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Just a thought - extra brake levers

ZacniciZacnici Posts: 1,385
Came across these:
http://www.tredz.co.uk/.Specialized-Bra ... s_8416.htm
Say you are riding along, touring, hands on the top of the bars and need to stop suddenly instead of losing seconds/balance/control going for the hoods you can pull on these. Got me thinking why not put a set on aero bars?

Hunkered down in aero, need to stop/scrub off some speed wouldn't this be a good idea or would it cause instability?

Really got me thinking why we don't we have them? There must be a reason, I've read about the old 'suicide' levers but apparantly the new ones don't have that problem as they instal in the middle of the cable run. Mmmm


  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Shouldn't be a problem.Cyclo cross bikes have been using dual brake levers for a number of years now.

    Stabity is with the rider and their skill,but they may not be added to TT bikes due to(delete as appropriate),not aero enough,not esthetically pleasing due to too many caes,extra weight,too many levers for the average triathletes brain to cope with.

    Could be a Market in it for you.
  • AvoneerAvoneer Posts: 174
    I wonder if you could run these on the end of a base bar like aero brake levers and have bar end shifters on the ends of the base bar as well?

  • Those levers go mid cable so the idea is you have them up against the stem - most cyclocross bikes use them.

    This is probably a better option for tri bars but few people use them

  • TesseractTesseract Posts: 280
    what are brakes for?
  • jonEjonE Posts: 1,113
    Tesseract wrote:
    what are brakes for?
    So you can have a Kit Kat
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