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    Shortening hydraulic brakes (Shimano)

    I need to shorten the hoses right away, but don't have the Shimano barbs (hose insert) and olives (compression bushing). Anyone know if Avid barb and olive will work with the new XT's?

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    Call the LBS might take less time than waiting here.
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    Order some from here. http://www.jensonusa.com/store/produ...ake+Parts.aspx

    I shortened mine in about 15 minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dogonfr
    Call the LBS might take less time than waiting here.
    Bob is the LBS he's just probably trying to get a customer back on the trails a bit faster

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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Bob is the LBS he's just probably trying to get a customer back on the trails a bit faster
    My Avid stuff is out on loan so I cannot compare. I have a piece of Jagwire hose that I believe is early Shimano the Hayes barb and compression bushing fit fine. Going off memory which is bad the Avid hose ID is smaller than the Hayes.

    The Jagwire part number I have is KTB0822, TB08 Rattler S.
    I was never able to find a match to this number but the fitting on one end look Shimano.
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    Quote Originally Posted by crisillo
    Bob is the LBS he's just probably trying to get a customer back on the trails a bit faster
    great a mechanic who doesn't know what he is doing.....plus he is trying to mickey mouse it
    the trick is ENJOYING YOUR LIFE EACH DAY, don't waste them away wishing for better days

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    Quote Originally Posted by SHIVER ME TIMBERS
    great a mechanic who doesn't know what he is doing.....plus he is trying to mickey mouse it
    These sorts of comments seem pointless. How does someone, including mechanics, find out about practical cross compatibility unless they they try it, or ask on here first. No training from any of the manufacturers will give you this advice.

    This is precisely the sort of thing that MTBR is good for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wombat
    These sorts of comments seem pointless. How does someone, including mechanics, find out about practical cross compatibility unless they they try it, or ask on here first. No training from any of the manufacturers will give you this advice.

    This is precisely the sort of thing that MTBR is good for.

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