- XTR Dual Control Conversion
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.Posted 8 years ago
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 finePosted 8 years ago
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 casePosted 8 years ago
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.
Posted 8 years ago
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.Posted 8 years ago
Found these they sell RH ones as wellPosted 8 years ago
The same seller sells newer type ones for £24 as well
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?Posted 8 years ago
You could buy a set of LX M585 levers for £62 HERE and get a spare set of hoses included.Posted 8 years ago
THESE seem good value and Mister P seems to use them without issue. Anything better out there?Posted 8 years ago
That is a silly price, buy them.Posted 8 years ago
Mister p you seem to be a shimano guru (work at madison?) – are other brands of mineral oil ok to use with shimano brakes?Posted 8 years ago
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.
paul.r.davisAThotmail.co.ukPosted 8 years ago
PaulD, I would’ve done if I hadn’t just bought the XT ones in the link above…Posted 8 years ago
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.
PaulDPosted 8 years ago
Didn’t think about selling them, you never know I might change my mind back to gears…Posted 8 years ago
I will buy them if they are for sale?
Email in profile if interested…Posted 8 years ago
If Boris doesn’t want them, and you are still selling, then I might be interested in them as well.Posted 8 years ago
Thanks guys but I am going to hold onto them for now.Posted 8 years ago
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