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Tektro RL520 Aero V Brake Levers - Black

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For road drop bars with V brakes. Forged alloy and road racing lever, -compatiable with linear pull brakes, designed for adult bikes with quick release and return spring, - for handlebar diameter of 22.2mm or 23.8mm.
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Overall Product Rating 4.5 / 5
Great Levers
By
15 May 2016
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsCable routing could be better
ProsQuality, value, usability
The choice of drop bar levers to run full size V brakes is very limited, but having fitted these to three different bikes over the years, I wouldn't bother looking elsewhere, as these are so good.

For £17 these are terrific value for money and, well they just work and work very well!

Fitting is a doddle, the mounting bolt won't strip out at the first sniff of an allen key going near it (unlike the stupid alloy T25 bolt on Campagnolo ergo levers!), the hoods feel ok, the braking power is as strong from the hoods as it is from the drops and the Campagnolo inspired QR release button is a superb touch.

There is of course no barrel adjuster and you'll soon need one as the pads wear, so I would either combine it with a Jagwire adjustable noodle (available from SJS) or better still, pair the levers with the Tektro RL940/941 cross levers that come with barrel adjusters. If you're doing this, bin the whole gunky nightmare that are V brake noodles and use the Origin 8 noodles.

If I was being picky, I would say the cable routing angle out of the back of the levers could be better......
Best Choice For Me
By
03 Dec 2013
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Consno complaints
Prosbest you can get for the money
Unfortunately there are very few levers for VBrakes on the market. This one is real value for money and defenitely more than you can expect for 20 Euros. They are a little large for smaller hands but do their job quite well. I hope they last for a few years.
Mr
By
08 Mar 2013
5 / 5
I recommend this product
Consnone.
ProsPrice, looks, function.
These levers are unbelievable value, build quality is solid , they are very comfortable. They also look very cool.
Fantastic Value
By
05 Feb 2012
5 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsFitting them
ProsPrice,performance,looks
I only ordered these because the Cane Creek equivalents on a different site were out of stock,and blimey was I glad I did.For a start they are a third of the price of the CC items but work perfectly with my hybrid set up of a BB7 disc on the front and V brake at the rear.They don't fade and don't need anymore lever pressure than the Avid speed dials I was using before on a flat bar set up.The hoods are comfortable and they look good,far better than the Dia Compes.Only downside is needing a 5mm hex T bar to tighten the bolt,a multi tool will be too short.
These Work!
By
09 Jun 2011
4 / 5
I recommend this product
ConsNone
ProsGood value, light, strong
I have a Moulton TSR9 which I wanted to convert to drop bars. The bike has Avid Single Digit V brakes, so I needed to pull more cable than normal drop bar levers. I looked at the Travel Agent type adapters but wasn't convinced, so thought I'd try these. I mounted them on Nitto Randonneur bars, and I am pleased to report that they work very well. Please note the body is plastic (which I was initially disappointed with), but my thoughts after a couple of big rides is that this is NOT an issue they appear to be robust and are not squidgy at all. I'm pleased with them.
Tektro V Brakes
By
19 Nov 2010
4 / 5
I recommend this product
Your service was excellent, I think the levers arrived next day, they are now attatched to my bike, a 2009 Kona Smoke now converted to drop bars from hybrid.

I read a number of reviews on possible brake levers to allow drop bar use with V-brakes for good braking power, I can however tell you I have found the performance and finnish excellent, the only viable alternative appeared to be from Dia Compe and the reports on those were very mixed, despite costing considerably more, therefore I am very happy with all aspects of this product, and would recommend it to anybody considering using V brakes with drop bars.
Questions & Answers (3)
Do You Stock The Bands And Bolts That Hold The Leavers On The 'Bars?
By
16 Jun 2016
I've damaged the threads on the bolts and nuts of my exisitng brakes
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

We don't have these available as spares form Tektro I'm afraid.

Thanks.
Do These Come With Adjustable Noodles Like The Dia Compe
By
24 Jan 2015
or are they extra (you sell for £3 each, not a pair?). If not, how does one adjust vee brakes with these levers?
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

No I'm afraid these are just the levers. We normally recommend using in-line cable adjusters when using this type of levers.

Thanks.
Compatibility
By
03 Nov 2013
Are these levers compatible with your Zoom Anatomic Alloy Drop Handlebars 25.4 mm Clamp Black ?

Thanks
SJS Customer Service:
Hi,

Yes these levers are compatible with those handlebars.

Thanks.