105 Hydro with XT calipers??

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racermech
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by racermech

My mountain bike is basically collecting dust, was thinking about picking up a rame and do a gravel bike. Most parts will swap over but my question is can I keep my XT calipers, and XT r-der, but use 105 hydro levers so I can run drop bars? Current setup is 1x11, new front ring, new set of tires and in theory I would have a quick gravel setup.

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by TurboKoo

Almost all new frames come with flatmount for discs and for RD you need solution to fix cable pull.

Better choice would be the new RDRX-800 with clutch.
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by hmai18

Lots of frames on the used market still use post mount.

Wolftooth TanPan will modify cable pull and allow you to use your XT RD with road levers.

racermech
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by racermech

Thanks guys. The sorts the shifting out. Frame with post mount should be "easy" to find.

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