a licensed a low-end Shimano design. Uses the same pad as the other Shimano calipers in this household so they seemed like a good option. Came with 160mm 6-bolt rotors and IS-PM mounts.
I'd prefer not to as I have a SRAM drivetrain and would rather not mix. But I don't care enough to spend significantly more / have significantly worse performance.
@snottyotter The M6000 brakes?
Shimano MT500 are cheap and good
They're the current iteration but any deore from the past few are great, they've got the decent lever shape and servowave of the higher end stuff but miss out on ceramic pistons and use Allen keys for adjustment, which is no biggy, and they don't have bite point adjustment, which is relatively useless on shimano brakes anyway.
@snottyotter just checking twice; MT-200 take BH59 olives and hose yeah?
Looks like a yes.
Sram shifter and shimano brake lever don’t look too bad together + really comfortable:
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