New lever blades for new Shimano XT or SLX?
I bent one of the lever blades on my SLX brake. These blades seem really weak, (I even had them loosely mounted so they would move in a crash to prevent bending). Strangely the blade bent outward, so instead of the blade being flat with a hook on the end, it became rounded with a hook on the end. I was able to bend it mostly back but I think the blade will be more prone to bending now.
I was comparing the SLX blade with the XT blade on my other bike, and they appear as if they would be compatible, the difference appears that the XT looks like it's been forged, and the SLX looks like it's been pressed into shape.
The blades on these new Shimano brakes seem a bit more complex than the old style Shimano brakes.
Does anyone know if there are any aftermarket replacement blades on the market for the new Shimano brakes, and are these blades easy to swap out like the old style Shimano hydros.
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