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Mixing Hylex levers with Shimano calipers?

Old 02-03-17, 02:27 AM
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Mixing Hylex levers with Shimano calipers?

As the title suggests I am wanting to know if I buy a set of TRP Hylex or TRP Hylex RS levers, will the levers work well with Shimano XT BR-M8000 brake callipers? or would itbe better to use the Hylex callipers instead.

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Old 02-06-17, 03:53 PM
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Certainly neither company would suggest it. Officially Tektro does not suggest the use of Shimano mineral oil in their brakes, although I've heard reports of it going OK. The XT calipers are designed around Shimano's Servo-Wave mechanism. The Hylex calipers work quite well, and there's a major chance that the Shimano calipers would work very badly, so I'd go with the Hylex calipers.
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Maybe a bit late for the OP but the knowledge might be good for those trying this in the future. I bought my Hylex second hand and the calipers were leaky around where the hydraulic line attaches so I attached some XTR M985 calipers instead and they work great, no problems at all with over a year of riding.
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How did you mix the caliber level. Did you use the Shimano or trip olives?
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Originally Posted by B0ll0cks View Post
Maybe a bit late for the OP but the knowledge might be good for those trying this in the future. I bought my Hylex second hand and the calipers were leaky around where the hydraulic line attaches so I attached some XTR M985 calipers instead and they work great, no problems at all with over a year of riding.
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Can I ask if you used the Shimano or trp olives? Cheers.
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What made using the Hylex set , as is, unacceptable?
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