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  1. #1
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    Jan 2004

    XT Hydro levers with XTR calipers?

    I got a screaming deal on a set of XTR 965 calipers with 6 bolt rotors.

    Cambria has the XT levers M765 on sale for 100 bucks.

    It appears that I will need a different banjo kit to put it all together?

    According to the Shimano website, you can mix/match with the correct kit

    "All Shimano hydraulic brake levers are designed to work with all Shimano hydraulic calipers. Keep in mind that there are different fittings for each. Make sure you use the appropriate Shimano brake line and fittings for the lever/caliper combination on your mountain bike."

    The questions of the day are:

    Do I just need the straight banjo kit (shimano part # Y-8HO-98010) with a quantity of 2?

    Will the hose that comes with the XT levers (SM-BH63) work with the XTR calipers and the above kit or do I need to just get some bulk hydro housing and then fit everything up again?

    Thanks as guys always have the answers.

    Proud Tribe member since 1992 - looking for better singletrack to be ridden year round

  2. #2
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    Sep 2006
    Get the LX levers from JensonUSA for $59:

  3. #3
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    Feb 2007
    Hey Rich,

    Just finished the same setup on my Scott Scale 20, except with the 755 hydro levers and the 965 calipers. The 756's should be the same.
    I used the stock lines that came with the lever set (SM-BH62), cut them to size, and everything worked fine.
    I bought a BH63 (replaces BH62) line set in case I ran into trouble, but they look identical to all the brake lines that I already have.


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