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Old 06-05-09, 01:25 PM   #1
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Nitto RB021 Bar End Brakes?

Looking for some solid bar end brakes, but i dont want them to pop off when i really need it to stop. I am worried because i hear everyone has this problem.
so i was thinking of mounting a smaller brake like this


place the mounting on the top of the end of the bar maybe?
Am i crazy or do you know if it will work on my Nitto Rb021
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Old 06-05-09, 01:36 PM   #2
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It'd work, but cable routing would be awkward.
I dont see any reason that correctly installed TT levers would pop out.
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Old 06-05-09, 01:52 PM   #3
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There wouldn't be any problems with cable routing. The problem would be with that lever. As nice as Paul E-Lever looks, it's not hinged. So you'd have to slide that lever around all those bends to get it to the tops. It a PITA big time, and it'll scuff up the finish of your bars if worry about such things. If you do this, grease the bars. It will help out a bit. It's a nice lever though. Pricey, but nice.

I'd go with this instead: http://www.benscycle.net/index.php?m...oducts_id=6089
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I believe they intend to run it in the TT lever position, not near the stem.
Thus, the cable sticks straight up into the air.
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the Soma Urban Pursuit bar end levers have worked for me for almost a year now with no sign of looseness or letting go.

just sayin'.
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It'd work, but cable routing would be awkward.
I dont see any reason that correctly installed TT levers would pop out.
precisely. the rb021 is compatible with bar-end reverse levers. install them properly.
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I have cane creek 200TT levers on my RB021's.

Works wonderfully. No slipping or anything like that, and I use my front brake a whole lot.
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