Shimano XT Disc Brakes Dual Control M775 Compatability

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  1. Ssushi

    Ssushi New Member

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    Hi all,

    I have a Mark 1 Scalpel and need to replace the front Shimano XT Disc Brake Dual Control (front break).

    The existing two units are:

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    and

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    My question is, will a new lever be compatable with the old caliper? The Shimano web site states:

    "An increase in pad clearance at the calliper has enabled Shimano to use their proven Servo Wave technology in this hydraulic brake lever.". And I'm wondering if I'll need a new caliper also?

    The unit I'm considering is (which can only be purchaced as two levers only):

    http://www.farnhamcycles.co.uk/Shop/p/24376-shimano-deore-xt-st-m775-xt-dual-control-levers-for-disc-brakes/

    Or I could get (which is sold as 1 lever + caliper):

    http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=25712

    Thanks for any advice!!

    Ssushi
     
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  2. goodbyecycle

    goodbyecycle New Member

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    I would go for the one that comes with the caliper. I feel certain they would work together but you would have to buy a special hose to mate them up. The older ones use a "banjo" style connector and the new one uses a compression fitting at the caliper. Considering that, and the fact that the new calipers just work better... I think you would be much happier with the one from chainreaction that is complete.
     
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