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Old 05-13-04, 01:38 PM   #1
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Does anyone have multiple braking postion on their mountain bike.
I was refering to a picture I saw once in a magazine where a pro rider had brake extenders bolted to his brake levers, which was used for the bar ends.

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ummm...what are you refering too?
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ummm...what are you refering too?
I couldn't figure it either. I wonder if he means normal and OMIGODIDONWANNAHITTHAT.
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[QUOTE=Maelstrom]ummm...what are you refering too?[/QUOTE
Brake lever extension used for bar ends, I seen a pro rider in a magazine with some bolted on his bike.
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Nope I have no use for them
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no sorry I have never used them.

BTW good to see you back in action Raiyn.
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no sorry I have never used them.

BTW good to see you back in action Raiyn.
I come, I go I'll admit it's been a rough couple of weeks
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Well whatever the issue best of luck.
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Brake lever extension used for bar ends, I seen a pro rider in a magazine with some bolted on his bike.
You mean like these?



I think they were made by Mounty. I've never used them myself but have seen them. They are difficult to set up correctly in many cases because unless you have just the proper combination of angles for the barends with respect to the brake levers, you can have reach and throw issues. I also know they would never really work for me because I have smaller hands than what those have been designed for. BTW, Shimano also has remote shifter units that will supplement the normal RapidFire shifters and allow you to shift from the bar-ends.

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that last pic....those are SOO weird! it would be kind of handy if you like the horns on the handle bars though...
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that last pic....those are SOO weird! it would be kind of handy if you like the horns on the handle bars though...
Maybe... maybe not. I've heard they're finicky and one fall basically wipes them out as well as screws up your shifting because they work "inline" with your normal shifters. They are pretty cheap though. you can get a pair for $15 but be prepared for some emergency trailside repairs or have some contingency plan worked out to handle shifting after you've dumped the bike once. Also, even when perfectly setup, you do lose some smoothness in shifting.
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