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Are Shimano hydraulic levers interchangeable?

terribleoneterribleone Posts: 76
edited January 2008 in MTB buying advice
I'm looking at a groupset which will land me with dual-control shifters & brake i'll be getting seperate shifters and levers and selling the dual-control ones.

Would be a chance to upgrade the levers, but will using XT levers on LX calipers be fine?? I'd assume they're all pretty much interchangeable?? :?


  • They will be interchangeable,but try the DCLs before you dismiss them.I now find them very intuitive,and not sure I would go back,other than to have more flexibilty,over future brake/gear upgrades.
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  • I think it's more the size of the DCLs that I find offensive!! :lol:

    They just look bloody huge and like you'd have to mount them really far in to the bar...

  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    you can get them with out the dual control levers. and yes most of shimanos lever assys will work with most of their calipers.
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