If you're new to cycling, choosing the right brake levers can be a daunting task. There are a few things you need to take into account when making your selection, such as the type of bike you have and the type of riding you'll be doing. Here's a quick guide to help you choose the right brake levers for your bike and riding style.
If you have a road bike, you'll want to choose drop-bar brake levers. These levers are designed for use with drop bars, which are the most common handlebar used on Road bikes. If you have a mountain bike, you can choose between drop-bar and flat-bar brake levers. Flat-bar levers are designed for use with flat bars, which are commonly found on mountain bikes and city bikes. Rule of thumb, flat bars will have you gripping the handlebars like you would on a motorcycle. Mechanical brake levers can largely be chosen independent of what calipers you have, however, if you have a hydraulic brake system, the lever and caliper must be matched.
When choosing brake levers, it's also important to consider the type of riding you'll be doing. Downhill riders will want a stronger brake lever that is easier to actuate and modulate, whereas a cross country rider or road cyclist will be looking for the lightest lever available.
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SRAM's world championship wins are a testament to their remarkable engineering and when it comes to stopping power, the SRAM Code RSC brake lever is in a class of its own. Featuring a four-piston caliper and a huge 20mm piston, this brake lever provides more than enough stopping power for even the most aggressive riders. In addition, the Code RSC brake lever features adjustable reach and bite point adjustment dials which allows you to customize the lever's position and feel to perfectly suit your desires. And for those who like to go hard on the trails, the Code RSC brake lever also features a textured grip area that helps to keep your fingers from slipping when things get wet and slippery. Whether you're racing enduro or just out for a leisurely ride, the SRAM Code RSC brake lever has the stopping power you need to stay safe on the trails.
Shimano is the rider's choice for tarmac, but they haven't forgotten about the casual weekend warriors. Designed for enhanced stopping power and all-day comfort, Shimano's Tiagra STI Road Brake Levers offer great value without sacrificing quality or performance. Made with durable aluminum construction, the levers feature an ergonomic shape that is optimized for comfort and control. The integrated brake cable adjusters make it easy to fine-tune your brakes on the go, while the reach adjustment screws let you tailor the lever's position to your hands. Compatible with both mechanical and hydraulic disc brakes, the Tiagra Brake Levers are a great option for riders who are looking for top-level performance without breaking the bank.
Tektro is a well-known name in the world of bicycle brakes, and their mechanical brake levers are some of the best on the market. Designed for use with linear-pull brakes, the RS360A levers offer smooth, powerful braking performance. The blades are made from forged aluminum for strength and durability, and the lever body is black anodized to resist corrosion. In addition, the lever features a reach adjustment screw that allows you to customize the distance from the handlebar. Tektro's mechanical brake levers offer excellent performance and value, and they're a great choice for any rider looking for an affordable upgrade to their mechanical brakes.
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