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Old 08-08-06, 04:03 PM   #1
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help sizing brake handles

Hi All,

I am getting ready to order new brake levers to upgrade my steel frame commuter. I ride it mostly out on the hoods, but the old levers do not let me generate enough braking power to feel comfortable in traffic.
I am looking at the Cane Creek SCR5 however I see they also have a SCR5c (compact) for smaller hands.
Does anyone have any idea what constitutes a "smaller hand"?

My hand span is 9" and from tip of middle finger to 1st wrinkle on my wrist is 8.5"

Thanks,

Tom
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Old 08-08-06, 04:09 PM   #2
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Hmmm... my hands are almost exactly the same size as yours, and I would consider them "large"

I haven't used those specific levers, but I doubt you would need compact size levers. I use full-size Campy aero levers on my steel commuter and full-size Shimano 105 brifters on my road bike.
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I have small hands and used the Cane Creeks before changing to brifters without issue. If you go that route look into Shimano R600 - 9 speed or R700 -10 speed. Ultegra with a shim that makes the reach shorter, works great. Good luck.
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Cool,

I will order them today, Thanks for all your help!

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