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Hello,

I'm interested in upgrading to M8100 brakes, but am unsure if I can use my existing shifters with them.
I currently have M9000 shifters that have seperate clamps (in other words, not ispec).
Does anyone know if a normal bar clamp will fit between the brake levers clamp and brake lever support arch? Or would I have to mount them inboard of the clamp?

Let me know,
Thanks
Mark
 

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The newest generation Shimano brakes (m9100, m8100 and m7100) have a new clamp / mounting setup. The clamp is moved inboard (closer to the stem) and there is a support arch on the brake lever close to the grip. (If you look at a picture of the new brakes, you'll see what I mean).
My question is - can you fit a m9000 Shimano shifter in between the clamp & support arch? Or will it interfere?
 

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Yes, that is exactly the area I'm asking about.

I did already find that other forum and was looking at the pictures, but I didn't see anyone trying to fit a band clamp in that area.

It looks like there is some space there, and the M9000 shifter clamp is quite small, so hopefully it'll work. I ordered the brakes regardless, so I'll find out shortly after they arrive how well they'll fit / work.

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Hey Visser,

Just had an M8120 rear installed on an otherwise SRAM bike. I'm pretty sure the M8120 is the same lever structure as the M8100 (it has the clamp + additional support tab).

Can confirm that an X9 shifter clamp does fit in that spot. M9000 shifter mounting band looks much cleaner/narrower -> I think you'll have no problem with clearances, but make sure your shifter is handy/ready to go on when you mount the brake lever!

Good luck,
Paul
 
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