Reverb remote underneath??? :(
Under the bar mounting puts it out of harms way in a crash (and damaging the lever can be a very expensive business) and I personally find it easier to actuate there as your thumb is closer to the piston.
However it is possible to catch the piston with your knee or in the fold of baggy shorts when it’s mounted under the bar. If You’re riding a shorter bike that’s more likely than a more stretched out position.Posted 5 years agoproutsterSubscriber
Proutster^you must have some super long thumbs to reach that.
Yes, it is a bit of a stretch and seeing the other photo above reminds me that it’s not ideal. I think I need to swap it so that it’s next to the grip.
Protected from what?
Peak District rocks when I crash… Wore a big chunk off the front of the shifter mount a couple of weeks ago and I’m pretty sure that the remote would’ve taken the brunt of the impact if it was on the top.
Plus (expects flaming and the re-awakening of an old topic) I’m guilty of flipping the bike upside down to carry out trail-side repairs (punctures etc.), so I think it’d get damaged then if was on top.Posted 5 years agoSuperficialMember
I think the Reverb lever is the weakest point – With some brake / shifter combos it’s really difficult to get it into the ideal position. I find a right hand lever flipped and positioned under the bar on the left is best though – more ergonomic and better-protected. When I was running 2×10 I just moved the shifter further inboard since I was using the Reverb far more than the front shifter.
B.A.Nana – Member
That looks totally wrong. How do you adjust the seat? With your forefinger? I would never have thought to try that! Also, having those shorter Shimano levers with the brake lever clamp furthest inboard is just wrong. It seems like you would have to have your hand partially off the grip to even use them?
Or have I missed some sort of forum in-joke April fool’s thing?Posted 5 years ago
having those shorter Shimano levers with the brake lever clamp furthest inboard is just wrong. It seems like you would have to have your hand partially off the grip to even use them?
I can only imagine that the pic is misleading, I can do two finger braking easily, tho the brakes are so powerful that only one finger is necessary. It’s all genuine and works very well.
For a few rides I had the remote lever as per proutster^ and that definitely was really carp. It needs to be right by the grip for instant use without having to take your eyes of the trail/ hand off the bars and/or fumbling around. Altho all that might depend on the terrain you ride, a long Yorkshire Dales ride and I would maybe only use the lever a few times in a ride. Riding/messing in my local woods/moor/quarry and I’m constantly adjusting the seat height.Posted 5 years agofeckinlovebbqMember
I’m going to be moving mine underneath as soon as i get the parts to fix the remote.Posted 5 years ago
I got mine and chucked it on the bike with little thought of position etc as i was really excited to try it out. Long story short I went over the bars and ripped the hose out of the remote snapped the termination piece so as soon as the replacement is here the remote is going under the bars.messiahMember
Another vote for a RH remote underneath on the left – it takes a bit of fettling to make it all work in there but I’ve managed it with SRAM and Shimano shifters.
The way I have it set up with the Formula brakes is perfect for one finger braking…. if your currently braking with two fingers I reccomend setting up like this and upgrading to one finger braking 😉
EDIT – I changed a 20+ year habit of two finger braking to one finger braking two years ago and it’s so much better.Posted 5 years agopasstherizlaMember
As Sandal says above, I believe you can still mount the brake lever to the reverb remote if you run the reverb remote upside down… the gap in the bar mount is still in the same place. You might need to play with the position of the gear shifter though. Do you have SLX shifters?
I think that would be the neatest solution.Posted 5 years ago
Jane, yes to what you say. You’re a bit stuffed on the right with that fork remote, so you’re only looking at options of mounting it on the left. If you can switch brakes inside towards one/two finger braking, then you can play around with mounting the remote by the grip (as per messiah). Disc brakes are mostly poweful enough for one/two fingers and you should be able to wind the levers in for smaller hand reach. Some brake levers won’t work that well wound in (ie my old Magura Marta SL), but most will.Posted 5 years ago
Finally I bought reverb w/ left remote….
I will try to set it on the right side…or on the left side top over my avid brakes is good as well!!
I bought it on hibikes, I could see 2 to 7 days at home on the web aviability but They have sent me an email today telling me may it would be 2 weeks…
I hope There is some error…Posted 5 years ago
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