I have a mid-2000's MTB project bike where I changed the 3x drive train to a 1x. However the original shifters were integrated with the brake levers (Shimano BR-M465 with Shimano ST-EF35 EZ Fire STI).
I have no problem with the original mechanical disc brakes, but I need new levers. The 2nd hand market where I am mostly consists of new hydraulic brakesets or levers.
So my question is, can I use hydraulic levers with mechanical brakes? or am I better off just changing the whole set.
Would be looking at something like Shimano Alivio M425 levers.