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Paul Cross Levers vs. Cane Creek Crosstop

Old 09-03-11, 02:53 PM
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Paul Cross Levers vs. Cane Creek Crosstop

I am looking for a pair of flat bar style levers for my SS road bike. I am not using drop bar brake levers (the kind with the hoods) nor do I plan to. The clamp size I'm looking for is 26mm and preferably be hinged. The cyclocross style levers are what I'm looking at, but the kicker is that most are designed to work along side hooded brake levers

I was in an LBS and checked out the Cane Creek Crosstop levers...they seem pivot sort of backwards, so if I'm using them as my only levers, seemed like the cable would have to go in the "wrong" side of the lever (outside vs. inside). I was wondering if the pauls are the same way, or I'm open for other suggestions. Thanks

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Cross levers can certainly be used on their own - with the cable running through it just as it would any other BMX/MTB-style lever - like so:



Pushing the housing and pulling the cable have the same effect.

BTW - paul cross levers are overpriced nonsense.
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla
Cross levers can certainly be used on their own - with the cable running through it just as it would any other BMX/MTB-style lever - like so:

You mean the Pauls or all cross levers? When I was playing with the Cane Creeks I got a little confused but I haven't handled the Pauls.
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Ha! switched the pic up top show a better example. You can run the cable like that on all cross levers.

Those are Tektro levers in the pic, which are the same as the Cane Creeks.
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OK thanks. I'll save some $ and try something cheap.
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I just got my bike back from the LBS. I had some Cane Creek Crosstops installed and they're great. Don't waste your money on the Paul ones like Scrod said.
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Here:

https://bikeisland.com/cgi-bin/BKTK_S...ls&ProdID=1067
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thanks guys
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No problem. Enjoy!
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of course scrodzilla is right in telling you that cross-top levers are fine for your bars & i probably even have the same lever as in his pics on one of my own bike's drop bars.
but...
on flat & riser bars i think short-lever, short pull bmx-style levers sure are right.
those pauls cross levers look cool & i always coveted their e-levers or love levers but like the 2 guys said, pauls are so pricey.
you can keep the cost down with something like odyssey dirt harrys or goldfingers & there are countless other similar bmx levers at very reasonable prices.
good luck & have fun
edit: btw...scrod - what bar is that on your white bike?

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That's my Lady's bike. She had Charge Spit risers at the time of those pics but they had a little too much backsweep so she swapped them for some Leader risers.

I totally wasn't thinking about the width of the clamp. Levers with a 26mm clamp will work if you're mounting them on the bulge near the stem but otherwise, you'll need something smaller if you want them near your grips where they belong.

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So I guess I'm the only one who likes the Paul levers...

I don't own any, but if I wanted to spend that much I would, they have a better feel than Cane-Creek or TekTro, which is pretty important to me. I usually have like 1 or 2 fingers on it at all times.
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oh i like paul levers alot...it's just that whenever the need arises, i inevitably talk myself out of them & buy something cheaper...er...less expensive
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i think the paul's only come in 26 and 31.8.

I bought the Paul before I realized I needed a 25.4....it's nice, but it's just a brake lever. The tektro/cane creek work just as well and look great.

Got the cane creek and have been very happy with them.


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^Where did you get the brakes, cable housing, cables and all that good stuff?
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Campagnolo veloce skeleton...got them cheap on eBay

cable, etc at LBS.
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Old 09-03-11, 10:33 PM
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Just so everyone is on the same page, Cane Creek cross levers are just rebranded Tektros.
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