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Avid Speed dial levers

xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
edited December 2009 in MTB general
Can someone explain what is that red dial/knob for?

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  • redveeredvee Posts: 11,922
    Speed dials had adjustable cable pull. With the dial screwed all the way in you had a pair of levers for use with old cantilever brackes or calliper brakes, with the dial screwed to the other end of the adjustment you had a set of levers with the right amount of cable pull for v brakes.
    I've added a signature to prove it is still possible.
  • xtreemxtreem Posts: 2,965
    Hmm, that's handy.

    So you can actually control the amount of cable pulled by the levers, and for example
    you can make a mechanical disc brakes to grab instantly or to have more progresive feeling.
    Am I right?

    Thanks, man. :D
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