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    I-Spec mix and match?

    I've looked at the shimano docs but haven't been able to figure it out.

    I have a pair of XTR BL-M985 brakes. I want to use the i-spec SL M780 XT 10 speed shifters. Would I need the XT or XTR I-spec piece? Or will it not work at all? Thanks in advance!

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    You need to match the I-spec brackets to the shifters which should be the SL-78 I-spec brackets.


    Do you already have the shifters? Your post is a touch confusing. If you have xt shifters then follow what I said above.

    If you're buying shifters then the ispec version of the xt shifters will mount to the xtr brake levers no problem.

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    what abt xt ispec with saint brake levers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daypack View Post
    what abt xt ispec with saint brake levers?
    Yep fully compatible with ispec shifters.

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    thanks man!

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    Good info! And is there any special XTR brake model to use with I-Spec?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    Good info! And is there any special XTR brake model to use with I-Spec?
    Things have changed, this is an old thread. There is now ISpec A and B and there are certain combos that work and ones that don't.
    No I don't remember the different combos, it's in one of the threads on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    Good info! And is there any special XTR brake model to use with I-Spec?
    exactly as twotone said. This thread is a year old and there are much more recent threads which you should be getting your info from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guille View Post
    Good info! And is there any special XTR brake model to use with I-Spec?
    XTR B spec brake levers only work with B spec shifters

    B spec shifters will work with either A or B spec brake levers with the appropriate nut/bolt combination.

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