Mech Dual Control to Hydraulic?

Discussion in 'General Bike Discussion' started by Heartless, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Heartless

    Heartless New Member

    Wondering if anyone can help me out.
    I have a pair of Shimano Dual Control Shifters; which are on Avid Mechanical Disc brakes. I am upgrading my frame as well as the brakes to Hydraulics. Can i buy a hydraulic Upgrade or do i have to buy an entire shifter set?
  2. CTD50

    CTD50 DX's Biggest Member

    You'll have to buy new -- there's no way to adapt mech levers to hydros. The hydraulic master cylinder is enclosed in the lever body, and the activation of hydro brakes is a 'push' action, not the 'pull' of cables.

  3. tajcrews

    tajcrews New Member

    CTD50 is right. You can either get another set of the dual levers like you have but meant for hydraulic brakes or just get separate brake levers and shifters. I would get separate ones. It gives you a ton more options for hydraulic brakes. Plus if you crash and break something it could save you money in replacement costs since you wont have to replace the whole shifter/brake combo.