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    Brake Levers for BB7

    I'm going to be putting BB7's on my rigid 29er build and I'm trying to decide between Avid Speed Dial SL or XTR 970 V-brake levers....any thoughts? They'll be going on Jones H-Bars.

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    I like the Avids more, however that's just a preference. Best way is to get hands on both and see which fit better to your liking. Once you get into the high end stuff there isn't really much of a difference. I bought a set of AVID SD Ti's on eBay for around $10 (if I can remember right), they are a world better than the cheap crap that came on my bike. What I really like about these, after you ride levers hard for a while they will start to wiggle up and down, the SD Ti like the SL have an adjustment so you can retighten them and they are solid as new again. I need to do this around once a year so far and the play is maybe 1/32" but enough to annoy the crap out of me.

    Good luck.

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    avid's also have forged levers that will bend and can be straightened unlike crappy cast levers.

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    I'm running Avid Ultimates with my BB-7's. Expensive? Sure but being a bike snob has its price but they are all so smooth!
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