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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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    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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    thread derailleur erichsia's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by xxguitarist View Post
    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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