Straitline Upgrade Levers review£49.95

These Straitline brake levers have a truly ergonomic design and they're shaped to specifically accommodate one- or two-finger braking. The faces of the levers have also been broadened to help reduce tendon fatigue.

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These Straitline brake levers have a truly ergonomic design and they're shaped to specifically accommodate one- or two-finger braking.

The faces of the levers have also been broadened to help reduce tendon fatigue.The levers feel good and instantly comfortable - in fact, some riders may find the ergonomic blade helps to keep their braking fingers securely
in place. However, they don't feel that different to some of the other levers out there, and with the quality of the brakes currently being produced, it may seem hard to justify spending this amount of money on what's only a minimal improvement.

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness
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