I just replaced a very high mileage set of Shimano XT shifter-pods with an SRAM Attack twist shifter. The brake levers I have feel too far away from my fingers when my hands are resting at my usual spot on the handlebars.
With trigger shifters the levers are mounted on the handlebar outside of the shifter clamp. With the twist shifter, the levers are mounted on the inside of the shifter. The shifter is a shorty style, but it still moves things inward a bit.
The current levers are the Performance Forte v-brake levers. These are two-finger levers that now are too far inward on the bar for me to get two fingers onto unless I have most of my hand on the shifter barrel.
My daughter has some DiaCompe levers on her twist shift setup that have a clamp that angles over the shifter, bringing the lever closer to the end of the handlebar. They are an older model meant for only cantilever brakes so I can't get those for a replacement.
Does anyone know of a lever-set that will place the lever back into the area I perfer them to be?
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