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Shimano Brakes(2 posts)

Shimano BrakesBoyd
Jul 22, 2001 1:49 PM
Is there a way to use XT or mountain type levers with Ultegra or road type calipers on a road frame? I'm trying to get my wife to move up from a hybrid and she will not even discuss drop bars.
re: Shimano Brakesgrzy mnky
Jul 23, 2001 12:32 PM
Well, the quick answer is no. the leverage ratio for V brakes and road brakes are not the same. They sell a device called a "Travel Agent" but it's for using non-V levers with linear pull calipers, the exact opposite of what you want. The real solution is to use the road levers with the older original cantlever design, just like the cyclocross guys. Good luck!