I have a leakage on my lever, and can't find any Shimano BR-M446s for sale. Was wondering if Shimano BL-MT200s were compatible.


The corresponding lever for the ALIVIO BR-M446 caliper appears to be either the BL-T445 or the BL-M425 (depending on the size; 3 finger vs. 2). You might have more luck searching for those product numbers instead.

The ACERA BL-MT200 seems to have very similar specs to the ALIVIO BL-T445, though based on the angle to the clamp it may stand off the bars a bit further. Specifically they use the same hose kit, SM-BH59-JK-SS, so the hydraulics should be compatible. My major concern, however, would be that the Shimano site explicitly notes that the ACERA part has "braking power tuned for entry level riders."

A leak might just be down to the hose - or fittings - though, so you might want to find out if your LBS can service it for cheaper than getting in new levers.

  • Went to the LBS already, and the leak is happening at the oil reservoir cover, so i know its not the hose or fittings. As for the lever, the the BL-T445 is not available at my country. I have to go with a MT200 or a more expensive Deore lever. My concern is the incompatibility of the hoses. Nov 29 '19 at 19:39
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    Ah, your question wasn't clear. If you check out the spec pages for the 2 levers (the one that's part of your component group, and the one you're considering) they have the same hose kit (SM-BH59-JK-SS).
    – DavidW
    Nov 29 '19 at 19:46
  • Very well then, i'll let you know how it goes! Nov 29 '19 at 20:30

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