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    Broken Brake lever

    After a minor mid trail alteration with another rider (both riding too fast) and thinking we both escaped in tact, I put on my brakes a little further down the trail and the lever snapped in half. Luckily I didn't crash but now it time to buy new lever, Avid Ultimate, Not cheap and my wife is going to kill me when she sees the bill (she already complains I spend too much $ on my bikes. Done venting

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    aren't the levers on the Ultimates replaceable? I'd call Avid before paying to replace the whole thing.

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    you can get a lever through your local SRAM dealer. check out page 10 of the spare parts catalog
    http://sram.com/_media/techdocs/2009...%20C_Web_2.pdf
    [SIZE=1][/SIZE]

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    $155 for Avid Utimate Brake Lever Assembly from LBS.
    $169 for complete Utimate Brake Assembly (caliper & lever) from popular online supplier.
    $147 complete Avid Elixir CR Brake Assembly from popular online supplier.

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    the new levers don't necessarily have to be Avid's, there are some awesome third party levers on the market.
    Like: twenty6 dualie levers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenrow
    $155 for Avid Ultimate Brake Lever Assembly from LBS.
    That must be the whole mechanism. You just need the "blade", right? From Logbiter's link: part# 11.5310.768.000 Ultimate Lever Blade Kit, Qty 1

    Now in my case, I have a broken blade on a SD-7 lever...and it's not replaceable :-(
    But they're < $20 a pair for a new lever set :-)

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    Wish it was only the lever, snapped in half at the adjustment screw...

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    wow just wow...

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    Umm minor trail altercation? Holy crap! Looks like your lever blade is the only thing that survived!! LOL, bad luck man, sorry to see that.

    happy trails...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenrow
    oops, need a bit more than just the blade there
    yeah, it's probably more econimical to snag a new set of levers and use the old ones for spare parts.
    [SIZE=1][/SIZE]

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