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Old 08-23-09, 06:07 PM   #1
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Cross Levers on a FSA Wing Pro?

I bought an FSA Wing Pro handlebar and I would like to know if I can use cross levers with it. I don't know as I don't have the bars yet (bought it off eBay) and I was wondering about the "wing" part of the bars.

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Old 08-23-09, 09:56 PM   #2
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If you mount them anywhere its going to have to be right next to the stem before the wing.
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You can mount a set on the round part by the stem clamp. Make sure the clamp on the levers are 31.8. I've got a few sets I'm selling
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I purchased a set with carbon levers for my Al handlebars.

Later, I got a deal on a different contoured carbon handlebar. If I install them near the stem the only round part, I can barely grab them with 1 1/2 fingers.

And I think the stem would interfere with the brake cables when installed too close or with each other.

So I decided against using them with this bar.
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Thanks for the info.

After seeing that the levers are 31.8 and the bar is 31.8, I realizing that the levers will fit near the stem and decided to get a pair. I hope I like it that way, but seeing as I have never used these type of levers before, I am not trying to redo something I have gotten used to.
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The problem you might encounter, other than the cable bend, is that your hand placement will be very close to the stem when using those levers. This will make handling/control very twitchy and unstable, which is the opposite of what most people are trying to achieve when using cross top levers.

But YMMV
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