Full-carbon V-brake lever bling
Reviews: Components > Brake Levers
Less weight and more comfort than their alloy counterparts
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.
Cantilever brakes have largely become outmoded by disc brakes on mountain bikes but they are still fitted to the greater proportion of touring and cyclo-cross bikes.
These are an unusual design, blending the best features of a V-brake and old-school canti in a lightweight package. Long, cold forged alloy arms offer plenty of mechanical advantages and should hold their looks with basic care for many seasons to come.