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    Upgrading xtr m975 levers blades...

    Ok, so my dad is passing some season old xtr m975 disc brake set for my new intense.

    It is for sure that I'm gonna need new pads...probably add a metallic pad or two..but what I would really want is to upgrade the lever blades.

    I've seen twenty6 and Straitline...but I don't know if they would fit.

    Replacement will be just to add some color, and "customness" to my bike.

    Anybody here know if these will fit?
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    Are you planning on using these for DH or XC riding?
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    Are you planning on using these for DH or XC riding?
    I'm planning on using them on a new Intense Tracer Vp...so trail/all-mountain?

    I don't ride super technical trails.
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    I ask because the XTR 975 brakes aren't super powerful and don't do that well with long descents. They should be good on AM/trail use other than those long smoking descents.

    No one does XTR aftermarket levers that I've seen. I keep expecting someone to do carbon levers but no dice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    I ask because the XTR 975 brakes aren't super powerful and don't do that well with long descents. They should be good on AM/trail use other than those long smoking descents.

    No one does XTR aftermarket levers that I've seen. I keep expecting someone to do carbon levers but no dice.

    BS put a 203 rotor on and they will never smoke.

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    I went for a 180 in the front....And probably throw a metallic pad on there also.

    Like I say, I don't ride suuuuper techy stuff so...

    It would be awesome if someone made carbon levers for the xtr perch!

    Too bad...
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    This guy on the Italian Light-bikes forum has carbon levers on his XTR disc brakes: http://www.light-bikes.it/forum/index.php?topic=8770.0

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    Quote Originally Posted by bikerboyj17
    This guy on the Italian Light-bikes forum has carbon levers on his XTR disc brakes: http://www.light-bikes.it/forum/index.php?topic=8770.0

    Those look awesome!!!!
    But I believe that guy just wraped the stock blades with carbon??
    I know it's possible, but wouldn't it weigh more?
    I don't care about weight...c'mon, we're talking grams here...but yeah, mostly looks, and feel.

    I'm trying to translate a little bit, considering italian looks a little bit like spanish...but it doesn't say anything about the levers....
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    Found them! Boutique stuff....pretty hard to get, as said in those weight weenies forums...
    Probably a fortune...and not strong enough....looks stunning though!

    http://www.julmtb.com/forum/viewtopi...highlight=bass
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