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Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great levers Great Price
Got these to go with Avid Digit7 V-brakes which I have on my old Lavadome.
First run was during the Euro Single Speed Championships in France and I was amazed by this brake combination.
Perfect smooth yet powerful braking. Very impressed!
03 May 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great braking!
Just got some of these to convert my Boardman Team road bike to a hybrid. Nice, solid feel to the levers, easy fitting on risers. I'm running a standard Tektro R580 setup with these levers and there's excellent modulation and so much braking power I nearly went over the bars first time I yanked the front brake! Well recommended
15 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous ottimo prodotto
ottima risposta e ben rifinite utilizzo queste leve con i v-brake avid single digit e nonostante i miei 112kg la bici frena da paura, potenza paragonabile se non superiore ai avid elixir 5 a disco idraulici che monto sull'altra bike
11 April 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous very nice
Best buy )))
07 February 2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Rather week
They are really comfortable to use and very responsive. However I did have a nasty crash and the lever did snap clean. I would recommend them to someone who isnt constantly falling over ther handle bars or anyone with a reputation of braking things as it is a shame to waste such good levers. But I would recommend them to anyone else as they very good.
24 April 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great set of levers, big difference from my stock levers on my specialized P1 AM bike. A bit noisy when you fast release the lever. Great set again.
03 March 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Used them with v-brakes
cheap and work great. levers are a bit weak in regards to withstanding impact. had one snap in half after an endo...but great power and shape design!
05 June 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous I have had a ffew sets of this lever and I have to say they are the best feeling levers I have owned. I hae been MTB rising since the early 90s so I have ued a fair few different levers. Much better than Shimano levers an also I would take them over the more expensive and gimiky Avid SD7 and 9. purely becaue they have a verr responsive and frim feel on braking, the SD7+9 are a bit more flexy and mushy on braking. All the Avid Brake are better than any Shimano ones so you cant go wrong if yu just stay clear of the Shimano offerings!
19 January 2010
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