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Old 07-25-06, 11:48 PM   #1
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clipless pedals + inexperience = broken pieces

Hey bikers,
Yesterday I headed out to learn to ride with some new shoes that clip into the pedals. It felt weird at first but I got used to it and my confidence went up too fast. So I thought that I could try this new trial that just so happened to be filled with rock gardens (bad idea for beginners). On this trial I discovered that I had no idea how to quickly dismount from the cool new pedals and WHAM! The bike tipped over into a conveniently located rock and snapped my front brake lever.

So now I need a new brake lever / mount and I would consider replacing the other one too. What would yall suggest for brake levers? I have a Cannondale Prophet 600 (the stock lever broke) and I like the idea of a replacement that is cross country oriented. Also I need it to cost under $100.
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Old 07-26-06, 12:19 AM   #2
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i would guess you're running hydros?
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Old 07-26-06, 06:46 AM   #3
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No I have an Avid mechanical disk brake.
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avid speed dials
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HA!! More proof of why I am allergic to clipless!!!!!!
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Magura rock

Stick with the clipless you will find a big difference in climbing, but donít throw out the platforms if you like the rough stuff.

By the way disks and XC donít mix. The disks take a beating. I use Magura hydraulic rim brakes, they rock but you will need decent rims to run them.
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maguras rock

Stick with the clipless you will find a big difference in climbing, but donít throw out the platforms if you like the rough stuff.

By the way disks and XC donít mix. The disks take a beating. I use magura hydraulic rim brakes, they rock but you will need decent rims to run them.
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By the way disks and XC donít mix. The disks take a beating.
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Cross-country without discs... you sure you typed that right?
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