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  1. #1
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    Nov 2009

    485 barke lever replace.

    hello all,

    i have 485 hydraulic brake system, and the handle of the right lever is broke, i success to install other handle - temporarily, now i need to order new one, i want to know if the handle of other series like: DEORE/XT and so on, can fit to the current setup ?

    becuase i can get them in very good price, thank ahead.

  2. #2
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    Dec 2004
    My understanding is that most all shimano brake stuff is cross compatible with one another. Some systems use different hoses and attachments, so sometimes things have to be changed out, but that the parts are there to make it all work together one way or another. Contact a LBS for specifics.

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    Sep 2005
    I was able to use a set of LX levers as a straight swap. Bonus is that they made the brakes feel a lot better also.
    I'm looking forward to regretting this.......

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