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    Shimano BR-M545 Mechanical Disk Brakes - What Levers for Drop Bars

    Just looking to convert my Brodie Ocho to drop bars. I have the Jtek bar-end shifter on order. But what levers do I need for the Shimano mechanical disc brakes?

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    That brake requires a long pull lever, so your best option is to use the Tektro or Cane Creek long pull drop bar levers.
    https://www.bti-usa.com/public/item/DC4281
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    http://www.ebikestop.com/tektro_rl52...ack-BR7213.php
    I think those are the only long pull levers made for drop bars as of now. You could also try a Travel Agent, but that's a whole 'nother can of worms.

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    Another option are the Dia Compe 287V levers, but I prefer the hood shape of the Cane Creek / Tektro levers linked to above.

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    Thanks for the responses. Just what I was looking for.

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