Cane Creek Direct Curve Brake Lever

4.75/5 (12 Reviews)
Weight : 200 grams/pair MSRP : $50.00


Product Description

Cold-forged 7005 aluminum lever, die-cast bracket.


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Reviews 1 - 12 (12 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SkinsFan a Weekend Warrior from California

Date Reviewed: February 1, 2010

Strengths:    strong, good quality

Weaknesses:    none up to date

Bottom Line:   
I recently got avid bb7's and the brakes didnt work like the reviews said, i was confused and looked around and found the problem, it was the tektro levers that came stock on my bike. so i got the cane creek's and the brakes feel like different brakes. the reviews say one finger braking, and i can stop the bike with one finger. these levers are great and wont break on you like speed dials!

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Favorite Trail:   none

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   Amazon

Similar Products Used:   tektro lever crap

Bike Setup:   custom motobecane 600ht

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by shorner a Weekend Warrior from Roanoke, VA

Date Reviewed: October 26, 2009

Strengths:    Strong, light lever, with no slop.

Weaknesses:    none

Bottom Line:   
Great lever for the price. Works great with the Avid BB7 brakes--pulls plenty of cable and has absolutely no lever slop. The look nice too!

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Favorite Trail:   The Cove

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Speedgoat

Similar Products Used:   XT, Avid Speed Dial


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Captain Hypocrisy a Weekend Warrior from Bozeman, MT

Date Reviewed: October 12, 2008

Strengths:    Strong, good feel, adjustable reach.

Bottom Line:   
I broke a pair of Avid levers, replaced them with these. They're beefy, solid, and nice and stiff. They have held up to way more than the Avids and are still going strong. Good lever shape. They look a little funny, I think, but that's not very important. All together they're solid levers at a good price.

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Favorite Trail:   Singletrack

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Similar Products Used:   Avid Speed Dial

Bike Setup:   AM full suspension, Avid BB7s

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Craig a Cross Country Rider from Omaha, Nebraska

Date Reviewed: March 19, 2008

Strengths:    Very comfortable pull, looks.

Weaknesses:    None so far...

Bottom Line:   
For the price these are great levers. I like them better than the Avids that I previously owned.

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Favorite Trail:   Swanson Park

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   Jenson USA

Similar Products Used:   Avid, Shimano

Bike Setup:   06 Jamis Dakar XC Expert

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Frank Vinkler a Cross Country Rider from Santa Ana, CA

Date Reviewed: November 28, 2005

Strengths:    Simple, Strong, Slender, Sexy !
and black.
and petty cheap
:-)


Weaknesses:    still nothin'...

Bottom Line:   
nice piece for good price....

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Favorite Trail:   Switzerland Trail, CO

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   Misfitpsycles

Similar Products Used:   Avid SD 5 ,Shimano LX, ...

Bike Setup:   cromo Kona Cider Cone '98 (my singlespeed version...)- 05 Marzocchi Mx Comp Coil 85, Titec Hellbent bars, crank Truvativ Stylo SS 32T, Gusset 16T cog, DMR Tension Seeker 2, Avid Arch Rival brakes, Mavic Crossland,

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Curtis a Racer from Ellicott City, MD

Date Reviewed: October 2, 2005

Strengths:    Strong levers, good looking, durable, light, cheap

Weaknesses:    none so far

Bottom Line:   
I have these levers paired to Avid BB7's and they are unbelievably good. They finally washed out of my mind the wishy washy, squishy lever feel I was getting from my other levers. They're also strong as crap as I have been racing (and crashing) on them all season, and they haven't given an inch. Knowing what I know about these levers now, they would be a steal even at 40 bucks. I'm even getting a second pair so i can put them on my new single speed.

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Favorite Trail:   Avalon

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Price Paid:    $29.00

Purchased At:   jenson usa

Similar Products Used:   LX shift brake combo, XT shift brake combo, tektro crap

Bike Setup:   Fuel 98, LX/XT mix with BB7 brakes

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Raymond a Cross Country Rider from State College, PA, USA

Date Reviewed: June 13, 2005

Strengths:    requires no thought or worry

Weaknesses:    no purple ano
level a little short


Bottom Line:   
I really like these levers. They are very well finished, work great and set up easily. They seem to work better with my Avid Mechnical discs brakes thant the stock Avid levers. A good value at what I pain, not sure if they are truely worht what some places are charging, up to $65 in places.

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Favorite Trail:   Pig Pile in Rothrock SF

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   www.mtnittanywheelworks.com

Similar Products Used:   Avid SD 2.0, XT

Bike Setup:   nearly stock 05 Gary Fisher Rig

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Patrick a Cross Country Rider from Morgan Hill, CA

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2004

Strengths:    Strong triangular forged design. They're black with short levers.

Weaknesses:    Threads on cable adjusters are a little loose but easily tightened with the locknut.

Bottom Line:   
Great levers that provide tons of leverage with little flex due to the design. Good for one finger braking with the shorter lever and they look cool. I give em a 5.

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Favorite Trail:   All Of Them

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $33.00

Purchased At:   Jenson

Similar Products Used:   LX and deore.

Bike Setup:   Yeti 575 with xt drivtrain and avid disc brakes, rhynolite wheels.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Eric B a Cross Country Rider from Truckee, CA

Date Reviewed: June 16, 2004

Strengths:    Much better feel than the stock levers and less "slop" too.

Bottom Line:   
A lightweight and good looking upgrade from the stock Avid levers my bike came with. Better braking feel with less effort required over the stock levers.

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Favorite Trail:   Hole in the Ground

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Bike Setup:   Kona Explosif more or less stock

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Justin a Cross Country Rider from Ohio

Date Reviewed: March 11, 2004

Strengths:    Look pretty (but thats not why we buy bike parts, is it?)

Bottom Line:   
These work great and feel extrememly solid. I did notice a little virtical play in them after 3/4 of a season, but I was able to easily adjust it out. They fit well with my sram X9 triggers and with my old rapid fire. I would by these again and again, deffinately not another disposable lever like the LX.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $25.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Shimano LX and other shimano stuff, avid, cheap levers

Bike Setup:   04 GF HKEK w/everything upgraded, avid 1D ti brakes

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Benge a Cross Country Rider from UK

Date Reviewed: August 1, 2002

Strengths:    Nice shape. Light. Large.

Weaknesses:    Not as many bells and whistles as really high-tech levers. Lever seems to come loose faster than you'd think.

Bottom Line:   
I like these levers without really knowing why. They're big, simple, and feel good. I don't feel any desire for the zillions of little 'features' you find on high-end Shimano levers. I prefer the benign simplicity of these levers. They suit big hands, too.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Similar Products Used:   Other levers.

Bike Setup:   sub22

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:3
Submitted by Joel a Cross Country Rider from Tulsa, OK

Date Reviewed: May 16, 2002

Strengths:    Weight, ease of adjustment

Bottom Line:   
Good levers for Vbrakes. Light weight, and provide a good linear feel when braking. Adjustments are easy and these levers provide a lot of adjustment.

Probably wouldn't pay $50 for them, but they are a nice upgrade from a LX lever.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Purchased At:   Stock On Bike

Bike Setup:   Jekyll 600

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