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Is the reach reducable on 105 brakes?(3 posts)

Is the reach reducable on 105 brakes?Todd
Nov 5, 2001 6:49 PM
I'm having a hard time reaching the brake levers when I'm in the drops. Is the reach adjustable on Shimano 105 levers? Thanks in advance for any help.
Yes and No.muncher
Nov 6, 2001 1:25 AM
You can put a small wedge between the mounting bracket and the bar to tip the lever closer. Just make sure you have your brakes adjusted up enough to give you plenty of stopping power with the reduced travel.
re: Is the reach reducable on 105 brakes?jacques
Nov 6, 2001 3:25 AM
Try putting a bit of play into the levers by moving the brake pads away from the rim. That will allow you to pull the levers closer into the bars before actual braking begins.

The previous poster's cautionary note applies here too - make sure you have enough lever travel left. You also might want to get in the habit of using one or two fingers to take out most of the lever play in situations that might require you to stop suddenly.