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Old 10-03-22, 02:32 PM
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Brake levers

Alright, what lever's are you running on your SS? I'm keen on something minimal, but not goldfinger minimal. Cheers
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Old 10-03-22, 06:54 PM
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Old 10-04-22, 09:19 AM
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I wanted brake levers that had a fit and feel similar to Campagnolo 11/12 ergos so I went with TRP RRLs.
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If you are looking for smaller levers that still pack a load of power, look no further than Paul Components. If they are within your budget, it doesn't get any better. And you have choices. Otherwise I like the suggestion for Sram 500 brake levers. I always admired the aesthetic.

https://www.paulcomp.com/product-cat.../brake-levers/
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Hard to beat the function and affordability of some good ol tektros imo.
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Sram levers. Quality construction, with modern ergos. Very pleased so far.
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Recently tossed a brake on my Wabi.. I used a Dia Compe Tech99 lever
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For drop bars I like Shimano SLR brake levers and for flat bars I like Shimano BL-780 levers.
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Old 10-24-22, 12:18 PM
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Thanks for the rec's all. I ended up buying some dia compe dirty harry's, but wasn't a fan. They're a bit chunky, so changed to some simple BLB ones.
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Love the Gevenalle GX levers on my Cross Check. Was very easy to take off the shift mechanism since I converted the bike to SS. The hood design gives a very secure grip on the rough stuff.
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Love the Gevenalle GX levers on my Cross Check. Was very easy to take off the shift mechanism since I converted the bike to SS. The hood design gives a very secure grip on the rough stuff.
Unless they have changed things they are using Tektro levers. I found the levers on my touring bike to be useable but certainly a bit more blocky and didn't fit my hands well (I do have large-ish hands) I guess going from Tektro to SRAM and then back to Tektro didn't pan out as well for me. However glad people are liking them. The TRP Hylex levers are nice but you would need disc brakes.
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Unless they have changed things they are using Tektro levers. I found the levers on my touring bike to be useable but certainly a bit more blocky and didn't fit my hands well (I do have large-ish hands) I guess going from Tektro to SRAM and then back to Tektro didn't pan out as well for me. However glad people are liking them. The TRP Hylex levers are nice but you would need disc brakes.
Yeah the Gevenalles have a pretty substantial feel in your hands when on the hoods, which as I say feels confidence-inspiring when offroad. Funny though, I'm the opposite, I have smallish hands--when I was using them geared, the reach to the shift lever out front didn't work well for me. I couldn't just flick it with my fingers like some folks, I had to let go of my grip to extend to reach it enough.
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