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Most BMX levers come in two clamp sizes: 22.2mm and 25.4mm. Some have shims so they can be used on both.
So you'll find only the 25.4mm version useful if you're running Nitto bars or if your bars get slimmer after the stem clamp area.
Also some BMX levers, like the cheap-o Diacompe MX levers, have clamps that can be easily bent to fit standard road bars.
Its all a bit of a mindfield really. Best thing to do is to measure your bars where you want to run a brake.
If your bars are bigger than 25.4, then you'll need either:
1) A BMX brake with a clamp that works (not always straight-forward)
2) Cycle-cross style interceptor level
3) Or to rethink your brake options and talk to yer local bike shop.
What kind of bars are using btw?
[Edit: yeah, wrote this in a bit of a rush. But just to confirm, the BMX brake levers have two standard clamps sizes. Typically road bars probably have a diameter too wide for these levers. You have to measure your bar diameter at the point you're likely to clamp the brake lever. If you get a match for 22.2 or 25.4 then you're in business. Nitto bars definitely all work, as their like BMX bars, pretty much 25.4 uniformly. Otherwise, follow the list]
Last edited by fixedpip; 01-23-07 at 01:12 PM.