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  • XTR Dual Control Conversion
  • Clobber
    Member

    I have some m975 callipers with matching xtr dual control levers. Can I buy ANY shimano hydro brake levers to use with these callipers?

    I want to use the callipers on my single speed and therefore ditch the dual control levers for simple lightweight brake levers.

    khani
    Member

    Not sure about servowave levers,as the pads are supposed to retract further into the caliper and have a longer throw to prevent rub, but any non servowave levers will fit fine

    Clobber
    Member

    Any deals around? I had a quick look expecting the last generation shimano hydro levers to be dirt cheap,, but it seems not to be the case

    Mister P
    Member

    From memory those levers had a straight hose connector so you can fit any of the older style levers without having to change anything else. Something like this –

    If you wanted to fit new style levers like these below then you should change the hoses to SM-BH90 narrow bore hoses.

    Mister P
    Member

    Servowave is a feature of the lever and any calliper will work with them. I run a set of XT M775 levers with M975 callipers quite happily.

    khani
    Member

    Found these they sell RH ones as well
    The same seller sells newer type ones for £24 as well

    Clobber
    Member

    The levers are bloomin’ expensive though, when Rose bikes are selling the new XT brakes for £63 an end… Is it better value just to buy new brake sets?

    Edit: Khani’s link seems cheap enough, are the deore ones any good?

    Mister P
    Member

    You could buy a set of LX M585 levers for £62 HERE and get a spare set of hoses included.

    Clobber
    Member

    THESE seem good value and Mister P seems to use them without issue. Anything better out there?

    Mister P
    Member

    That is a silly price, buy them.

    Mister p you seem to be a shimano guru (work at madison?) – are other brands of mineral oil ok to use with shimano brakes?

    PaulD
    Member

    Clobber,

    Want a straight swap your Dual Control levers for a pair of used but fully functional XTR BL-M975 Brake Levers?

    This assumes your DCs are fully functional and not cosmetically trashed.

    You can use your existing hoses, just a straight swap-over and top-off with mineral fluid.

    http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/techdocs/content/cycle/EV/bikecomponents/BL/EV-BL-M975-2612A_v1_m56577569830728273.pdf

    paul.r.davisAThotmail.co.uk

    Clobber
    Member

    PaulD, I would’ve done if I hadn’t just bought the XT ones in the link above…

    PaulD
    Member

    Clobber,

    Thanks for that…and I do mean it.

    I hope you make lots on ebay or here.

    Your DCs have the much more common and useful straight connector, so anyone with Deore upwards stands a good chance of them being correct.

    PaulD

    Clobber
    Member

    Didn’t think about selling them, you never know I might change my mind back to gears…

    Premier Icon boriselbrus
    Subscriber

    I will buy them if they are for sale?

    Email in profile if interested…

    adam1330
    Member

    If Boris doesn’t want them, and you are still selling, then I might be interested in them as well.

    Clobber
    Member

    Thanks guys but I am going to hold onto them for now.

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