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 Post subject: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:22 pm 
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Hi people, as my build continues I now am beginning to look for brake levers, this is where you come in :wink:

They must be short pull suitable for canti levers, not built into the gear shifters and have 2 finger levers :roll:

I used to use some odyssey bmx levers so I'm not afraid of modern kit, but I believe shimano made xt 2 finger brakes? Am I right? If so what part number should I be looking for?

Also I have some shimano lx canti's in black, with shimano lx wrote on them, im guessing you can get xt equivalent models? I think there lateish cantilevers.

EDIT: I'll post a picture of mine soon, unless my poor description means something to anybody :oops: :facepalm:

Please help!

Cheers :D


Last edited by Raleighracer on Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:23 pm 
King of the Skip Monkeys
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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:25 pm 
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My god your on fire! Very much appreciated :D


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:28 pm 
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Just had a look, they could do the job 8)


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:30 pm 
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Are stx rc levers v or canti?


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2013 3:54 pm 
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Canti (I think)

Shimano levers have by far & away the most durable pivots going imo, I never even contemplate using anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:13 pm 
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They have the changeable power option, help me please!


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:16 pm 
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May I suggest Diacomp SS5's?

Awesome levers.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:22 pm 
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Raleighracer wrote:
Are stx rc levers v or canti?


V type I'm afraid. STX were canti.


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 Post subject: Re: Brake lever options
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:51 am 
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My_Teenage_Self wrote:
May I suggest Diacomp SS5's?

Awesome levers.



May I agree with this suggestion.


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