Clean up your handlebars with the MisMatch Adapter. Version 2 allows you to connect your Shimano I-Spec™ compatible shifters to your Avid hydraullic brake levers via SRAM’s MatchMaker™ clamp (to perform the opposite connection, see MisMatch Adapter Verson 1). Enjoy.
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The MisMatch2 is designed for use with Avid Matchmaker compatible brake levers and Shimano I-Spec compatible shifters. These adapters will simplify and unclutter your mountain handlebars.
4mm Allen wrench
#2 Phillips head screwdriver
Remove the Right Shifter’s I-Spec Integration Unit
NOTE: Let’s be honest with ourselves—we’re going to be messing with the innards of a shifter. Make sure to be working in a clean, open space so you can keep track of everything. If you’ve ever tried to find small replacement parts for these types of components, you know: DON’T LOSE ANYTHING!
NOTE: We demonstrate this installation using a Shimano Saint Shifter (SL-M820-I). While most of the steps are the same, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND you visit Shimano’s website to view the installation instructions and diagram of your shifter: techdocs.shimano.com
1. Start by removing the top bolt of the unit using a 4mm Allen wrench (figures 1–2). Save this bolt; you’re going to need it.
5. Using the bolt you removed in Step 1, attach the Problem Solvers MisMatch adapter to the shifter (figures 6–7). Torque: 2.5Nm (22 in-lbf).