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    New question here. Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Levers

    Various sites on the Internet are displaying different weights for Avid Speed Dial SL Brake Levers. Some are saying 140 grams and others are saying 186 grams and another says 180 grams and the PDF I downloaded from the SRAM site says 150 grams.

    Why the differences? Could those listed with the heavier weight be 2006 models? If the 2007 model is 150 grams then that is the model I want.

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    New question here. More information

    I also noticed a difference in the SL logo being displayed. Some have a logo with the words Speed Dial accompanied by a black circle with the letters SL in grey. Others have a black background with the letters SL in red. Does this distinguish which is a 2006 or 2007 model?

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    I just so happened to weigh mine recently, and they are 75g apiece on calibrated scale.

    I don't know SRAM/Avid's revision history, but I purchased this set probably in fall of '05, and I've attached a photo of them.

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    New question here.

    Thanks for that Nate. Your photo shows the same logo as currently displayed on the AVID site but who knows maybe it's not up to date. Below is what is displayed on the site of Universal Cycles.



    Does anybody else have any input?

    Thanks,

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    We the people ...

    It would be nice if someone from SRAM or Avid chipped in with some info.

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    Taken from> Weight Weenie's
    Avid Speed Dial SL 2004 (claimed weight:140g) independently weighed:150g..

    I believe all the SL lever offerings from 04' through 07' will weigh in at 150g..If you change
    out the titanium pinch bolts for aluminum you can get closer to 144g..Also the SL levers
    that have Avid painted on the body are the older pre 04' offerings..

    If your looking for LITE try> Extralite Ultra Levers..Presently SOLD OUT, but if your
    interested you could contact> Fair Wheel Bikes and inquire

    Jake

    PS The Extralite Ultra Levers really do weigh in at 32g per lever
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    Thanks Jake. A bit out of my price range at the moment but definitely an option for the future which may enable me to get the bike (AMP B4 with F4 fork) down to 22 lbs or lower. At the moment I am replacing parts that need or are close to needing replacing and looking for the most cost effective solution but still keep the weight the same or lower. May be able to get it to 23.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbvfr
    Thanks Jake. A bit out of my price range at the moment but definitely an option for the future which may enable me to get the bike (AMP B4 with F4 fork) down to 22 lbs or lower. At the moment I am replacing parts that need or are close to needing replacing and looking for the most cost effective solution but still keep the weight the same or lower. May be able to get it to 23.
    Shot me a PM if you need some help in the WW department

    Jake

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtbvfr
    Thanks Jake. A bit out of my price range at the moment but definitely an option for the future which may enable me to get the bike (AMP B4 with F4 fork) down to 22 lbs or lower. At the moment I am replacing parts that need or are close to needing replacing and looking for the most cost effective solution but still keep the weight the same or lower. May be able to get it to 23.
    If you're on a budget, get the avid FR 5 levers... theyre simple and only 6-7 g heavier than the SL's. They lack the adjustment dial though. They're also super cheap.

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