- mixing up levers and callipers on Shimano disc brakes – anyone done it?
- Mister PMember
I put an old XTR caliper on an M775 lever, all that generation were totally interchangable, as are the current generation… But mixing and matching, i’m not sure of.
As I previously said, yes it is fine as long as you use the narrow bore hoses. I know before the new Saint M820 levers came out people were mixing new XTR with old Saint callipers and they work great.Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
I’ve got an old gen XT lever for the rear, but an SLX for the front.
I find the slightly more responsive XT lever helps me control the rear wheel better whist in the air and on Himalayan Freeride Yeticore descents.
Well, that and the fact that I broke the old one.
LBS gave me the beat up old XT one for nowt.
I love my lbs, I really do.Posted 4 years agoRikMember
Tried this with current XT levers and last generation Saint calliper. You can get it to work, but the levers don’t move enough oil (prob down to hose bore) that you have to run the pads very close to the rotors. The feeling was not as nice either – not solid.
I went back to the old saint levers which are fault proof.
Because of this I have a pair of current generation levers for sale if anybody is interested.Posted 4 years agolarge418Member
if you decide it’s all too much hassle, I have just bought a brand new pair of XT levers to go with my old calipers (the opposite of what you are doing). We could swap parts to make proper sets. My levers are unused, but I was going to have a go this weekend.
Email me (in profile) if you are interested in swapping parts to make proper sets.Posted 4 years ago
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