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Old 07-13-18, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by HTupolev View Post
Lack of return spring can be a problem if the cable routing has tight bends that introduce a lot of cable friction. Back in the days of non-aero brake levers, when the housing wasn't routed along the handlebar, brake levers generally didn't have return springs, and it worked fine.

You could maybe just try it. If it doesn't work nicely, then... well, you won't have wrapped your handlebar tape yet.

My new SRAM Rival levers don't have return springs either, and i'm running full length housing with disc brakes - works great! With decent teflon lined housing I don't think it's a problem anymore.
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