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  1. #1
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    Shimano XT M785 caliper with an XTR M988 lever?

    Need some help guys... I want to set up 2012 m785 calipers with xtr m988 levers, any advise... I been told that I would need the xtr hose bh90.

    Is anyone runing this set up ? or similar ??? all help and info would be fantastic !

    calipers and levers are new model brakes 2012.

    Need alll the help I can get.


  2. #2
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    Jan 2004

    Shimano XT M785 caliper with an XTR M988 lever?

    I've read of mixing Shimano brake parts (i.e. Saint & XTR) - my question is why? Saving cost or weight? Don't like servowave? Performance?

    Anyway, the Shimano site gives detailed parts lists, so that should answer the OPs question.

  3. #3
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    Hi !

    Is that I got a pair of new 2012 xt calipers... and just recently purchased only the levers xtr m988 , Im trring to keep cost as low as possible for now...

    been told that the xt caliper is a OK caliper... not a xtr but Ok.. Im not concern on weight saving goes...

    Have you done this set up ? would you know if it will work ?

    thanks in advance !

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