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    90 degree fittings for 2008 XT?

    Does anyone know where I could get these? Is there anything out there that's compatible? I'm pretty sure older Shimano stuff isn't. The hydraulic line comes out of the rear caliper and bumps into the brain of my epic, I'd be way easier to have a 90 degree fitting to get it out of the way.

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    I don't know of any 90 deg. banjo for the current crop of calipers...

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    i had the same issue with a 2008 Safire....Brain shock and 2008 XT/XTR caliper w/a 160mm rotor are not compatible. i ended up using a 2003-2007 XT caliper. i did NOT try a 180mm rotor with the 2008 XT caliper...that might work.

    i am also not aware of any Shimano 90* fittings that would work, due to the way the hose fits into the caliper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adamant
    i had the same issue with a 2008 Safire....Brain shock and 2008 XT/XTR caliper w/a 160mm rotor are not compatible. i ended up using a 2003-2007 XT caliper. i did NOT try a 180mm rotor with the 2008 XT caliper...that might work.

    i am also not aware of any Shimano 90* fittings that would work, due to the way the hose fits into the caliper.
    nah, the 180 rotor wont fit in the frame. I might try a 140 though, it might just give enough room for the bend of the hydraulic hose. I never use my rear brake for actual braking anyways, a 140 might be worth it.

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