I have a bike with an SRAM X01 rear mech, and SRAM Guide Hydraulic disk brakes.

The bike has flat bars, but I'd like to swap them for a Salsa Woodchipper, which means swapping the shifters and brake handles.

Does anyone know if one can use an SRAM Apex shifter to control an X01 rear mech and Guide disks?


  • I assume you mean the sram apex 1X 11 speed hydraulic?
    – Rider_X
    Feb 8, 2017 at 5:26
  • @Rider_X yes, exactly.
    – Ze Stuart
    Feb 9, 2017 at 17:10

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SRAM 11 speed road and mountain shifters and and rear derailers are not cross compatible. They work on different actuation ratios. A Jtek Shiftmate 9 can be used to convert them in the road shifter on mountain derailer direction.

SRAM says there is no compatibility between road and mountain hydraulic brakes. I believe they're probably right because the road levers push way less fluid, but I haven't actually tried it.

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