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Top Mount Brake Levers???(2 posts)

Top Mount Brake Levers???bigwheelboy_490
Feb 2, 2004 10:14 AM
Was looking at images from the world CX race yesterday and noticed that the only riders using the top mount brake levers were 2 Americans (not J.Page who rides mostly in Europe). Why the difference in setup?
re: Top Mount Brake Levers???leatherlungs
Feb 4, 2004 5:12 PM
I noticed a swiss rider running them in a pic on cyclocrossworld.com but it's true, most pros do not use them. I used them for the first half of this season but I eventually found that I used them so rarely during races that they were not worth having. I don't like descending on the tops and feel I have better control in the drops, even though I come from more of a mtn bike background. I saw a lot of racers using them for descents and in technical spots. Andy Jacques-Maynes has a preference for them and I've seen him ride on the tops through flat twisty sections and really make them look worth having. It's totally personal preference, I guess.