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eTap calipers with Sram mechanical shifters?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:08 pm
by MayhemSWE
Anyone tried using Sram Red eTap HydroHC disc brake calipers with older generation HydroR mechanical shifters?

Reason I ask is that I currently have a bike fitted with Red 22 and hydraulic rim brakes which eventually will be moved over to a new disc brake frameset. The newer eTap HydroHC calipers are lighter, nicer looking and seem to have a better bleed port design than older HydroR calipers. Occassionally loose calipers show up on eBay at attractive prices and while I am in no hurry to buy I'd like to snag a set when an opportunity appears.

The one potential problem I can see is with regards to the hydraulic hose and banjo fitting. With eTap the hose is shortened at the shifter end and has a permanent banjo at the caliper end, while Sram's older disc brakes are the other way around. Is the HydroR flat mount banjo fitting compatible with HydroHC calipers…?

eTap calipers with Sram mechanical shifters?

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2018 1:08 pm
by Weenie