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I'm sorry if this has been discussed before, but I have searched and can't find the particular answer I'm looking for.

I have a set of XT BR-m785 brakes. Not the "B" version. They are probably from around 2010. I'm looking at getting some XT 10 speed shifters and found a set that are "i-spec a". If I understand correctly, the first i-spec was "a", then "b", then i-spec 2.
So my question is, if the brakes are labeled "BR-m785", are they i-spec a, or was there a non i-spec version of XT brakes before "a"?

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BL-M785 is I-Spec (later called I-Spec A)
BL-M785-B is I-Spec B

I-Spec B shifters can be attached to I-Spec A brake levers with the appropriate hardware.
Great. Thanks for the info. So that explains why the shifters appear to be cheaper than most. They are spec a which wouldn't suit most people with newer brakes I guess.

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