SRAM 500 TT Brake Levers

1/5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $70.00

Product Description

Red or black hot anodized aluminum replaces carbon on the SRAM 500 TT aero brake levers, while maintaining all the quality, stopping power and aerodynamics of the 900TT brake levers.

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Chainring a Road Racer

Date Reviewed: November 16, 2011

Strengths:    Come in different colors

Weaknesses:    Design. Needs to have a hole in front of lever to access brake fixing bolt, because 1. you shouldn't be using a ball end to tighten an aluminum bolt that tight and the lever hits the bar preventing you from using the square end and 2. you can't get an accurate torque reading at an angle. But more importantly, aluminum bolt into plastic with 8Nm torque? come on.

Bottom Line:   
Plastic body with Aluminum fixing bolt and a tightening spec of 8Nm. I found the plastic shims that expand to grip the inside of the bar are too slippery, requiring tightening above 5Nm. After using sandpaper to roughen the inside of the bar and friction paste, tightening the fixing bolt enough to stop from slipping led to the bolt treads slipping in the plastic. Could not use torque wrench because of the need to use ball end of hex key. Entry to bolt is not a straight shot. Estimated torque at point of slipping is between 5 and 6 Nm. Poor design, plastic threads are part of the lever body and thus not replaceable. Plastic threads on anything with a torque expectation that high is a bad idea. Working bike mechanic 7 yrs.

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Similar Products Used:   Dura Ace carbon TT brake levers

Bike Setup:   TT bars, Aluminum.

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