I own a 2009 Surly Crosscheck with the standard Shimano Brake levers installed. I was interested in getting the Tektro R200 or a Tektro rl340s. I want to do this because my current brake levers are uncomfortable after a long ride and i like the quick release feature. Does anyone know if the Tektros on the new crosschecks are wider then the old Shimanos?
Also is there any way to just buy bigger hoods? Any info would be great thanks!
2013 Kona Jake, 2015 Kona Jake the Snake, 2008 Kona Major Jake, 2013 Kona Jake the Snake, 2006 Kona Kula, 2012 Ridley Excalibur, 2008 Surly Long Haul Trucker, 2001 LeMond Buenos Aires, 1984 Pinarello Gran Turismo, 1982 Trek 614, 1979 Austro-Daimler
The R200's are pretty wide too. I don't know how wide the Shimano lever's you have are. The R200's are about as wide as my bar is when the bar is wrapped in thick gel tape.
Of course, the unwritten rules of Bike Forums require me to suggest that your problem is actually with bike fit and not equipment. It's standard practice whenever someone says they aren't comfortable. It may also be true.