Braking news – SRAM S900 singlespeed carbon brake levers

Considerably lighter than the average lightweight carbon lever

by VecchioJo   December 9, 2009  

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Well, looky here, some SRAM carbon brake levers just turned up, singlepeed carbon levers. Yes I think we can say that Christmas just came early.

Fondling them out the box produced giggles as these S900 levers weigh a meagre 247g (3g heavier than SRAM claim, on our scales anyway) simply because there's not much there. It looks to be a SRAM double-tap lever body with all the geary bits ripped out leaving just a single carbon brake lever and a few internal clampy and springy gubbins.

For anyone that's got about £60 to spend on a handful of bling for their singlespeed road or 'cross bike, or any delusional fixie rider that actually thinks brakes are a good thing, or even if you're running a geared SRAM set-up and for whatever reason don't need a front shifter but want something to match then these could be the shizzle. SRAM are also offering the more blue-collar S500 alloy version for £20 less, but we all know you don't want those do you?

We’ll put these on the test mule and get back to you.

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Looking really nice. And about half the price of the carbon ones from Campagnolo...

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posted by AdamML [72 posts]
9th December 2009 - 15:58

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'Singlespeed' levers? Oh, you mean brake levers. Smile

posted by MikeyF [3 posts]
9th December 2009 - 16:25

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MikeyF wrote:
'Singlespeed' levers? Oh, you mean brake levers. Smile

It can only be a matter of time though

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posted by Tony Farrelly [4135 posts]
9th December 2009 - 16:44

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are they by chance the next friday schwag grab? Big Grin (and can i win, ta.)

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posted by Fringe [1081 posts]
9th December 2009 - 20:24

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Nice. The only thing which rattles on my fixie are its Shimano R600 brake levers, and the SRAM hoods are supposed to be the nicest shape to hold.

two wheels good; four wheels bad

posted by cat1commuter [1334 posts]
9th December 2009 - 20:56

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Look great for the CX bike! Anybody need a right hand lever...?

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posted by schmiken [45 posts]
9th December 2009 - 22:53

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Nice - as previously mentioned I was expecting a hideous Campaglike price tag.

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posted by G-bitch [302 posts]
10th December 2009 - 11:01

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