Avid FR-1 Brake Levers Brake Lever

2.8/5 (5 Reviews)
MSRP : $17.00


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Product Description

Introducing the FR-1 lever. Developed to work seamlessly with the Ball Bearing Disc Brake (as well as other cable-driven brakes), its the most affordable way to add Avid quality and compatibility to your disc or rim brake system.


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Reviews 1 - 5 (5 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by apbyte a All Mountain Rider

Date Reviewed: July 29, 2012

Strengths:    Very good price/value, strong, shorter than many shimano levers

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
They are just the right size, shorter than many shimano levers and longer than some small probably kids levers.

works smoothly and awesome price :-)

Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Kat a Cross Country Rider from Santa Barbara

Date Reviewed: February 4, 2006

Strengths:    there are none

Weaknesses:    No responsiveness. You pull and pull and then it sticks and skids. No feel whatsoever.

Bottom Line:   
I have played around with my brakes and can't get any "feel" with this brake lever. I'm riding it seems with no brakes at all and there is no way to adjust them. Not great for small hands either. Especially terrible for the rear brake....not good.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   titus

Bike Setup:   Titus Ti racerX

Overall Rating:2
Value Rating:3
Submitted by james a Cross Country Rider from castro valley CA

Date Reviewed: December 14, 2005

Weaknesses:    not very smooth or comfortable, lever too long

Bottom Line:   
I personally don't like these levers at all. I seems like Avid levers are just put on an assemble line and not put through many tests. The lever is too long for my preference. I honestly don't like avid products.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Similar Products Used:   Magura, Pauls love levers,shimano LX

Bike Setup:   Kona Pahoehoe,GT Zaskar LE

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Hrvoje Grgic a Cross Country Rider from Zagreb, Croatia

Date Reviewed: March 18, 2004

Strengths:    Solid design, good modulation.

Weaknesses:    None yet.

Bottom Line:   
For me, they work great. They came as stock equipment on my bike and I never had the problem of not stopping when I want to (thatÿs what really counts). Fast and responsive.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Bike Setup:   Kona Cinder Cone 2k4, Shimano mechanical disc brakes.

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by George a Cross Country Rider from Dublin, CA

Date Reviewed: October 19, 2003

Strengths:    Well made, good looks, compliment the Avid mechanical disc brakes, better modulation than my AD3 levers.

Weaknesses:    Could be of better quality but then the price would go up.

Bottom Line:   
A good (not great)lever for the Avid mechanical disc brakes, good looks, quality could be better,good price, better modulation than other levers, Avid makes better qualtiy brake levers but they cost more.

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Favorite Trail:   any trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $27.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Most Shimano(XT,LX,XTR)and Avid levers.

Bike Setup:   2003 Supergo Access XCL 18" aluminum hardtail, mostly Shimano with 185mm Avid mechanical disc brakes.

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