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  • juan
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    Anyone got them to work with MTB shifters and disks?

    Spongebob
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    No, but Hope have a road bike that uses SRAM cable shifters, which connect up to a twin master cylinder unit which fits just below the stem. The rest of the system is standard Hope kit.

    I saw this at the London Bike show at Excel yesterday. It was sheer bike porn!

    V-Twin master cylinder

    Premier Icon zilog6128
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    I have that system. It’s not specific to SRAM levers (I use Shimano STIs with mine). Uses normal X2 calipers which is handy as I am familiar with them on my MTBs, can share pads, etc. Great system, love it.

    Premier Icon tomhoward
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    A mate has just got a v twin setup on his cross bike, says it’s very brilliant.

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    10-speed Shimano STIs work with 9-speed Shimano mtb (got an XT mech on mine) and with cable discs. Not sure about the front mechs though, doubt it’s complicated.

    Obviously getting hydro discs means adding a vtwin or similiar.

    Spongebob
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    Sorry, since the advent of the MTB, why do roadies still ride cross bikes off road?

    Premier Icon Northwind
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    Because sometimes, a rigid mtb just isn’t crap enough.

    Premier Icon igm
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    For what it’s worth, Singular Gryphon here, with drop bars 105 shifters on Hope V-Twins, 9spd XT rear mech, CX-70 front mech, 10spd XT cassette, XT cranks with a 50 outer ring and 34 middle (no inner).

    It all works quite nicely.

    Premier Icon Onzadog
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    I run the hope cable to hydraulic converters from about ten years ago. The master cylinder is the round top pro/sports type reservoir.

    Premier Icon edsbike
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    why do roadies still ride cross bikes off road?

    Because it’s much faster and more fun than trundling round on an OTT MTB.

    Premier Icon igm
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    Sam – your article needs to note that with Shimano road shifters you need to use a 9 spd Shimano MTB mech (or a road mech if you prefer of course) and most definitely not a 10 spd MTB mech. I know that’s what you meant but it didn’t get into the last draft.

    Also I found the Shimano cross mech (CX-70) worked a treat on am MTB crank (outer and middle only) and 105 double shifter – and at £25 it’s not too bad pricewise.

    juan
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    Ok I should have been more clear.
    I already have the disks. so I am not going to buy a v-twin stuff.
    Hence my question. And as to why the road bike, well my commute it’s mainly road (90-95%) and for the remainder it’s just a bad fireroad, so a Cross bike looks spot on.

    Premier Icon Wookster
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    So you’re fitting MTB brakes on a drop bar?

    You could fit them on the flats like chicken leavers?

    juan
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    Well I am still wondering if I fit it with a drop, a flat or a bull horn bar.
    SO I am investigating all the possibilities.

    cynic-al
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    The bar size is bigger on drops.

    Oldgit bodged something I think.

    juan
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    Brake are hope with a clamp so shouldn’t be a problem for the brakes. It might for the shifter then

    cynic-al
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    22.2mm vs 23.8 – around 5mm in circumference bigger.

    Sam
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    If I think about one component on my bike failing brakes are one of the last things I’d want to go…

    ajantom
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    Here’s my take on it – though it means finding some Magura drop bar levers and mating them to some old style low pressure Julie disc calipers. I’ve since added some durace bar end shifters which work pretty well.

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