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Top Mount Levers(7 posts)

Top Mount LeversHENRY K
Jan 8, 2004 7:18 PM
I just picked up a set of Salsa Cross levers. Anyone have any photos of an installed pair? How far should you mount them outside of the stem? Do you have to mount them twisted a few degrees off from each other on the bars in order to keep the cables from hitting each other? Is it a pretty tight bend for the front cable?
mine aren't Salsaatpjunkie
Jan 8, 2004 10:47 PM
but I ope this helps
A Little CloserHENRY K
Jan 9, 2004 4:16 AM
might help a little better.
re: Top Mount Leverslaffeaux
Jan 9, 2004 10:46 AM
I mounted a pair a few months back, but the set I bought mount on the narrow part of the bar instead of on the bulge. As it turns out, with 46cm bars, this seems to work better (for me at least) since it moves the levers out to where my hands are.

Mounting position is entirely up to you. Place them where it's comfortable to reach them. There is no wrong or right answer.

Luckily since my are mounted further outboard I didn't have any issues with cables hitting each other, or with a super-tight bend going to the front brake. If you're having issues you may need to be creative in mounting them.
Jan 9, 2004 10:48 AM
Once they're installed, they're great!

I rarely used them while racing this year - I think I used them on one course. However, for general trail riding, I use them a lot.
I'm not using the Salsas, either...The Walrus
Jan 9, 2004 2:23 PM
...decided to try the Tektros the first time since they were the cheapest, liked them and always used them whenever I was adding top-mounts. The photo shows my preferred position. I don't offset them to keep the cables from interfering with each other; it's never been an issue. The front brake housing does make a pretty tight bend, but the brake performance doesn't seem to suffer. I think the only way you'll avoid the bend is to use one of those cable stops that mounts to the fork.
for some reason it always rejects my bigger pixatpjunkie
Jan 12, 2004 10:41 PM
hope this is closer