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    Default Shimano Disc Road Lever + MTB Caliper

    I know some people have been mixing Shimano hydraulic road shifters and mountain bike calipers. What is the reason? Is there a performance difference between the stock road 785 calipers and mountain calipers, other than weight?
     

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    Default Re: Shimano Disc Road Lever + MTB Caliper

    I have XTR calipers with my 785 DI2 levers- I find them to retract better than the 685 calipers.
     

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    Default Re: Shimano Disc Road Lever + MTB Caliper

    Quote Originally Posted by boots2000 View Post
    I have XTR calipers with my 785 DI2 levers- I find them to retract better than the 685 calipers.
    Know offhand if there is a significant weight difference to the tank-like 685 calipers as well?

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    Default Re: Shimano Disc Road Lever + MTB Caliper

    i can't give you a number, but most of the CX euro pros were rockin XTR calipers with their DI setups...so that means there's probably some decent weight savings to be had.
     

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    Default Re: Shimano Disc Road Lever + MTB Caliper

    Interesting...checking the Shimano website it looks like the 785 calipers are actually lighter than the XTR M9000 race brakes. 316 vs. 262.
     

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