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    Just found this advice in the Disc Brake FAQ

    Have your levers loose on the handlebars! Then they swivel in a crash instead of snapping off. Read this one 3x.
    Interesting theory. Is it practical?
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    You want them snug enough so that they don't move under normal riding. But yes, if they move, then they don't break.

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    Yes it can help in low speed to moderate crashes, which are pretty much the norm. Just depends on the crash, speed, etc. But for the most part the act of the lever slipping under impact absorbs part of the energy of the impact. You'll be less likely to bend or break levers.

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    its worked on MX bikes for 40 years that I know of..mine are loose on my MTB's, so is everything else on my bars, (pop lock, bell, computer) not to the point they move when I don't want them to.

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