Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Lever

4.75/5 (4 Reviews)
MSRP : $65.00


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Lighten up with Avids new Speed Dial SL brake leverspack Avids Speed Dial adjustment (so you can dial in your leverage ratio),a reach adjuster screw, and ambidextrous design into a featherweight packagethat weighs in at just a claimed 140 grams per pair.These are some ofThe lightestlevers going.The "Bend Zone" equipped lever blades let you replacejustThe blade in case of a crash, instead ofThe entire lever. Sold in pairs. Item includes 2 levers, enough for onebike. W


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Nitrogenus a Weekend Warrior from TN

Date Reviewed: November 4, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, lightweight, ambidextrous, includes barrel adjuster, and feels good under my finger.

Weaknesses:    Barrel adjuster is red. The added color throws off my feng shui.

Bottom Line:   
I use this in conjunction with Avid BB7s and my bike brakes on a dime. When I first test rode my current bicycle, I knew immediately I did not like the feel of the stock levers. My first ride after purchasing the bike with these installed was heaven on earth. Either lever can be used for front or rear brakes.

They feel so natural under my braking finger, I have developed a bad habit of constantly covering the brake while riding.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Art Vandeley a Weekend Warrior from Houston Texas

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2009

Strengths:    light weight, well made, adjustability, ease of installation

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
A must have addition to your bike if you have disc brakes.
Super smooth pull and you can set them up especially for your riding style. Speed dial adjustment works very well. The brushed silver finish looks great too. Instructions for installation and set up are outstanding.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $39.00

Purchased At:   ebay

Similar Products Used:   factory specialized levers on Hardrock Sport Disc


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Rick Blalock a Cross Country Rider from St. Charles, MO, USA

Date Reviewed: April 9, 2008

Strengths:    Super light weight, leverage adjustment knobs, clean-looking silver finish, ability to replace just the blade if it gets broken, seems stronger than my previous FR5 levers which broke.

Weaknesses:    High MSRP, but thats what eBay is for.

Bottom Line:   
These are muuuchh nicer brake levers than my previous FR5 levers. They feel more solid with no play in the lever. The adjustment knob allows me to control how sensitive my brakes are and fine tune the kind of modulation I like. I also noticed that the levers feel beefier than the FR5s although they look very similar. I'm not a weight weenie but they went for cheap on eBay where I was originally looking for the SD7s. If I had to pay MSRP I would go for the SD7s as the MSRP for these is not worth the weight savings. I give these brakes 5 out of 5 flamin turd nuggets.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   eBay

Similar Products Used:   FR5 levers until one broke in a small crash.

Bike Setup:   GF Cobia (29er) with BB7s, 203/160.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by JmZ a Cross Country Rider from Northern Indiana

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2006

Strengths:    Light, Standard (Solid) Avid Feel, Adjustment

Weaknesses:    Slight Play in levers

Bottom Line:   
Using these on the cross country ride and have no complaints with 'em. Similar to most of the Avid line with the Speed Dial, same lever shape, but a lighter perch for the levers. I liked the feel of the other Avid brake levers I've used in the past, and could not justify the extra cash for the Ultimate Brake Levers.

Part of a build that I don't think about when riding, one of the best things I can think of. A pretty cheap and pretty light option for cable brakes.

They were easy to setup, easy to install, have not moved when they were not supposed to, the brakes levers feel - well - like brake levers. Just a minor knock for the slight vertical play in the lever. Can't detect it when riding, but just knowing that it's still there.

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Favorite Trail:   Still looking - Any Suggestions?

Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Online Retailer

Similar Products Used:   Cane Creek, Other Avid Levers, Shimano Levers

Bike Setup:   Ventana El Fuego

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Anyone have some Avid Speed Dial SL levers for sale?

Figured I would see who has some they want to get rid of here before I pull the trigger on some online...Read More »

Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Levers

Various sites on the Internet are displaying different weights for Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Levers. Some are saying 140 grams and others are saying 186 grams and another says 180 grams and the PDF I downloaded from the SRAM site says 150 grams. Why the differences? Could those listed with the hea ... Read More »

Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Levers

Various sites on the Internet are displaying different weights for Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Levers. Some are saying 140 grams and others are saying 186 grams and another says 180 grams and the PDF I downloaded from the SRAM site says 150 grams. Why the differences? Could those listed with the hea ... Read More »

Avid Speed Dial SL levers sold in pairs?

I thought I bought a pair of Avid Speed Dial SL levers from Performance (on sale at $59.99, they're back to $69.99), but ended up getting one lever in the mail. Checking Performance's website, it does say "Lever", however Jenson and some other sites say they're sold in pairs. Did Performance gyp ... Read More »

Avid Speed Dial SL brake levers... How are they?

Im looking for lever to match up with Avid mech discs. The ultimates sound like the way to go, but the price is holding me back on getting them. The SLs seem to have similar features as the ultimates. Does anyone have any experience with these levers? THanksRead More »

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