Brake Lever Help
I have regular road calipers. I guess the name would be "dual pivot caliper brake". Tektro R5xx. And the lever I have been using is Tektro RL5xx. Not sure of the exact model numbers, but have been using it as a stand alone front brake and has been working fine.
These new bars I have, have a 31.8 clamp diameter, so I need a new lever. There are so many levers to choose from. I see levers for linear, canti, cross, traditional pull (which seem to be all bmx 22.2 clamp anyhow). All these levers look exactly the same to me.
Are any of these levers going to work?
Looks like the lever I have is a cross lever, but I thought cross levers are designed to have a brake line coming from your hoods and then through the cross lever.
So would it be best to stick with cross levers only? Or will some of the others work also?
Which is even more confusing is this lever works with canti and linear pull.
This one works with canti and caliper.
But this one is compatible with canti + road. But not linear.
Yet they all look the same to me. Can anyone be so kind and tell me the actual differences between these. And once again I am just looking for a simple lever to use as a stand alone brake on a riser bar.