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    We the people ... XTR calipers & XT levers? viable option?

    hi all
    I've just picked up (cheap) some M965 xtr disk brake calipers. Would these calipers with XT levers & xt rotors be a viable option for normal xc duty? Would I need any specific parts to get this system working?

    Any input much appreciated. (I've checked the review section!)

    many thanks (a disk brake novice!)

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    They will work.
    If your levers are 756, then you need BH62/63 hoses
    If your levers are 755, then you need BH61 hoses

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    Quote Originally Posted by scant
    hi all
    I've just picked up (cheap) some M965 xtr disk brake calipers. Would these calipers with XT levers & xt rotors be a viable option for normal xc duty? Would I need any specific parts to get this system working?

    Any input much appreciated. (I've checked the review section!)

    many thanks (a disk brake novice!)
    For XC use they are outstanding. I use an XTR in the front for trailbike duties, and find the 160mm rotor to be a bit lacking for the long downhill runs here on the Front Range (Colorado). However, I lived in Oklahoma previously and the brakes were outstanding stoppers in all conditions there.

    The brakes performance is very good, but the durability is in question.

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    I use the756 levers with a 966 front and a 965 in the rear and they work great. I use XO shifters is why I went this route. I have the XTR centerlock rotors and use the XT 8in up front. Love the entire setup, good luck.

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