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Old 01-05-07, 01:29 PM
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MTB drop bars

For those using drop bars on your mtb, what kind of brake levers are you using (linear pull)? Thanks.
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Old 01-05-07, 01:55 PM
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you should post this question in the 29 wheeled forum at mtbr. i think you will get some good replies. i know a significant amount of those riders have drop bars.
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Campag Centaur Ergo's ( with Salsa cross levers ) : brakes are Avid BB7-road ( i.e. not linear pull )
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Campag Centaur Ergo's ( with Salsa cross levers ) : brakes are Avid BB7-road ( i.e. not linear pull )
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Originally Posted by CameraMan
Campag Centaur Ergo's ( with Salsa cross levers ) : brakes are Avid BB7-road ( i.e. not linear pull )
That is a kick ass set up, I'd like to see a picture of the whole bike.
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Old 01-08-07, 02:20 PM
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^^^ Chopped, but not flipped.

Interesting.
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Disregard the V's on this bike because they are going to be transferred to another bike that I'm building. Once this bike is complete it will be using regular Dia-compe levers and traditional cantilever brakes. Maybe I''l try some Dia-compe 287Vs and vbrakes in the future (someday).

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I have heard that you should use a travel agent when using road levers with some kinds of brake sets meant for mountain bikes to get more leverage (less pull in the levers I guess). Anyone have any experience with this?
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I have heard that you should use a travel agent when using road levers with some kinds of brake sets meant for mountain bikes to get more leverage (less pull in the levers I guess). Anyone have any experience with this?
Yes if you are using Vbrakes then you need to rely on Travel Agents( I heard mix reviews about using them). If you are planning to use barend shifters then just get some 287Vs w/c are designed to work on Vbrakes. Also if your bike comes w/ disc brakes mounts Avids have mechanical disc brakes that are designed to work w/ road levers.
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