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    partly metal, partly real sp00ki's Avatar
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    road sti style levers w/ disc brakes?

    If this forum is anything like some of the others, i'm certain i'm going to catch flack for this...
    Well, here's me being optimistic (or maybe just naive)

    I've read and heard from a few friends that moustache bars are an interesting and useable alternative to riser bars when riding offroad. i'm still in the air about whether or not it would work for me (input on this is welcome, by the way). it's mostly dependent on one thing in particular:
    the ability to find hood type sti levers that are compatible with disc brakes.
    Is there such a thing? if not, i'll probably skip the idea altogether.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    If this forum is anything like some of the others, i'm certain i'm going to catch flack for this...
    Well, here's me being optimistic (or maybe just naive)

    I've read and heard from a few friends that moustache bars are an interesting and useable alternative to riser bars when riding offroad. i'm still in the air about whether or not it would work for me (input on this is welcome, by the way). it's mostly dependent on one thing in particular:
    the ability to find hood type sti levers that are compatible with disc brakes.
    Is there such a thing? if not, i'll probably skip the idea altogether.
    Do you mean drop bars?


    Anyway, Avid makes STI compatible mech discs.
    Generic Joke

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    avid bb7 "road"

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsyptak View Post
    avid bb7 "road"
    Yup .... using them on my Las Cruces cyclocross machine. They work well.

    ... Brad

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    Ah, i see. So no hood type levers that work with (standard) disc brakes, but the bb7 work with the aforementioned levers.
    i was hoping for the other way around, but this is a good potential solution.

    thanks!
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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