XTR caliper paired with XX master cylinder

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lowpsihighspeed
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by lowpsihighspeed

Anyone have experience with using XTR calipers and XX master cylinder?
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crohnsy
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by crohnsy

Don't see that working out well for you....

Shimano are designed for use with mineral oil and Avid use DOT brake fluid. Those two systems are not typically compatible.

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Martin.F
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by Martin.F

What crohnsy said. The DOT fluid will eat up the Shimano seals very fast, worst case fall apart when you need them the most. I highly reccomend you not to do this.

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by allezkmiec

Another vote against it. Don't mix and match brake systems. Never a good idea.

lowpsihighspeed
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by lowpsihighspeed

All valid points and makes sense. I want XX shifter and XTR brakes and integrated on the bars. Will keep wishing..
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custom mount, that's what you need. shouldnt be that hard. find someone with a small mill or one of those new-fangled desktop 3d printers (i got one coming, cant wait!)

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new fangled 3d printer. I was using one over 10 years ago. Hardly new!

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new-fangled=desktop, $600. i'd wager that one ten years ago was a bit bigger, bulkier, much more expensive.

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