I don't mind riding/braking on the drops, my point is that the Trek Lane Should be THE ONE cross bike that should have those levers since they market it as an urban bike and the cross levers would certainly be a benefit in that setting
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IMHO (read: Humble) I always thought 'cross levers were based on personal preference. When I rode 'cross the new levers weren't developed yet;
some guys tried to adapt 2 finger MTB levers to work on the flats but with clamp ID and the bends it was a PITA to rig the bike that way.
Even if you didn't want to put them on yourself, it'll still cost less than $50 parts & labor.
Last edited by mahijiru; 04-26-12 at 05:54 PM.
I was at a LBS yesterday looking at various cross bikes, mainly seeing how the bars and controls were set up. I asked a sales guy about dual levers, and which bikes they could be fitted to. He said that they'd set up a new bike any way the buyer wanted, just pay for the additional parts, they'd install them and tape the bars for free. Seems right to me. Personally, I'd like to see new bikes come with $x worth of free upgrades for whatever a buyer chooses.
BTW, what does a dual lever conversion cost in parts generally? I forgot to ask.
Taiwan made , $20, Paul's machined in California is $110,
but he designed theirs to shift the pivots.
so if you have v brake drop bar levers, and V brakes , his will pull cable similarly, more.
the others are assuming road aero & brifters their mechanical leverage is more ,
so cable pull is less..
What cross levers do you guys recommend if I am to put one on my CX bike?
I've got 2012 Kona Jake
Soma Fabrications and Salsa make ones in the $40 range, though I've never used either.
One of the names.. the interruption is in the housing, the cable passes right thru the lever ..Actually, I need to find the parts that enable two levers to operate one set of cantis. I think it's called an interuptor?
6 different ones listed here http://www.cyclocrossworld.com/cyclocross-brake-levers