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    Speed Dial TI levers?

    There's a guy on eBay who routinely sells Avid Speed Dial TI levers. I bought a set once, because I like the finish, and they work well. But I'm curious, because I see no mention of these levers on Sram's website. Outside of eBay and that one seller, they don't seem to exist.

    Here's a link to the levers on eBay, for anyone who's curious:

    http://cgi.ebay.com/AVID-Speed-Dial-...3%3A1|294%3A50

    But why don't they show on Avid's website? Are they a just a bunch of old stock that this guy has stashed away? Are they OEM?

    The eBay listing says that the hardware is titanium, which I presume means just the few bolts and such. Does that really save me all that much weight?

    I like the set that I have, and I may buy another, but it makes me nervous to buy parts from eBay that don't seem to exist anywhere else.

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    http://www.sram.com/en/service/avid/...D=1&subcatID=3

    http://www.mtbr.com/cat/brakes/brake...71_106crx.aspx

    Since they show up on the sram.com support site I'd say Avid did carry a product by that name. Now take note of the user reviews on mtbr.com - recent ones list eBay as the seller, older ones come from a variety of online sites. My guess would be that Avid discontinued the product around 2003-2004.

    Of course, that says nothing about the provenance of your levers or the integrity of the seller. All of the standard eBay warnings will still apply, so caveat emptor...

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    Thanks everyone. I don't mind NOS. I was just more curious than anything else.

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    I bought them and the cool thing about the Ti's is they have the same adjustments as the Ultimates. So I went and bought a second set as a backup just in case my first set ever brakes, and the price was right. Also I like the Color/Finish as well. As far as I was able to research they were produced all the way up to 2004.

    There was another wired lever set from avid that looked like a bright copper, but can't remember what they were called. The Ti's were the top of the line levers, until the Black Ops or whatever that thing was called came out. I think the Ultimate is a direct replacement for the Ti's? I might be wrong.

    The bottom line is, they are light (not significant), very Strong, highly adjustable and at least as good if not better than the SD7s.

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    Looks like old school, pre-SRAM Avid stuff to me. I've always had good luck with those levers and have a few sets kicking around in my parts bin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daleksic

    There was another wired lever set from avid that looked like a bright copper, but can't remember what they were called. The Ti's were the top of the line levers, until the Black Ops or whatever that thing was called came out. I think the Ultimate is a direct replacement for the Ti's? I might be wrong.
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    The copper ones were the Mag (for Magnesium) levers

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    The Ti's are just a few grams lighter than the current SL's. Nice looking levers, but I ended up with the SL's because I found a great price.

    The Ultimates are significantly lighter, and significantly more expensive.

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    I have a couple pairs I bought from that seller. Great product, to me, they make the Ultimates unnecessary. And for around 20-30 depending on who's bidding, price is right. NOS for sure, pre-SRAM and definitely can see them being a poor mans Ultimate lever set. They look almost alike (yes the split clamp and CNC explains the difference in $ between the two) and have the speed dial which is the most important. The finish is sweet, a ti grey color. Who cares about the ti hardware, probably a gram savings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by agu
    The copper ones were the Mag (for Magnesium) levers
    Here's a copper coloured one with 'Ti' stamped on it: Link

    Just noticed in the previously posted Ti links the levers were copper coloured too:
    Last edited by cobba; 06-26-2009 at 06:55 AM.

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    woops. i stand corrected then!

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    There was copper colored MAG levers too: Avid SD-MAG Lever Photo

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    Quote Originally Posted by TabascoJoe
    They look like they are NOS.
    Quote Originally Posted by JonathanGennick
    Thanks everyone. I don't mind NOS. I was just more curious than anything else.

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    peter, perfect. I NEED NOS! NOW! NOS!

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