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Old 08-19-16, 12:25 PM
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Shimano ST2200 compatible brakes

Hi everyone

I'd like to replace the trekto calipers on my winter bike with something from the shimano stable. I've been hunting on eBay for calipers that people have lightly used and upgrade from - mostly tiagra up to ultegta.

But I've read that shimano changed the pull ratio at some point and as my ST2200 levers are from 2005, I'm not sure what will be compatible.

Can anyone tell me when the change was and so which models I need to be looking at?

(Also any other possible issues if I've missed anything!)

Many thanks.
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Some reading here:

https://blog.artscyclery.com/ask-a-mechanic/ask-a-mechanic-brake-lever-and-caliper-cross-compatibility/

Fwiw, moat road brake calipers can be made to work well with fresh, well cut cable housingbof the correct length, stops in the right places and clean pads and rims.
However, I have found the newer 105 (5800) calipers to be excellent - as effective as my cable discs and better feel And I'm using them with some non-brifter brake levers from the 80s, which according to the above link may not be ideal...

I do feel that part of the problem for many with small to average sized hands is that modern shimano brifters are so chunky that it's hard to get good leverage on them from above, as well as their sideways movement.
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