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SRAM Disc Compatibility

JelishJelish Posts: 2
edited December 2017 in Workshop
Hello All,

Long time reader, first time poster - please excuse my inexperience!

Tl:dr Is vintage 2010 sram red compatible with mechanical disc brakes?

I run a cycling program at the school in which I work, and we are CONSTANTLY fighting for resources low-income, philadelphia, etc. etc.

I was recently gifted a used SRAM RED Gruppo circa 2010 (yaw front, short cage rear). I also was given an overstock disc cyclocross frame by a LBS. I would love to build a kick-censored disc equipped (Avid Mechanical) do-anything bike with the SRAM group, as an award for one of the seniors who helped build the program. My question - can I use the SRAM RED brifters with more recent mechanical disc brakes?

Would love any guidance/hacks!



  • sungodsungod Posts: 13,633
    should be ok, from that time the i think sram, campag and shimano cable pull ratios were similar, avid mechanical worked fine with old levers when i used it

    newer shimano pull ratio is different, mixing 'new-shimano'' compatible brakes with old levers may need some checking to see if it'll be ok
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
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