Dia-Compe Gran Compe Shot brake lever review

Dual lever for single brakes

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £39.99 RRP | USD $59.75
Dia-Compe Gran Compe Shot Lever

Our review

Very tidy solution to fixed front braking
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Running a front brake on a fixed wheel bike is a good thing for safety’s sake, the only downside being you can normally only brake with one hand. The bar-top-mounted Shot, though, has two levers so can be used with either hand (especially useful when signalling).


The larger lever on the right pushes the brake cable outer, the mini lever on the left pulls the inner cable; both actions have the effect of applying the brake.

Dia-Compe stress this lever is a ‘sub-braking’ system for track bikes and therefore shouldn’t be used as the sole means of slowing down, but although performance isn’t the same as a normal brake setup, it still offers enough power to stop.


All in all, it’s a great little product that makes riding a fixed safer. At £40 it’s a lot for what is essentially a brake lever, but it’s beautifully made and easy to fit and set up. The clamp size is 26mm, but reducers to 22.2mm are included in the box.

Product Specifications


Name Gran Compe Shot Brake Lever (09)
Brand Dia-Compe

Description 26mm clamp, 22.2mm reducers included
Available Colours Black Blue Gold Green Pink Red Silver
Bike Use Track