Just swapping out the old Avids on my MTB for some Shimano, both to reduce weight and improve brake control (the Avids are very on/off!)
So I have M775 XT levers, at the front a Saint M800 (Identical to M765XT) calliper direct mounted to my PM forks and at the rear an XTR M965 IS mounted calliper.
I also have the XTR M965 front mount calliper, but by the time I add an adaptor it would be heavier than the M800 so I'm looking to see what I can use off it to 'improve' the M800.
Pads I got with the M965's are not XTR so no lighter, I have swapped the pad retaining pin (saving 2g) but wondered if anyone has any experience of the pistons and screw in plug, is it worth trying to take them out the XTR calliper and putting in the M800, I've not come across anyone who has stripped a Shimano calliper as everyone just considers them a black box!
Or should I just sell it and use that to fund some alloy backed pads?
Impoverished weight weenie wanna-be!
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