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    Formula Lever Adjustment.....argh.....small hands

    Hope y'all can help.....

    I'm trying to adjust the lever reach on a set of K24's for my fiance' (who has small hands).....when the lever is dialed in closer to the bar the "squeeze" comes in too deep and hits her fingers before max-brake-stoppage........so I adjust the FCS(?) to the wide open position thinking i can get a lil' more oil in there after i bleed the system (with the kit).....but there is no real noticeable improvement......and i really would like for my fiance' not to go flying off a clif... .

    Anyone have any tips???...or if there are aftermarket levers that fit Formula for small handed women?....thanks!,
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    Hope y'all can help.....

    I'm trying to adjust the lever reach on a set of K24's for my fiance' (who has small hands).....when the lever is dialed in closer to the bar the "squeeze" comes in too deep and hits her fingers before max-brake-stoppage........so I adjust the FCS(?) to the wide open position thinking i can get a lil' more oil in there after i bleed the system (with the kit).....but there is no real noticeable improvement......and i really would like for my fiance' not to go flying off a clif... .

    Anyone have any tips???...or if there are aftermarket levers that fit Formula for small handed women?....thanks!,
    N
    It's not an inexpensive option, but we have found that the forged lever on the Bianco works better for folks with smaller hands.

    Best regards,
    Greg

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    Quote Originally Posted by greg@formulabrakeusa.com
    It's not an inexpensive option, but we have found that the forged lever on the Bianco works better for folks with smaller hands.

    Best regards,
    Greg
    cool!....Thanks....
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    Hey Chum,
    It should also be noted that the fluid volume stays the same regardless of the position the FCS is in during the bleeding process.

    Cheers,

    Chris

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    Can you move the levers inboard. i have done that on all my bikes and it works well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pachaven
    Can you move the levers inboard. i have done that on all my bikes and it works well.
    ding! ding! ding!....we have a winner. So far so good - moving the brakes inboard about 15mm has worked well.....appreciate the tip.
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    hello!

    i also have short fingers and K24s. I really wanted to setup single finger braking so i have the brakes positioned so that my index is right at the end of the levers.

    But since I have short fingers, I've also adjusted the lever reach to basically the closest it can get to the bar.

    However, right now the lever moves too much before it locks on the rotor, almost touching my middle finger, just like Chum's situation above.

    I don't really want to move the brakes inboard as it will affect my single finger braking.

    Is there anything else I can do? Add more DOT to the lines?

    I've also read some people tricking the pistons, by squeezing the lever a few times with the rotor out to move the calipers in a bit. Will that work?

    Here is what my levers (straitline) look like in full open & full closed positions:


    Any help would be really appreciated! Thanks!

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