Non-STI brake lever advice

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Non-STI brake lever advice

Postby othello » Sun Oct 13, 2013 21:34 pm

I'm doing a bike build at the moment for my son, and he is only going to be running 1x10. I have a Shimano 105 5700 STI for the right hand side, but I need a brake lever for the left. What would people recommend that would compliment the shape of the 105? Ideally with a short reach option (either adjustable or using shims like the 105) as he has small hands.
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Re: Non-STI brake lever advice

Postby Strith » Sun Oct 13, 2013 21:56 pm

I think anything other than a matching 105 lever will feel a bit odd tbh. I have some cane creek scr5 levers on my fixed commuter which come close to my 105s, but I would still notice the difference.

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Re: Non-STI brake lever advice

Postby othello » Sun Oct 13, 2013 22:01 pm

Strith wrote:I think anything other than a matching 105 lever will feel a bit odd tbh. I have some cane creek scr5 levers on my fixed commuter which come close to my 105s, but I would still notice the difference.


He's coming from an Islabike Luath, which has an STI lever on the right and a non-STI on the left. He doesn't seem to notice the difference. But as similar as possible would be good. I'll have a look at the cane creek.
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Re: Non-STI brake lever advice

Postby southdownswolf » Sun Oct 13, 2013 22:23 pm

If it were me, I would just buy a second hand 105 lever, there are always ones coming up on certain auction sites for about £30-35. You may also get lucky on the forum classifieds.
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