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Best position for brake levers on road bikes?


Jaco Steyn
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What is the hubbers opinion on the optimum position for the brake levers? Should they be pointing upwards and look like "bokkie horings", or should they be more level and follow the line of the handlebar? Or is it just a matter of personal preference?

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it should be part of your riding style/position.

 

 

 

If you stand up on a climb, i guess that were you will hold onto.

 

 

 

So, it should be that angle.popeye2007-09-11 07:53:48

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Think how much weight you can save if you remove your brake system...

 

Yup....Marco did that on Saturday for the Harties race.....Thumbs%20Up
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The top of the hanlebars must be horizontal and then the line must continue on the levers or even a bit up. As long as you are comfortable.

 

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Hand my setup done last week and this is what I was told...

 

The correct position would be if your hands are on the hoods and your wrist's and arms are straight.

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What if you have a wrist probelm then its incorrect, lever position is a personal thing, use whatever you are comfortable with.

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