Shimano Dura Ace T7800 Extension Brake Levers review£69.99

Basic looking brake boosters

BikeRadar score3.5/5

These basic looking levers don’t look like Dura Ace quality, but they work beautifully.

The blocky end plug and long metal lever blade are definitely in the plain but functional camp, and at 103g they’re not light either. However, the blade length and flatter finger section really amplify the power of whatever anchors they’re working with.

The cable cradle also sits in a slotted mount to create a leverage-boosting cam effect at the rim contact point for maximum control.

Smooth feel, quiet return and lack of rattle show you’re dealing with proper quality too. The expanded plugs are both secure and easy to adjust and you get cables included.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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