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Formula R1 Brake levers.

twedspeedtwedspeed Posts: 130
edited July 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi - Does anyone know the actual weight diference between FORMULA R1 - ALLOY levers and the CARBON ones ??The internet seems to be full of MTB shops offering replacement "upgrade" Carbon levers for my Formula R1 ,s - But whats the actual weight diference ? I ,m not bieng lazy , Ive Googled it and EVANS - JAMES & CRC etc , all sell them but dont print weights for them - and couldnt find anything on Slicklines either .
WHYTE LIGHTNING - CARBON S/L - NOMAD anyone see a patern emerging ????????


  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Why don't you email them and ask.
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  • Dick ScruttockDick Scruttock Posts: 2,533
    I had the carbon levers on one bike, they were ok but after a while you could notice more play in the lever than the alloy ones. IMHO I would not bother with them again.
  • leafliteleaflite Posts: 1,651
    Doubt it would be much if any difference in weight. IIRC hope once said that they only make carbon levers because many buyers thought carbon = better(even though they could actually make alu levers both stronger and lighter).
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