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gear shifts and new brakes

kenyanscottkenyanscott Posts: 26
edited March 2016 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi Everyone,

im considering upgrading my brakes to Hydraulic instead of the current mech disc brakes I have.

No Issues there.

I currently have an integrated Brake and shifter set up

what so I need to do to change that?

im a bit confused by the upgrade (probably with no reason to be)


  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    You'll need new shifters.

    And brakes obviously.
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  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    Yeah, you'll just need to replace the existing integrated levers with separate gear shifters of the same "speed" as your existing ones (7-,8- or 9-speed). You'll also need to match manufacturers between your rear derailleur and shifters, so if you've got a Shimano, 8-speed rear mech, you'll need Shimano 8-speed shifters, etc....
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