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    Nitto Rb-21s and mtb levers

    Has anyone tried mounting a full size mtb lever near the stem on these bars? I've got an idea for running 2 brakes up there but i'm wondering if it's comfortable with the drop in the bullhorns or if there's even room. If someone has a similar setup and would be willing to post some pics that would be amazing, thanks.

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    I've seen one lever on rb-21s. looked very uncomfortable.

    do these take tt levers? if so, I'd rather do that.

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    they'd do tt levers fine, was mostly just curious =)

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    I personally like brake levers closest to where my hands are located a majority of the time. I'm pretty sure you'd keep your hands on the drops on the 21s, so that's where you'd want the levers.

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    I tired to mount a mtb lever on the end of a bullhorn bar but the bar was too wide. I don't know how much the diameter varies between handle bars, but I don't think it will work
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    I know 380mm RB-021 is essentially too small to fit my already-small hands. I tried to fit "one" lever on the roof, but it was horrible. Two is too much.

    Perhaps you can try it out with 420mm RB-021. That might work, but it would look rather unfortunate with two levers.

    I also tried Profile Design's TT-levers on my RB-021. That worked. But you will need to be careful, because some levers don't fit because the first bend is too close to the bar end. I think you will do good with an older road lever strapped on.
    Last edited by Tomo_Ishi; 11-27-09 at 06:18 PM. Reason: Added a few lines

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    Quote Originally Posted by helloamerican View Post
    they'd do tt levers fine, was mostly just curious =)
    no they dont.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cy Trivialities View Post
    no they dont.
    ah, you know i read the description on bens again, you're right. i guess they only take cane creek and tektro

    it's sounding like these will be a better option...

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    i dont think the 021s will fit any TT lever, the bend is too short. it def. could not fit my tektros.

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