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Rated 4 out of 5 by trialsmatt good levers!
the model up from the fr5 levers offer adjustability on the pull ratio of the lever so you can 'dial in' how your brake performs, in practical terms this affects how spongy or solid your lever feels; so if you get a lot of arm pump from braking a softer brake can help this. these levers do go a bit wobly and spongy faster than the FR5 they supercede because of the extra features. the bend zone feature is handy and the levers are properly tough, i have a 3 year old one still going strong paired with a bb7
pro tip: if your looking at running cable brakes get a decent cable outer, and decent cable cutters. poor brake cable outers will ruin the feel of a brake and leave you dissapointed. since cable is generally cheaper than hydraulic it isn't to hard to absorb the cost of decent cutters versus re-bleeding brakes.
01 August 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous Prefer to Shimano levers
I have some Shimano XTR M970 V Brakes with Kool-Stop dual compound pads, and these work lovely with them, .. so much leverage, sometimes too much!
I prefer the design to the far more expensive equivalent Shimano levers.
It has proved useful to be able to set less leverage for the front brake lever, because a locked front wheel has proved expensive on helmets and body!
I rate this 5 if the adjustment was even easier, or wishful thinking, anti-lock :)
29 May 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous best ever
The best lever tha i have ever used. Just mounted it on my ideal action 01 and tested it and has tons of braking power. I will never change it with something else...
02 January 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous i,ve had these brakes for about 3 months and they really maked it brake much better,but mechnical disc brakes just arent strong enough for me so i bought a set of shimano deore disc brakes but still these brakes are awesome the best brakes for mechanical
06 November 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Great levers
Actually look better in real life than in the images.
Nice shape/ bend to the lever.
The finish of the lever seems to be textured/ non-slip. With wet or sweaty fingers, these feel more secure than polished aluminium, slick powder coating or anodizing.
Haven't had much use for the 'Speed Dial' feature yet (!).
27 June 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Just purchase them, a huge diference from other more expensive brakes. Iwould recomend it.
31 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Solid reliable feel
Feel solid, responsive and reliable. Great stopping power when combined with avid v-brakes
27 March 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous here is only the one word - great!
25 March 2012