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Dual Brake Levers(6 posts)

Dual Brake Leversharryd
Aug 20, 2003 5:44 PM
I recently saw a bike set up at LBS that had brake levers shifters on the drops and another set of brake levers on the flat part of the bar. After riding down a steep twisty road yesterday in Santa Cruz CA I started to think that the extra brake levers might be a good idea. any idea who makes them? Any comments on such a set up?
IRD makes some...torquecal
Aug 20, 2003 6:46 PM
There are other makers out there, normally selling to the cyclocross market.
re: Dual Brake Leversdavet
Aug 20, 2003 8:39 PM
I installed a set on my wife's road bike. She has arthritis in her thumbs and downhill braking from the hoods or drops was extremely painful for her. With the bar top levers, she no longer has that problem.

With the bar top levers, you can reach the brakes quickly from almost anywhere on the bars.
Aug 21, 2003 2:49 AM
re: Dual Brake LeversAlpedhuez55
Aug 21, 2003 6:35 AM
I have the Pauls. They work great. I would highly recommend them. My only gripe about the Paul's is the lack of barrel adjusters but when I bought them a couple of years ago, they were the only ones any of the distributers had in stock!!! I am considering a pair for my road bike as well. Any pais should do. It is a simple but very efficient design. You wonder why nobody thought of it earlier when you ride with them.

Mike Y.
re: Dual Brake Leverssmcintos
Aug 21, 2003 1:36 PM
I put the Tektro's on my Jamis Nova and I dont know what I would do without them. I think they are all about the same and the Tektro band is cheaper.