BR-MT500 + BL-MT501 Disc Brake Set J-Kit - black/set (front+rear)

Shimano BR-MT500 + BL-MT501 Disc Brake Set J-Kit

Item number: 87341

The Shimano BR-MT500 Disc Brake Set with BL-MT501 Brake Levers - Versatile and reliable

This Shimano disc brake set on Deore level consists of two BR-MT500 brake calipers and two BL-MT501 brake levers with 2-finger levers. It is suitable for cross-country, touring, all-mountain and moderate enduro use. The two resin pistons of each receiver unit ensure reliable and stable braking performance. In addition, the brake calipers can be easily bled thanks to the One-Way Bleeding. The transmitter units are equipped with servo wave technology, i.e. you make optimal use of the brake lever's travel and can easily adjust the braking force. Another plus point is the I-Spec-II construction, which allows for the space-saving integration of compatible shift levers. The BL-MT501 are so slim that they do not stand out negatively on the handlebars, but at the same time they are tough enough for trail use. As a J-Kit, this brake kit is delivered in such a way that you can easily install it, even if the brake hose is routed internally. Organic brake pads are included.


All Mountain, Cross Country, Enduro, City & Touring
hydraulic, 2 pistons
mineral oil
Hose Length (Front/Rear):
1000 mm / 1700 mm

Technical Information - Caliper:

post mount
Calliper Material:
Piston Material:
Hose Connection:

Technical Information - Lever:

Lever Length:
Adjustment Options:
reach adjust (with tools)
clamp (split), I-Spec II
right (side-specific), left (side-specific)
Brake Lever Material:
Brake Lever Housing Material:
Hose Connection:


Mounting Position:
  • front brake caliper: brake lever left
  • rear brake caliper: brake lever right
organic; with wide pad shape; standard (no Ice-Tech)
Brake Rotor:
160 mm, 180 mm (recommended: SM-RT54, SM-RT56)


Brake Caliper:
  • reliable performance and stable brake design
  • ideal for all riding styles from cross country to trail
  • insulated pad and piston
  • 2 pistons made of synthetic resin
  • painted
  • steel bolts (5 mm)
  • Shimano logo

Brake Lever:
  • main cylinder with smooth and robust design
  • slim and stable
  • powerful, Servo Wave
  • ideal for all riding styles from cross country to trail
  • I-Spec I compatible
  • funnel venting with M5 funnel
  • anodised lever, painted body
  • stainless steel clamp bolts
  • Shimano logo


One-Way Bleeding
One Way Bleeding is a technique used on Shimano calipers that facilitates brake bleeding. The hose routing has been optimised so that no air bubbles remain in the brake calliper. In combination with the funnel, the brake can be bled cleanly and easily.

Servo Wave
Shimano Servo Wave technology optimises the travel of your brake levers. During the braking process, the brake pads are guided quickly to the brake rotor with very short lever travel. The greater part of the lever travel is reserved for the actual braking force. In this way, you can apply your braking power in a more targeted manner and use it more effectively.

I-Spec II
I-Spec II describes a variant of the connection between the brake lever and the shift lever on MTB or, more precisely, flatbar gears from Shimano. This type of mount makes for a tidy cockpit as it reduces the number of clamps needed. On some models it is also possible to adjust the shift lever both horizontally and vertically in relation to the brake lever. Then there is 12 mm of adjustment travel in the longitudinal direction and/or up to 15° of rotation - for optimum ergonomic adaptation to your riding style, seat position and anatomy.

J-Kit is a simple line connection system for hydraulic brakes from Shimano, so that you can install your brakes quickly and easily. The brake hose does not come connected to the brake to facilitate routing of the hose in the frame. The brake hose is already filled with oil in the J-Kit and sealed with a thin membrane. There is a small pin in the J-Kit brake lever that pierces this diaphragm during assembly to allow oil to flow.

Manufacturer Numbers:

E-MT5012JLFPRA100 (front) + E-MT5012JRRXRA170 (rear)


  • 2 x Shimano BR-MT500 + BL-MT501 disc brakes, front & rear
  • 1 x Shimano SM-BH59-JK-SS brake hose, 1000 mm (front)
  • 1 x Shimano SM-BH59-JK-SS brake hose, 1700 mm (rear)
  • 2 x pairs Shimano brake pads
  • 2 x inserts
  • 2 x olives
  • 4 x calliper bolts
  • 2 x snap ring
  • ready for installation, filled, bleeding is recommended after installation

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  • 100 day return period
  • Online since 1998
  • Trusted Shop 4.89 / 5.00


  • black/set (front+rear), out of stock

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