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    Spec-ing a new build. Confused by Shimano and SRAM shifter/brake combo options

    I'm trying to get my head around a bikepacking build with the use of a Jones Loop H-Bar. I want to keep the bar as clean as possible to make the most use of all of the different hand positions. I'm having a hard time figuring out if new single clamp systems are available. I haven't shopped for parts in a long time but it looks like the current standard is separate brake lever and shifter units aside from some hydraulic setups I've seen. This is what I'm looking for:

    - single clamp
    - Avid BB-7 mech disc brake compatible
    - 9sp preferred but 10sp is okay

    I'd like to stay in XT or above level components. Does such an animal exist or should I keep my eyes open for used XT/XTR combos?

    Thanks!
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    Spec-ing a new build. Confused by Shimano and SRAM shifter/brake combo options

    I don't have my parts catalogue in front of me to see. Sorry
    I know they make some lower level stuff like acera in a one clamp for brakes and shifting. But not sure about higher end stuff.

    You want to go 8 spd? 9 spd? Or ten speed?
    Triple? Double? Single up front,?

    Bill

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    If get the xt brakes the offer a clamp that allow the shifter and the brake to mount together. Sram offers the same. I'm thinking of going this same route with my shifters and brakes on my Enduro to clean up bars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossracer View Post
    I don't have my parts catalogue in front of me to see. Sorry
    I know they make some lower level stuff like acera in a one clamp for brakes and shifting. But not sure about higher end stuff.

    You want to go 8 spd? 9 spd? Or ten speed?
    Triple? Double? Single up front,?

    Bill
    I'm hoping to go 3x9 or 3x10. If I go 3x9 it will match my FS rig so parts can be swapped if/when needed.
    Ventana El Rey
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    Schwinn High Plains

    Project - Surly Ogre

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