Urban Velo

Dia-Compe Shot Lever

This unique brake lever from Dia-Compe caught our eye at Interbike. It’s designed with urban fixed gear riders in mind. The lever can be actuated with either hand, but not both. One side of the split lever pulls the cable like a conventional brake lever, the other lengthens the housing in the same fashion that a ‘cross lever functions. It fits a 25.4mm handlebar (with shims for 22.2) with a hinged clamp for easy removal. Retail price seems to range from $55 to $70 (which includes the Flexie), and they’re available in either black or silver. For more information visit www.diacompe.co.jp or check it out over at the Soma blog.

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4 Comments

  1. Backcountry.com: The Goat » Blog Archive » Dia-Compe Shot Brake Lever Goes Both WaysSeptember 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    [...] Urban Velo By Rocky [...]

  2. narsSeptember 30, 2008 at 10:45 pm

    finally, a break lever for the idiots with the sawed off handlebars!

  3. Doc CogOctober 1, 2008 at 8:09 pm

    nars… go back to your shaved leg buddies at the week end crits !

  4. Dia Compe Gran Compe Shot Lever - London Fixed-gear and Single-speedJanuary 28, 2011 at 11:44 am

    [...] In the UK it's advertised as for a 26mm clamp. In the US and Japan it's 25.4 with shims for 2.2 ? http://urbanvelo.org/dia-compe-shot-lever/ Are there two different models or is 25.4 and 26mm so similar that UK sellers plum for the larger [...]

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