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I think the answer is yes but I found several conflicting pieces of info. Will M6000 levers work with 8020 calipers. Want to upgrade but if I can save $80 on the levers that’s fine by me. I don’t need the thumbscrew on the reach adjustment.






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There's plenty of threads where people have used 4 piston calipers with levers that came with 2 piston calipers.
Your Deore has the same size pistons as the 2 piston SLX & XT calipers and they use the same pads.

example
https://forums.mtbr.com/brake-time/slx-m7000-lever-xt-m8020-caliper-1101304.html

The 8020 caliper is the same as the Zee and Saint calipers, you should be able to get a Zee caliper cheaper then a 8020.

examples....
Zee: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=53202&category=31
8020: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=94127&category=31
Saint: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=52467&category=31

The latest XT 8120 caliper is the same as the cheaper SLX 7120.
XT: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=99618&category=31
SLX: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=99636&category=31

Your current brake has a straight hose connection to the caliper, the Zee, Saint, XT & SLX use a banjo to attach the hose to the caliper.

There is also the cheaper BR-MT520 4 piston caliper with similar performance and will attach to your current straight hose setup.
http://www.bikeman.com/BR8272.html

The BR-MT520, Zee, Saint, SLX 7120, XT 8020 & 8120 all use the same type of non finned pads.
* To fit finned pads to the BR-MT520, you would need to trim one of the fins off the outside pad.
 

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Wow! Thanks for all the info. That helps a ton!
Those MT520 would be perfect for me I am betting. I do t do insanely crazy riding but I do notice the 6000 brakes that came stock heat up quickly when pointed down and I weigh 200+ geared. And pretty well a plug and and play option on my bike.

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My 520's came stock with organic pads. If you're going to be doing a lot of steep stuff you'll want metallic...don't have to be finned. Some people complain the fins rattle, but that's up to you.

In any case, they work great!
 
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