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    Shimano Deore disc brakes question

    My bike is fitted with 2013 Shimano Deore disc brakes.

    These are fine but I'd like to upgrade the lever blades to the XT ones as you can adjust the lever without tools on XT.

    Can I fit the XT lever blades to the Deore brakes?

    I realise that nobody might know the answer to this question, but it is worth a try.

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    I don't see why that wouldn't be possible. They use the same hoses, olives and fittings. Mechanically, I think they're nearly the same. They also both use mineral oil. I have a friend that uses XTR levers with his XT calipers. Not sure about the 2013, but the only difference in calipers between the older XT and Deore models was the XT had a one piece caliper to offer more stopping power and stiffness while the Deore was 2 pieces. All the lever does is pump that mineral oil into the caliper.

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    I don't know that you can swap the lever blade themselves, but the levers are switchable for sure.

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