Mix and Match Hydraulic Levers and Callipers

woodyonthebeach Posts: 583
edited June 2016 in The workshop
Does anybody know if its possible to mix and match Hydraulic levers and Calliper?

If so what should I look at for?
The doctor said I needed to start drinking more whiskey. Also, I’m calling myself ‘the doctor’ now


  • Yes, in some cases, but why?

    They need to be the same fluid - DOT and Mineral don't mix
    They need the same fittings - so probably the same manufacturer
    They need the same volume of fluid pushed from the lever as received by the caliper - less easy to find out
  • The Rookie
    The Rookie Posts: 27,812
    You can nearly always mix and match parts from the same brand without issue, almost any Shimano calliper works with almost any Shimano lever.
    Currently riding a Whyte T130C, X0 drivetrain, Magura Trail brakes converted to mixed wheel size (homebuilt wheels) with 140mm Fox 34 Rhythm and RP23 suspension. 12.2Kg.