Oval Concepts A700 Carbon Levers review

The Oval brake levers have a strong-looking binding mechanism that is compatible with all low pro and integrated handlebars and are available with either carbon or red painted carbon lever blades.

Our rating 
3.5 out of 5 star rating 3.5
GBP £54.95 RRP | USD $119.32
The short lever blades will probably reduce drag a little.

Our review

A little too pricey for the small benefit of reduced drag
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The Oval brake levers have a strong-looking binding mechanism that is compatible with all low pro and integrated handlebars and are available with either carbon or red painted carbon lever blades.

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These simple brakes are quite similar to the Dia-Compe 188s, but have a shorter lever and an aluminium body. The lever blades are fixed to the body using a simple bushing and a pair of screws either side of the casing and binding can result if these screws are overtightened. The short lever blades no doubt reduce drag by a whisker but their lightness is largely irrelevant in a time trial.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Oval Concepts A700 Carbon Levers
Brand Oval Concepts

Weight (g) 118
Bike Compatability Road Bike
Colour Black/Red
Material Carbon
Bike Use Time/Track Trials