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    Difference between Deore XT Integrated Shifter/Brake Lever for V-Brake vs Cantilever

    I'm trying to replace an XT ST-M739 integrated shifter/brake lever which is for V-brakes. There is also an ST-M738 which appears to be identical except it was specified for cantilever brakes.

    Can anyone tell me what the difference is? Is it possibly that they just have different cables?

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    I suspect there will be a difference in cable pull; though I can't advise whether it would work or not.

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    Brake levers are made for use with certain types of brakes.
    V-brakes and Cantilever brakes require a different amount of cable pull to work properly

    V-brakes are long pull
    Cantilever, road and BMX brakes are short pull

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    I suspected something like that. Now that I compare pics of the two the brake levers are a different shape.

    Thanks for the info.

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