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Non-STI levers(6 posts)

Non-STI leversripSRV
Apr 8, 2002 8:48 AM
I am in search of new brake handles that most nearly resemble the size and shape of STI levers.

I have downtube shifters on my touring bike and really like the shape of standard STI levers.

What do you recommend for a similarly shaped lever and hood that obviously doesn't need to shift the gears?
Both Shimano & Campy make Brake-(only) Leverstimfire
Apr 8, 2002 9:05 AM
Both Shimano & Campy make brake-(only) levers with hoods. Though I haven't actually used them, they look nearly the same as STI levers.

Just look around for "aero" brake levers.

Sheldon Brown suggests simply getting the Tiagra Shimano brake levers, rather than the more expensive Ultegra/ Dura-Ace versions..

--Timothy Kleinert
Both Shimano & Campy make Brake-(only) LeversRay Sachs
Apr 9, 2002 4:50 AM
The Campy levers look like they have the exact same hood profile and hand position as the Ergo levers so they should feel identical, but they're really expensive (over $100). The Shimano levers aren't as wide or expansive as their STI levers, but they're very comfortable nonetheless. I have them on three bikes and DA STI levers on one and like the comfort of the aero levers as much as the STI levers. You can always find them for about $40 or less.

-Ray
re: Non-STI leversSingleBleeder
Apr 8, 2002 9:29 AM
I have both Aero levers, which have the narrow profile and STI levers with the roomy hand feel and wider body. Both are new the cheapest are $20 shipped Exage levers with quick release button and white hoods, I also have some more expensive Ultegra with black hoods for $35. I even have the DuraAce 7 Speed STI for $50.

I have Paypal under hot_cycling@hotmail.com
Let me know if I can help. I ride with the DuraAce on my Fixy and love them.
your levers, singlebleederripSRV
Apr 8, 2002 9:46 AM
I am interested in the Ultegra or Dura-Ace as long as they have the wider body with black hoods. TC
re: Non-STI leverscwbastian
Apr 8, 2002 10:52 AM
I'd like to buy the Exage levers if you still have them. I will PayPal you today. Please respond to cwbastian@hotmail.com

Thanks,

Chris Bastian