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    Best Non XTR Brakes with XTR Shifters

    Hi, I'm running XTR shifters (M970) with Oro Brakes, the Oro brakes are awesome but it doesn't fit well with the shifters, the way the mount is designed makes it difficult to get a comfortable/ergonomic fit for shifting. If I mount the shifter on the outside of the brakes the brakes are too far from the grips and canít get a comfortable angle on them, if I fit the shifters on the inside the, the triggers are too far.

    Iíd rather not use the XTR brakes, anyone know of or using non XTR brakes that go well with the XTR shifters that allows for good adjustment.

    Tks.

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    I'm using XTR shifters with Avid Juicy 7s and they work just fine. I'm keen to try a set of Hayes Stroker some time in the next 6 months.

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    Hi rideronthestorm,

    I love my Marta's. They have plenty of power and they fit nice with the Shimano's M970 (at lest to my likings). If you don't need to drag your brake for long period of time, then I would say Marta is the perfect brake. You can also try the new Louise. The new lever is even better and you don't need to take the grips out to mount it.

    Here are some pics. of my setup.

    <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2100/1533005240_f4e3a761e3_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1219" />

    <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2074/1533005222_88518f4305_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1193" />

    <img src="http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2350/1533005190_f31c37787d_b.jpg" width="1024" height="683" alt="IMG_1191" />


    Hope this helps,
    Adrian

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideronthestorm
    Hi, I'm running XTR shifters (M970) with Oro Brakes, the Oro brakes are awesome but it doesn't fit well with the shifters, the way the mount is designed makes it difficult to get a comfortable/ergonomic fit for shifting. If I mount the shifter on the outside of the brakes the brakes are too far from the grips and can’t get a comfortable angle on them, if I fit the shifters on the inside the, the triggers are too far.

    I’d rather not use the XTR brakes, anyone know of or using non XTR brakes that go well with the XTR shifters that allows for good adjustment.

    Tks.

    R
    Yeah, I recently went through the same thing but was able to find a reasonable compromise. I ended up mounting the shifter outboard of the brake and adjusting/sliding the shifter all the way inboard on it's mount. The angle is different than what I had run in the past, but the reach was more important to me.

    Too, I've considered shimming the shifter which should allow a bit more rotation. Even a millimeter would make a significant difference. Maybe not.
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    I have XTR shifters on both of my bikes. On my Anthem, I have Juicy Carbons. On my Trance X, I have Juicy 7's. No problems at all.
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    I've been kicking around the idea of notching the Oro lever mount to allow for a couple more degrees of rotation of the shifter.
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    saint maybe.

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