- World wide patented Torque Twister technology offering 'on-the-fly' adjustment for torque, modulation and cable pull.
- Large range of adjustability - break levers can be mated with either a disk-break system or a linear-style break system. No more worries about mismatched break-lever paring.
- Flip-flop ambidextrous design - for using the same break lever for either the left or right side.
- Forged 6061 alloy lever - sandblasted and anodized for long wear and durability.
- Highest quality construction with brass adjuster nut and stainless hardware
- Super crisp Laser-etched graphics on both top and bottom surfaces - unheard of!!!
- MX-style, twin bolt rear clamping offering increased clamping force.
Similar Products Used: Shimano LX, Shimano STX-RC, 4Rox, SRAM 9.0
Bike Setup: 2001 Norco Torrent. Marzocchi z4 100. Full LX, Race Face LP cranks, stem and bar. Rhyno Lites with FUNN Huru Guru Hubs. Grimecha Mechanical brakes. Axiom seatpost and Tioga Multi Control Saddle.
a Cross Country Rider
from Toronto Ontario Canada
Date Reviewed: August 8, 2002
Strengths: Florange colour, bombproof looking (probably are, but I,m out of bombs right now), ajustability (what the heck are those lever mounted ajusters for? I need some info to set these up properly), very stiff!
Weaknesses: No website I can find. Maybe I have last year's levers, as I had to do the grip/everything removal dance to install them, but that is fairly normal.
These levers really cleaned up the un-modulatable braking from the powertools KHS system which came with the bike. Braking suddenly became fully modulateable, powertool brake arms saving themselves from the parts bin. I was very happy with this choice, which was an impulse buy due to th colour. They are not the lightest, (same as powertools), and are a bit bulky, but I will probably be hospitalised if I break them; they may be the last levers I ever buy based on the construction.
Similar Products Used: Power tools (tektro? KHS house brand- I don't know why I rode with these so long), diacompe, lee chi, LX, etc.
Bike Setup: KHS comp softail, Manitou Xvert tripleclamp, basically a frankenbike.
a Weekend Warrior
from Melbourne, Australia
Date Reviewed: June 11, 2002
Strengths: stiff, strong, don't have to take the grips off to mount, the "torque twist" thing is cool, they look mad, and there's just an air of "this is the SH1T" from them.
Weaknesses: the levers are a little square compared to say Avids, but it's not annoying or anything.... so i guess it doesn't really count as a weakness.
These levers are good. maybe not quite as comfy as Avids, but i have no reason to want to change them. they're nice and stiff, and you get the feeling that all the power you put in is being transmitted to the brakes rather than soaked up in flex.