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Old 07-02-08, 02:22 PM   #1
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Break Levers On my Ironman

Well I want to replace the break levers on my Iron. The ones on it or a bit scratche up and the "hoods" (is that the right word" are just nasty. I'm not trying to bring this thing back to original matter of fact I plan on upgraded wherever worth doing so or I just feel I want to.

As for the breaks levers I really don't care if they are same as original I just want as good or better everything on this Ironman is original 105.

1. So to have the same or better quality do I need to get 105 levers or is there something as good or better that would cost less?

2. Should I get Aero or Non.
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Old 07-02-08, 02:37 PM   #2
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Aero will give you better pull on the calipers, less movement of the cables themselves.
these look pretty good:
http://www.nashbar.com/profile.cfm?c...0Road%20Brakes
and they're not too terribly expensive!

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Old 07-02-08, 02:50 PM   #3
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When I looked into this earlier this year, the consensus that I found seemed to be the the Tekro units were better than the Nashbar ones and only a little bit more money. I bought one of each and the Tektro units look to be better built.
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Well I want to replace the break levers on my Iron. ...

2. Should I get Aero or Non.
First, brake levers will work better than break levers.

Second, as was mentioned earlier in this thread, aero levers will increase your effective braking force by 10%, but they will simultaneously reduce your brake pad travel by 10%, since we cannot fool Mother Nature and nothing comes for free.
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You don't want break levers


Aero, better braking and also looks better IMO
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i jam my thumbs up and back into the tubes. this way i can point my fingers straight out in front to split the wind and attain an even more aero profile, and the usual fixed gear - zen - connectedness feeling through the drivetrain is multiplied ten fold because my thumbs become one with the tubing.
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+1 on Tektro R200 aero levers.

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