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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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    i would guess you're running hydros?

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by sho-nuff-badd
    By the way disks and XC donít mix. The disks take a beating.
    Care to explain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattP.
    Care to explain?
    Yes, I'd love to hear this one.

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    Cross-country without discs... you sure you typed that right?

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