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    Tektro RL520 v-brake levers for drops?

    Anyone tried these here? I'm dying for something more comfortable than the Diacomp 287v.

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    I don't think they are out yet but I too am anxious to see how they perform.

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    If somebody has a pair of these, please post some pics. Tektro doesn't have a pic on their website, and neither do any of the web retailers that I can find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ginsoakedboy View Post
    If somebody has a pair of these, please post some pics. Tektro doesn't have a pic on their website, and neither do any of the web retailers that I can find.
    There in fact is a photo on the Tektro website.


    http://www.tektro.com/02products/10rl520.php

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    Awesome! And at a price that says to me "brake levers" rather than "Solid Gold Rocket Car"!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua A.C. New View Post
    Awesome! And at a price that says to me "brake levers" rather than "Solid Gold Rocket Car"!
    Hilarious!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    There in fact is a photo on the Tektro website.
    Indeed there is -- I'm a knucklehead for not looking in the right place.

    So the next question -- has anyone used them and how do they feel. I had a pair of the Tektro/Cane Creek SCR5 and took them off in favor of the Shimano BL600 because the Cane Creeks were too wide and chunky feeling. But the tops/hoods of these look a lot more comfortable.

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    ^^^^

    See post #3.....and you do realize that these have different cable pull than the levers you have been using, don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ziemas View Post
    ^^^^

    See post #3.....and you do realize that these have different cable pull than the levers you have been using, don't you?
    I can't believe I missed the reviews too -- I'm really not on the ball today. Thanks for having patience with me.

    But, as to the cable pull issue -- that one I am on top of. I have been using the little QBP/Problem Solvers "Travel Agent" devices to magnify the cable pull on the Cane Creek and Shimano levers so they could work with the linear pull brakes that I have. A less than ideal solution - but one I found preferable to the DiaComp 287V levers. That's why I was so excited to see that there is an alternative.

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