Mick F wrote:Just done some comparisons and measuring.Mick F wrote:It's not that the STI brakes levers and the Tektro DP brakes aren't good, because they are. It's the shape of the levers that isn't so good.
It's not the shape ............... it's where the pivot is.
On an Ergo, measuring from where my hand rests on the hood, the pivot is 3cm below.
On an STI, it's 4cm.
Only 1cm, but it's an increase of 30%.
The levers are the same length at 10cm, so the mechanical efficiency is the same when braking on the drops.
It's when braking on the hoods that make the difference.
Congratulations Mick it looks a great bike and I love the colour as well.
Is that the Mercian I can hear quietly weeping in the corner. Dont forget she/he will need to be given a treat of a ride out now and then.