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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 11:56 am 
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Ok, hypothetical question. A buddy of mine has a frame with out rear disc mount, and with a non-disc rear hub, but he wants to converts the front to disc. He'd ideally like a hydraulic setup. What he'd also like is a hydraulic rim brake (Magura) on the rear.

This will potentially leave him with two different brake levers, which would get annoying from an aesthetics point of view. Is it possible to mix & match the levers i.e. use Magura Julie (for example) levers on magura rim brakes, or the other way round?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:07 pm 
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I think they re different pressures :?

I've had nothing but excellent service from Magura - maybe worth giving them a call?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:10 pm 
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The rim brakes use a different diameter hose to the discs.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:17 pm 
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Different pressure, different hose. No chance it's going to work then. I'll report back.

Cheers guys.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:18 pm 
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Think its a different type of system too closed and open types. What about cable operated discs?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:25 pm 
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The older Julies can be used with a Race Line lever as they used the same hose (and I know someone who's done it). The newer Julies use a different hose and so they won't work very well - if at all.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 7:53 pm 
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There's not much wrong with the stopping power of a 185mm Avid BB7 / XTR V set up in my opinion.

Alternatively, the old style Shimano hydraulic levers match up quite well with Avid V levers


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