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    XTR Shifters, XT Brakes?

    I have a set of XTR M970-A shifters, but I'd like to upgrade from a set of Magura Louise's to XT M785s. With all this I-Spec stuff confusing me (I did a search beforehand), will they place nicely on the bar together, or will I need adapter plates?

    Or should I simply stick with Magura's?

    Thanks for reading.

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    I-Spec only came in with M980. The 'A' on the M970 doesn't mean I-Spec-A it was just an upgrade from the original M970 to fix an internal mechanical problem. So, to answer your question, M970 shifters and M785 brakes will sit fine together in your cockpit, but both with their own bracket mounting to the bar, not a single bracket like I-Spec.
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    Thanks PerthMTB. I went ahead and ordered a pair of M980Bs, but they didn't come with bar mounts.

    So I tried to move the bar mount clamp over from the M970-A shifter, but it won't fit. Curse you Shimano.. I'm trying to find out if there's a bar mount clip for the M980Bs but so far I'm not having any luck.

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    Yeah, the M980-B is an I-Spec B mount so doesn't come with bar mounts. However, you say you are getting or have got M785 brakes, which they will mount to.

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