Hope Tech 2 lever with XT caliper

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  • Hope Tech 2 lever with XT caliper
  • lazybike
    Member

    Does anybody know if this will work, all theories welcome!

    Rorschach
    Member

    Hope is Dot fluid,shimano is mineral-you dont want to mix the two.Hope used to do mineral compatible seals for mini’s-dunno about tech stuff.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    And then there’s all the leverage ratios and stuff. You might end up with a rock solid lever or a really mushy feel.

    I’d just not bother even thinking about it if I were you!

    lazybike
    Member

    I’d forgotten about the fluid, I think I’ll email Hope, see what they say about the seals, cheers. I thought it might be easy, seems not, easier to type indoors than faff for hours in the garage!

    bigyinn
    Member

    It might work for a time.
    But the feel / power may be rubbish and then the seals will probably rot at one end at some point depending what fluid you use. How about a 50/50 mix for Dot4 and mineral to be safe?

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    This also begs the question “WHY?”

    lazybike
    Member

    WHY? to paraphrase a well known saying “because there here” I was wondering if they would go together, seems they go together like Shearer and Ashley. An unholy alliance!

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Not worth the hassle. No gains that I can see. Pointless. 🙂

    lazybike
    Member

    Good call PP, the man from Hope he say “no”, can’t get mineral specific seals for Tech 2, many thanks to all who replied.

    PeterPoddy
    Member

    Sensible man! You gotta think about these things though, right? 🙂

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