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    Neg reppers r my biatches
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    Hope vs Dangerboy levers

    Because I want to get colored levers for my new Hope M2 brakes, I was wondering what the verdict was on dangerboy levers.

    I am happy to pay a few extra bucks for them, but not if they are inferior to Hope levers, which I can also get in colors for extra coin.

    Any experience appreciated.

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    Dangerboys feel great

    If you want a color other than silver or black I think you're out of luck with Dangerboys. Hopes seem to cover the rainbow however.

    Once I tried the Dangerboys on my Juicy's I was instantly sold on their feel. Your index and middle finger each get a "hook" to pull from, making two finger braking very natural and ergonomic. I'm in the process of facelifting my Spot and some new Hope M4s with Dangerboys are in the mix.

    Here's a couple of pics as an appetizer. Note the pronounced extra hook.

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    i too have the dangerboy levers on my XT discs and love them.

    pronounced hooks for fingers and machinced grooves for traction.

    very solid feeling and badasss looking.

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    Thanks for the input. Their website actually says they have "All colors". Perhaps that is new? I will probably ask Larry. I like your brakes.......perhaps, depending on the price, I will even go with colored reservoir and bore caps to complete the blingformation

    EDIT: Got an email from dangerboy and they do in fact come in multiple colors.
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    Holy canoli, those look sa-weeeet.

    Come on DB, give us Maggie users a little love...
    My video techniques can be found in this thread.

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    Philip, they really sweetened up my Juicies too. I spent some time polishing up the levers, and should look great on the XCE. The calipers look pretty sharp too.

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    The new Juicy levers look pretty sexy...


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    This is a little off topic, but why is the reservoir on the "wrong" side on the levers that are pictured?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poetic_Dancer
    This is a little off topic, but why is the reservoir on the "wrong" side on the levers that are pictured?
    which levers are you referring to above?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FoShizzle
    which levers are you referring to above?
    Juicy. I've not seen many, but the ones I did see had it outward =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by EndoRando
    If you want a color other than silver or black I think you're out of luck with Dangerboys. Hopes seem to cover the rainbow however.

    Once I tried the Dangerboys on my Juicy's I was instantly sold on their feel. Your index and middle finger each get a "hook" to pull from, making two finger braking very natural and ergonomic. I'm in the process of facelifting my Spot and some new Hope M4s with Dangerboys are in the mix.

    Here's a couple of pics as an appetizer. Note the pronounced extra hook.

    Randy
    oh my those are too sexy...

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    man i was about to say nothing beats hope levers and I'd never consider switching them, but those dangerboy levers are NICE!

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    OK!!! I'm sold...

    Where can I buy a pair of these babies? Anyplace online selling the Dangerboy levers?
    Amolan

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    Here you go...
    http://www.cambriabike.com/shopdispl...B+Brake+Levers
    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja
    Where can I buy a pair of these babies? Anyplace online selling the Dangerboy levers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by commo_soulja
    Where can I buy a pair of these babies? Anyplace online selling the Dangerboy levers?
    getting mine, as well as the rest of the bike, from Larry "the main man" Mettler at mtnhighcyclery.com

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    I just installed these

    I just put these on last week and I must say, they work better than they look. You place your finger n them, and it just belongs there. We can order some for you if you're interested.
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    so....

    For those that replaced their juicy Levers with Dangerboys..... did you have to use the Balle Racing tool to remove/reinsert the pin? If not, how did you do it...... hammer and drift?

    Thanks

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    Nope..

    Quote Originally Posted by Corky3
    For those that replaced their juicy Levers with Dangerboys..... did you have to use the Balle Racing tool to remove/reinsert the pin? If not, how did you do it...... hammer and drift?

    Thanks

    There are no special tools required to replace the levers on Juicy's...just allen wrenches. There's a small screw that you loosen that holds the pin in place. When you loosen it, the pin basically falls out with a little nudge. It goes back in just as easily.

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    Good job! re. Upgrade update....

    Ryan.....

    thanks for that...... I assumesd(thought I'd read it somewhere) that you need a 'Chain tool' like tool to push the pin in/out ....... thanks a million(you've made my day!)

    think I'll get me some 'o them dangerboys!

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    juicy 7's

    Quote Originally Posted by Timbo
    The new Juicy levers look pretty sexy...

    Where did you get the carbon plate and levers?
    Are they the 2005/06 model?
    I was fast once, but then what fast was changed...

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