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    Looking for brake lever grips

    Any suggestions on good grips for brake levers? I need a cure for slippery brake levers.

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    Saw these today at REI

    http://lizardskins.com/store/product...ies/lever-grip

    Im sure others will chime in with more and opinions on these.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
    Any suggestions on good grips for brake levers? I need a cure for slippery brake levers.
    rubber pencil/pen grips from the office supply store or section of "that" big box store.
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    Also, has anyone tried Plasti Dip on brake levers?

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    Back in the day I used surgical tubing-a little spit and they slip on-great for those cold morinings...

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    Is this really a problem that plagues you? Do you wear gloves?
    Grit, spit, and a whole lot of duct tape!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stupendous Man
    Is this really a problem that plagues you? Do you wear gloves?
    It certainly plagues me this time of year, it's our Monsoon season, and humidity is very high. That means shirts get completely wet and my habit of drying my fingers on my shirt no longer works. Then when I grab the brakes I need an extra finger or two on the brake levers to ensure good braking. I guess I could try gloves but I much prefer half-finger gloves. Wearing gloves would just plague me horribly, I wouldn't be able to pick my nose.

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    The best for the money that I have found comes every morning wrapped around the newspaper. Take a few rubber bands and put them on there. They will wear out after about a month or so but then for the price of free, you can put some more on there.

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    I switched to full finger gloves about a year ago, so I got used to no finger slipping on brake levers.
    Other day gloves were dirty so I used my old 1/2 finger ones. Finger was slipping on the aluminum lever, but was OK on my other lever (carbon)...I know mis-matched but whatever.

    Anyways, I like the full finger gloves, no issues with that stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
    Also, has anyone tried Plasti Dip on brake levers?
    I'm thinking seriously of trying this. I have some left over Plasti-Dip from my light batteries. I had the Lizard Skins, but they only lasted me about a year before they disintegrated.

    I'm not necessarily bothered by the bare aluminum handles this time of year. I did like the skins for cold and foul weather riding, though.

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    I wear full finger gloves. No problems then. Yeah my hands sweat, but at least I can keep control of my bike. Otherwise my hands still sweat and my levers and grips get slippery. It's humid in Wisconsin too.

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    i got the straightline levers for my avid cr's they have a little curve out on the ends so fingers dont slip off and i do wear full finger gloves.....

    levers are great!!!!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mtn-Rider
    I guess I could try gloves but I much prefer half-finger gloves. Wearing gloves would just plague me horribly, I wouldn't be able to pick my nose.
    I have laid out the solution for you in 5 easy to follow steps.

    1) Buy set of full finger gloves
    2)Cut all fingers/thumb to comfortable length with exception of index fingers
    3)Use only index fingers to brake
    4)Learn to pick nose with your pinky
    5)Profit

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    That's very ingenious, and it's profitable, wow!

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