Just fitted wider road bars and the front hose is a little too short and tight, so looking at replacing hose,have done mtb hoses before , just wondering if they are the same hose and fittings ?
cant see anything that says its for 505 specifically ?
The connector insert is for this brake hose only. Use an appropriate connector insert according to the following table. Use of a connector insert
incompatible with the brake hose may cause fluid leaks.
Safest bet would be to get the correct hose and inserts.
Shimano Road stuff uses the “older” BH-59 (with the brass insert) whereas newer MTB stuff uses BH-90 (with the silver insert)
I’ve fitted mine (RS505 and RS685) with the BH-90 Hoses on the recommendation of a Shimano tech guy in order to “sharpen” the brakes up – I like little lever throw and very on/off brakes even on the roadie!
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