Tuning Deore XT M785 levers

Discuss light weight issues concerning mountain bikes & parts.

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Spikes
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by Spikes

Is it possible to replace the chrome oil reservoirs on the levers with something lighter? I was hoping something carbon....

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by TheRookie

They're plastic under the chrome anyway, weight saving will only be 5g each max, possibly not even that.
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Spikes
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by Spikes

One of the reasons to 'tune' the lwvers is the fact that I do not like the silver covers. Would it be asy to paint them black instead?

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Yup, abrasive to get a key and then a decent primer and top coat.
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