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Avid SD7 or Shimano XT brake levers?

Old 02-03-04, 08:50 PM
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Avid SD7 or Shimano XT brake levers?

Which brake lever is more durable? Im building a new trials bike, and need something strong and light. I've heard the Avids develop play after a while, which is true after working on many bikes with them, but the are like half the price of Shimano XTs. Any ideas?
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Old 02-04-04, 09:02 AM
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Go with Avid!
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Old 02-04-04, 02:13 PM
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Originally Posted by B1105
Which brake lever is more durable? Im building a new trials bike, and need something strong and light. I've heard the Avids develop play after a while, which is true after working on many bikes with them, but the are like half the price of Shimano XTs. Any ideas?
I always Eventually upgrade my eqipment to XT, and my current bike is no exception, except on Brake levers. 4 years ago I Upgraded a Bike to V brakes, XT of course, but could not afford the levers. On the shops recomendation I bought LX, and these have been superb, and were considerably cheaper than XT. On the Avid front, I have them on my tandem, but they are going. Play is there, but after 4 years so have the LX. Luckily the tandem is going disc, so I will only have to buy one set of levers.
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I second the Avids! The speed dial adjustability is superduperfantabulicious!
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Originally Posted by montlake_mtbkr
The speed dial adjustability is superduperfantabulicious!
well, there ya have it
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