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Has the XT hydro lever changed over the years? Are the older levers (with braided brake line) the same as the newer levers (that use plastic lines) that are compatable with all shimano brakes.

The reason I'm asking is I'm got an online purchase in the works (Deore 555 calipers and XT levers (not sure how old) )and want to makes sure I'm getting the right stuff I need to make the brakes work.

Plus if I want to upgrade the caliper at a later date I could.

Thanks for your replies
 
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spacoli said:
Has the XT hydro lever changed over the years? Are the older levers (with braided brake line) the same as the newer levers (that use plastic lines) that are compatable with all shimano brakes.

The reason I'm asking is I'm got an online purchase in the works (Deore 555 calipers and XT levers (not sure how old) )and want to makes sure I'm getting the right stuff I need to make the brakes work.

Plus if I want to upgrade the caliper at a later date I could.

Thanks for your replies
Yes, they are either a banjo at the lever or a straight thread in at the lever. If the "tip" of the lever (where the hose attches) is shorter, it is the banjo. Most likely it is probably a straight tip for the lever and a banjo at the caliper, but DO NOT take my work for it. Hoses aren't that expensive (unless you have goodridge), so if its the wrong one, it won't be super expensive. Good Luck!
 

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spacoli said:
Has the XT hydro lever changed over the years? Are the older levers (with braided brake line) the same as the newer levers (that use plastic lines) that are compatable with all shimano brakes.

The reason I'm asking is I'm got an online purchase in the works (Deore 555 calipers and XT levers (not sure how old) )and want to makes sure I'm getting the right stuff I need to make the brakes work.

Plus if I want to upgrade the caliper at a later date I could.

Thanks for your replies
The older ones you describe are the M755s; they need a banjo fitting on the lever end of the hose. The later ones (M756) use a different fitting at the lever as they are a straight fit (not 90 degrees like the banjo fittings). Shimano says that all its levers work on any caliper so you should be Ok, but it sounds like you need a hose with the banjo at both ends.

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