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Building a gravel bike Question - Brakes


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Good morning. 


Quick question. 


I am converting one of my mountainbikes to a gravel bike. 


I have 105 Hydraulic brake levers, but without the Calipers.


Are they compatible with normal Shimano MTB calipers?




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same - ultegra hydro with XT calipers, and on a tandem with 200mm rotors so they have been well tested. 


I have heard some complaints when mixing shimano levers with non-shimano calipers

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  • 2 months later...

I just converted my gravel/touring bike (Trek 920) to a flat bar setup. I have the bike's original drop bar fitted with SRAM S700 Doubletap brake - shifter lever set (with calipers) for a 2 x 10 drive train, available for sale. The parts are very new, only done 900km. Asking price R3,000. Let me know if you are interested.

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I was able to fit Apex levers to SRAM MTB calipers. They worked great.

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