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Straitline Brake Levers are awesome

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by jvnixon, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. jvnixon

    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    I haven't had a chance to fully test these down a full run but from the trial runs i've had with them so far they're going to be fantastic. Less arm pump, one finger braking, and a lot more security is what these brakes will provide.


    Because the lever is fatter you get a lot firmer grip and it helps to reduce any fatigue and arm pump you would normally get because you're usually braking by kinking your finger around a minuscule thin lever.

    Beauty aside, You won't be disappointed.


    I've got more pictures but hopefully this tides you over

    XT M755 4 pot disc brakes


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  2. V-Dub GTI

    V-Dub GTI Monkey

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    Nice, i'm diging the matching endcaps in the 2nd and 3rd pics.
     
  3. jvnixon

    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    yea the end caps are pretty cool. I like to have my hands floating off the sides kind of and these feel alot better than the stock ends/plugs. They have a small curve to them
     
  4. Tame Ape

    Tame Ape BUY HOPE!!!!!!!

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    how much are you selling them for?

    Is there a shorty, single finger model thats a bit less 'fruity' looking for Juicy 5s?
     
  5. jvnixon

    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    They've got more regular colors (black/silver/etc)
    http://www.straitlinecomponents.com/products/levers.php

    There's not a shorty model yet, but i'm sure if tehre was enough interest they'd make em.

    I'm not sure what pricing is yet but you can email them and they'll get back to you on that.
     
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    Tame Ape BUY HOPE!!!!!!!

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    Don't look like they got what I want. Oh well. But damn, its like a gay pride rainbow of colors for your levers...

    You think they'l produce something a lot more tone'd down for the rest of us? Something short and with grooves? Oh, and flat black with no shiny stuff? Man, this sure is valuable feedback I'm giving up here...
     
  7. Spunger

    Spunger Git yer dumb questions here

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    Too bad no online place carries their stuff. I could use those Hayes Barrel gizmo's to stop my damm hayes adjustment screws from walking on me.

    Seems like a cool company. They just need to have their products more "out" in online shops or run their own so people find out about them rather a post on ridemonkey :)
     
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    better than this is:

    Ultimate comfort for long aggressive Downhill Racing

    Machined 6061-T6 Aluminum

    Strong - No Flex

    Soft - No Fatigue

    More Control & Precise Braking

    Replaceable High Performance Elastomer insert available in a Variety of Colors

    Black Anodized


     
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    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    Yea they'll be out soon enough. Spunger send me a PM.
     
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    I'm repping Straitline for western Canada. Their product is slated for release later this year or early 2007. Keep your eyes peeled because they have big plans.
     
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    That gear looks awesome would love to get some of the stuff.
     
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    awsome man those things look good. i got to talk to one of the guys from straighline and well not only are there products awsome, and well pretty, they are kick ass guys. glad to see that your enjoying them. ohh and one question: WHERE DID YOU GET THEM I WANT THEM SO BAD?????????????:banana:
     
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    yes, ive been looking for a new lever for my hardtail. i think i just found the winner.

    oh and i only have a rear brake on my hardtail. so does anyone know if there is anywhere i can get just one brake lever instead of a pair?
     
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    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    You can try emailing them to ask for jsut one side but i'm pretty sure they're sold as a set.
     
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    aight, i think me and a buddie are just gonna split the cost cuz we each got one break.


    but i only need a lever for one finger..

    any other suggestions for levers?
     
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    They kinda re doing the same thing as dangerboy.
     
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    jvnixon Turbo Monkey

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    you'd think so until you put your finger on one. My dangerboys aren't close.
     
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    I heard that the machine shop who was briefly lazer etching the logos on all the Dangerboy parts decided to get in on the action by copying all the Dangerboy parts, adding slight differences, and marketing them under a new name, "Straitline".

    I even heard that Dangerboy is taking them to court.:bonk:

    I don't know how much of this is true, but it did come from an inside source.
     
  19. Wayne

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    No copying going on here. They are both making aftermarket levers, so that's about as close as it comes. The DB's and SL's are quite different.

    Check it out and see for yourself:

    www.straitlinecomponents.com
     
  20. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    Awsome! My XT 4 pistons are getting a present!