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Old 06-26-13, 07:24 PM
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Avid BB7 Road compatible levers???

I am converting my Salsa Fargo to single speed it is currently equipped with SRAM Force Doubletap brifters. I have someone interested in purchasing these and as I don't need the shifters I would like to get rid of them and make some money. I need an affordable set of road levers that will have the correct cable pull for Avid BB7 Road Disc calipers so they will function with full stopping power. I can't seem to find a solid answer anywhere! Wouldn't SRAM make just a single lever without shifter that is made for this??? Thanks!
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SRAM makes two versions of a brake-only lever, the S500, in aluminum, and the carbon S900. I don't know the prices, but cheap, around $70 for the former, and $125 for the latter.

In other news, I'll buy those SRAM Force levers. Are they already gutted?
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Originally Posted by TommyBing View Post
SRAM makes two versions of a brake-only lever, the S500, in aluminum, and the carbon S900. I don't know the prices, but cheap, around $70 for the former, and $125 for the latter.

In other news, I'll buy those SRAM Force levers. Are they already gutted?
Sent you a private message. Thanks!
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Old 06-26-13, 08:12 PM
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https://www.diacompe.com.tw/product_l...psclass=23&p=1

https://www.diacompe.com.tw/product_list.asp?psclass=24

https://www.canecreek.com/products/br...vers#product_4

https://www.tektro.com/_english/01_pr...e&sort=2&fid=9

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Old 06-26-13, 08:39 PM
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the bb7 road model is compatible with regular short pull road levers. any lever that works with the a dual or single pivot type caliper
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Have you used any of these levers successfully with road BB7's? I am really interested in the Cane Creek levers but cannot find anywhere where they have been used with road BB7's. Thanks for the links!
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Brake Levers FAQ’s

Are the SCR-5 brake levers compatible with Cantilever brakes?

Yes, the SCR-5 levers create enough cable pull for linear pull brakes. The SCR-5 is not compatible with V-brakes or mechanical disc brakes. Note: Avid’s BB5 Road Disc brake is compatible with the SCR-5 lever.

https://www.canecreek.com/tech-center/brakes-levers/faq
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...calipers-Help!

The SCR-5 models will work but the Drop V model won't.
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Originally Posted by cobba View Post
https://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...calipers-Help!

The SCR-5 models will work but the Drop V model won't.
Cool! I just ordered a set of SCR-5's. Thanks for the help!
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Old 06-27-13, 11:10 AM
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I hope they work, bro. I'd like to see them when it's all done!
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Tektro brake levers, or any road brake lever in this case, will work the the bb7 road disc brake. I suggest tektro because they make the brake levers for dia compe and cane creek, and they're cheaper...
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Any Aero type road lever would work. FYI,

Older, cable out the top brake levers are a bit more cable pull than aero levers, & brifters
but a lot less than V brake type road levers..

the cable line in some bars like WTB widely angled dirt drop bars, may be better
than forcing it around under the tape..

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Just an FYI the SCR5 levers work like a champ! Better than the SRAM levers did. Hope this info helps someone else down the road!
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I may do that (not the single speed conversion!) if my brifters ever die on me... those suckers are expensive. I think mine are Apex, not Force. Is that the same thing? You're really modifying your Fargo. Where are you riding it that you can get away with a single speed? Or do you just have beer keg thighs?
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Old 07-17-13, 09:51 PM
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Originally Posted by enigmaT120 View Post
I may do that (not the single speed conversion!) if my brifters ever die on me... those suckers are expensive. I think mine are Apex, not Force. Is that the same thing? You're really modifying your Fargo. Where are you riding it that you can get away with a single speed? Or do you just have beer keg thighs?
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Old 07-17-13, 10:42 PM
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^I assume you're going to use it for winter commuting to SFCC and back...
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