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Mixing and matching shimano levers and calipers  

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Photocal
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Question, I currently have a mismatch of 1st gen Saint levers (with Danger Boy levers (remember those?)) with XTR calipers of a similar age. awesome brakes for most things but they are finding their limits on the steeper stuff I find myself riding these days.

Now the question is, I like the levers and was wondering if new Saint calipers would marry to the old saint levers? I know they don't have servo wave so the fluid displacement might be different but I think it might be alright....

Any thought? or should I just suck it up and get used to tiny brakes levers and get a set of Zee's instead?

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Posted : 19/02/2016 8:59 pm
nobeerinthefridge
(@nobeerinthefridge)
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Tiny brake leavers for the win! If a big bastard like me can use one finger, I'm sure you'll be fine Cal :green:

Zee are supposed to be great, but cheaper than Saint.

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Posted : 20/02/2016 10:38 am
NiallWallace
(@niallwallace)
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I've got Zee on my Full Sus; the levers are just as one fingered as the current XT ones; far too much brake for me really...

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Posted : 20/02/2016 6:19 pm
Photocal
(@photocal)
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Hey up, thanks for for Zee feedback, I one finger brake with my current Dangerboy levers, I have just gotten used to them! I'm sure I'll adapt :crazy:

I'm Sure Zee's will be to much brake for me but hey why not! :thumbup:

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Posted : 21/02/2016 7:35 pm
nobeerinthefridge
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No such thing as too much brake! Allows you to hammer into stuff with a bit of insurance that you can wipe speed off quickly if required.

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Posted : 21/02/2016 9:49 pm
Gordy
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Zee's all the way, fantastic brakes! :thumbup:

Get them from bike discount .de cheep as too! :green:

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Posted : 22/02/2016 7:30 am
POAH
 POAH
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got zee on my dartmoor hornet - lovely brakes

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Posted : 28/02/2016 11:01 am
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