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    Problem Solvers Mismatch adapters

    Will the adapters allow you to run XTR brakes with XX trigger shifters? Seems like there are two different Matchmaker clamps for Avid, so I want to make sure these problem solvers adapters work. Has anybody tried them out?

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    Also curious if anyone actually tried them. The last couple of comments say they're not in the right ergonomic position.

    FrostBike 2013: Problem Solvers Gets SRAM and Shimano to Play Nicely, with new MisMatch Adapters

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    Ordered, installed, took them off. They work, but my X7 2x10 shifters and XT brakes had a huge gap between them (none adjustable gap), resulting in an ineffecient setup. If the gap between the brakes and shifters could be squeezed together, like a matchmaker setup, then the Problem Solvers would be ideal. Due to this gap, the angle of the shifters are not user friendly once you have your brake levers on the horizontal angle that works best for you.

    I reverted and went back to my dedicated SRAM shifter clamps.

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    Thanks for the review. You just saved me 30 bucks.

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    That Matshi looks about right, Doesn't seem to be in stock anymore.

    I can confirm the problem solvers adapter moves the shifter too far from the bar. I sold mine on ebay. I'm really looking for a solution, or Avid to make a good brake set.
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    Matshi 13

    Quote Originally Posted by paulrb02 View Post
    That Matshi looks about right, Doesn't seem to be in stock anymore.

    I can confirm the problem solvers adapter moves the shifter too far from the bar. I sold mine on ebay. I'm really looking for a solution, or Avid to make a good brake set.

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    Yeah 13 is for type A and 14 is for type B. Looks good.

    $50 shipped to USA is a bit steep, but I'm thinking about.
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    I recently got the PS Mismatch adapter. At first it was strange looking at the gap...but after riding it...it puts the shifter where I need it to be. The I-spec XT that I had before had the levers tucked too far in. If I put the shifter where I'm comfortable shifting, the brake lever is too far down...so I ended up putting the brake lever back to where it felt better. I had to really rotate my wrist down every time I wanted to shift. I have small hands and have to reach to get the shifter paddle to fully engage. With the Mismatch (switched from XT to X0)...levers are right at my thumb.

    I initially thought about getting the Matshi...but I think that would place the shifter too far away like my original I-Spec XT.
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