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Nbudor

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I really love these shifters but I'm on my second pair of rubber hoods, soon to get a third because Shimano really screwed up with design/choice of material on these. 
Is there an aftermaket solution or do I have to get another shimano set?
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What happened?  What kind of time or miles are we talking about? 
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It's not the mileage, it's the material I think. After bleeding the rear brake hoods became loose, I guess the rubber doesn't like being rolled back.
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The original hoods on mine became pretty loose, but I think Shimano redesigned them. The replacemental hoods I put on had additional material molded into them to keep them locked in place. Haven't had any trouble since I replaced them.
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The original hoods on mine became pretty loose, but I think Shimano redesigned them. The replacemental hoods I put on had additional material molded into them to keep them locked in place. Haven't had any trouble since I replaced them.

Can you post a picture of your new hoods? I ordered a pair recently but I think they're old stock. I've been wondering lately if the new Ultegra 8000 series hoods would fit.
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I've been wondering lately if the new Ultegra 8000 series hoods would fit.


No, they won't fit the 685. The 685 are my all-time favorite shape and I have been through a couple rounds of bar tape with hardly any marks on my hoods. They have been bled, manipulated and re-installed plenty with no problems. Hopefully you get some good ones.
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My experience is complete opposite. I bled them once, changed tape twice and they became loose.
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UPDATE: I mounted new hoods, I think they might be new, redesigned set, holding on firmly, so far.

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