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    Different Altek Lever Versions?

    I read on here that Altek only made v-brake levers (which I'm not sure of). It seems they had at least two different models due to the main pivot location being slightly different:

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    Does anyone know the various models that were offered, and what the primary differences are?

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    They had a gripshift model and a trigger model that I remember. I had the GS model that I ran with Shimano triggers without any issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crank1979 View Post
    They had a gripshift model and a trigger model that I remember. I had the GS model that I ran with Shimano triggers without any issues.
    Interesting! I never knew of a "GS" model. So far I've only found mentions of BL-10, BL-20, & BL-25 models. The entry on Bikepro is:

    "ALTEK BL-20 standard or BL-25 with the V-brake pull ratio"

    I would guess the BL-10 model has a shorter lever? I'm not sure. Also not sure where the GS model fits in in all of this, and what distinguishing design features these different models have.

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    BL-25 sounds right for what I had. I remember when I bought them through a magazine mailorder I had the choice of black or red, and I had to choose gripshift or trigger shifters.

    I choose red.

    They were great levers. I had them paired to Shimano DX v-brakes, because they were a red version of the LX brakes.

    They also did levers for the Magura HS brakes that looked awesome.

    edit: A quick google shows the BL-25, BL-15 and BL-40.

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    My favorite V lever. I'm not sure which model I have but they're on a single speed so it doesn't matter. The bend in the lever blade is the exact same as the Avid Black Ops levers. The Alteks have a wider blade and a better pivot. With the Avids I had to shim the slop out of them with disc brake caliper spacers.

    I had the Magura lever blades too.
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