Thinking of converting a Creo to flat bars.

Amoto65

New Member
Hi there has anyone converted a Creo from drop to flat bars? can anyone see any difficulties? I am not sure how to do it so would welcome any suggestions.
 

fooferdoggie

Well-Known Member
not totally sure but you would have to replace the brakes as I don't think the levers for flat bars are compatible. then the shifter of course but thats the easy part. so you would have to have new hose run for the brakes unless the new ones use the same hose. with Shimano you never know.
 

rich c

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Handlebars, brakes for flat bar, maybe longer hoses or cables, brake bleed kit if hydraulic, shifter, shifter cable. At least a few hundred dollars.
 

Allan47.7339

Active Member
The shifters and drive train will be the most challenging. Some Shimano road and mtb parts are cross compatible and some are not. If it's a gravel version Creo it might be a little easier. Probably should list which model and year since each level has different components. Hoses and cables will be trivial compared to the components.
 

Amoto65

New Member
The shifters and drive train will be the most challenging. Some Shimano road and mtb parts are cross compatible and some are not. If it's a gravel version Creo it might be a little easier. Probably should list which model and year since each level has different components. Hoses and cables will be trivial compared to the components.
Thanks for that bike is a 2020 Comp Carbon Evo.
 

Allan47.7339

Active Member
Looks like you have Shimano RX812 GX, Shadow Plus, 11-speed rear derailleur and Shimano GRX 810 hydraulic brake levers, mechanical shifting.

This link might help:


Add Shimano compatibility chart:


It looks like a Shimano METREA is the flat bar compatible shifter.

 
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Deacon Blues

Well-Known Member
I'm in the process of gathering parts to do the same thing to my Cannondale Topstone Neo Lefty3 (Shimano GRX groupset).
The parts on my bike are different, I think, but here's what I need replacing:
1. Koga Satori Denham handlebar (on its way from the UK)
2. New Deore brake levers, which my LBS says will work with my Shimano GRX calipers.
3. New Deore shifter.
4. New Deore XT rear derailleur.
5. New Ergon GC1 grips.