Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous A fantastic pair of brake levers for riders who want to use linear pull brakes. I uses SHIMANO XT Linear pull brakes for my bike.
I fixed these levers on my drop bars for my SURLY CROSS CHECK and they worked perfect. Good braking power. Grip size are suitable for Asians or those with small to medium sized hands. The hoods are non-slippery even when you cycle in the rain.
In my opinion, feel good, work well and ergonomically design.
18 May 2013
Rated 3 out of 5 by Anonymous Still needs more cable pull dammit, moooooore!
After a few months of riding, I'm increasingly bothered by the unsufficient amount of cable pull. I found out I could only easily block the wheels at rel. low speeds and when more braking power is required (high speed), you just have to pull the lever all the way in with min 2 fingers. You can imagine this doesn't get better as the pads wear (and there's no adjustment barrels off course). These are far from perfect...
11 April 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous @DawgRider: FYI, the "neat little pushpin which gives two settings" (just above the pivot point in pic)is a release pins that allows to put slack on the cable if you want to release a wheel. But yes I gave it a thought (not a try) to use them as you suggest, because when set up with my xt v-brakes (parallel link) it feels like the brakes need more lever pull then I would like ( however the wheel isn't exactly true at this moment, so brake shoes are quite far apart). Positive side: I use these on a moustache bar and can block my wheels with 1 finger in a controlled way. Spongy but very powerfull at NO effort.
03 January 2011
Rated 4 out of 5 by Anonymous 'V' Brakes for Drop Bars
These brakes do actually work without the need for in-line 'Power Boosters'. They aren't the most comfortable to hold on the hoods as the top is a bit pointed. However they do come with a neat little push pin which gives two settings, close or far reach. These levers are good; I spent a long time looking around before buying and I couldn't find a better product for less than £80.
19 August 2010