Problems fitting XTR disk brake to Specialized with Brain

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  • mudpot
    Member

    I’ve got a specialized stumpy fsr 2007. When trying to fit the rear calliper the hose is in direct line with the Brain, I can’t therefore route the hose. Has anyone got any solutions for this.

    Premier Icon crazy-legs
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    It works fine on my Epic (basically identical set-up), the hose went round the outside of the Brain and into the caliper – you can bend it by a surprising amount and it’ll still work.

    I_Ache
    Member

    Use a banjo.

    mudpot
    Member

    I tried to set it up last night and the Brain looked too close to bend it around, I’ll have another look tonight.

    I like the idea of the Banjo, can someone point me towards the correct banjo to use for the XTR

    theflatboy
    Member

    I like the idea of the Banjo, can someone point me towards the correct banjo to use for the XTR

    try this one:

    I_Ache
    Member

    This or this should do it I would have thought. Although never having even used Shimano discs I cant say for definite.

    mudpot
    Member

    Thanks 🙂

    Mister P
    Member

    Be careful as calipers desgined for straight in fittings are a different thread size to those designed for a banjo. So it is not quite as simple as it might first appear.

    mudpot
    Member

    Thanks for the warning. Now I’ll have to see if I can force the cable around the Brain somehow, I’m not sure it’s going to work though.

    bigyinn
    Member

    If they’re M970s they are straight hoses, if M965s they’re banjos.

    mudpot
    Member

    they’re the M975’s with straight hoses

    I_Ache
    Member

    Surely they will work with both id you use a banjo with the correct size thread?

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