Shimano BR-MT61, Deore
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Category:  Brakes
Name:  Shimano BR-MT61, Deore
Brand:  Shimano
Primary Group:  Deore MT60 Series
Model:  BR-MT61
Years:  1987 - 1988
Country:  Japan
Added By: Tommy on 09/27/09
Updated By: Slider74 on 11/21/15
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Shimano BR-MT61, DeoreShimano BR-MT61, DeoreShimano BR-MT61, Deore
Design Category U-brakeCable Adjuster
Quick Release Yes - Straddle CableAttachment Bolt Type
Cable Attachment BoltFront of Arm MarkingsShimano
Back of Arm MarkingsReach CategoryU-brake
Min ReachMax Reach
General Information
The short lived U-Brake on Mountain Bikes. The Deore model was a good one, but for real mountain biking most found that it was not a good idea as the U brake would get packed with dirt/mud/rocks etc. it was soon discontinued and the MFG's went back to putting Cantilevers on the rear.
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Component Groups
Primary Group NameBrandQuick InfoBrowse Group Components
Deore MT60 SeriesShimano1987 - 1988, Mountain BikeView 10 Components
Details:  1st generation of the more mtb specific group. it was 6 speed with SIS. in 1989 there were some improvements made and the groupset got updated to 7 Speed. which was know as Deore II.
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Shimano Model Number Prefix List:

BB Bottom Bracket BL Brake Lever BR BRake
CB Coaster Brake CJ Cassette Joint CN ChaiN
CP Chain Protecto CR Chain Ring CS Cassette Sprockets
DF chain DeFlector DH Dynamo Hub FC Front Crank
FD Front Derailleur FE Fork Ends FH FreeHub
FS Front Suspension HB HuB HD HanDle bar
HP Head Parts (Head Set) HS Handle Stem IF Inter-3 Freehub
LP LamP MF Multi Freewheel PD PeDal
RD Rear Derailleur RH Rollerbrake Hub RM RiM
RR ReflectoRs RS Rear Suspension SB Shift Brake lever (Nexus, ?)
SC Speed Calculator (cycle computer) SF Single Freewheel Freilaufritzel SG Speed chanGe hub
SH SHoes SL Shift Lever Schalthebel SM SMall parts
SP Seat Post SQ Seat Quick release SS Single Sprocket
TL TooL WH WHeel ST Shift Brake Lever (STI, Rapid Fire, etc)
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