On the Elixir brake levers, if you push the lever forward (opposite of applying the brake) the lever snaps to detent and the lever is further away from the grip. What is that detent for?
I use that position for climbing, kinda keeps the levers out of the way, then right before I start to descend I pull them back to normal position.
its a 'safety' position that allows the lever to move a bit if the bars swing round to hit the top tube in a crash. Saves the levers from snapping in some cases.
Perhaps it's for all these things; and more!I thought it was used for when you take your wheels out to throw the bike in the car etc, locking them out prevents you accidentally squeezing the lever & pushing the pistons out.