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Old 05-03-08, 06:38 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-03-08, 07:49 PM   #2
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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.
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avid bb7 "road"
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Yup .... using them on my Las Cruces cyclocross machine. They work well.

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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.

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