Avid Speed Dial 5 ATB Brake Lever

4/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $241.00

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User Reviews

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Ben Sams a Cross Country Rider from Santa Cruz, CA, USA

Date Reviewed: May 3, 2007

Strengths:    They allow for two finger braking and adjustability. Cheap to replace.

Weaknesses:    The Bend Zone is a structurally weak area designed to protect other equipment. However, replacing the broken handle is almost the same cost as replacing both brake lever assemblies.

Bottom Line:   
Don't consider the Bend Zone a bonus feature, it is a design to allow the handle to fail more easily in a crash.

It is more difficult to replace than the instructions suggest.

The levers function very well when not broken. I highly reccomend this item as long as you know the Bend Zone is a scam. They gave two years of good service for $20.

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Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $20.00

Purchased At:   SuperGo

Similar Products Used:   Shimano XT shift/brake lever combo

Bike Setup:   Generic 5" travel single-pivot full suspension with Avid mechanical disc brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by John Annes a Cross Country Rider from Indy, IN, USA

Date Reviewed: March 21, 2006

Strengths:    Easily adjustable, durable. solid feel

Weaknesses:    None

Bottom Line:   
Outstanding mechanical lever. Gets the job done with no fuss. Allows decent modulation. Reach is adjustable on the trail, and adjustments stay put (unlike too many other components on the market). Feels as solid as the 1st day used 'em.

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Favorite Trail:   The next one

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Purchased At:   Stock

Similar Products Used:   Tektro crap, Deore

Bike Setup:   Iron Horse Hollowpoint, LX/XT drivetrain, Hayes mech discs

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