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Xavier




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PostPosted: Thu Dec 18, 2008 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could probably fit a Profile computer extension thing in there as well, that might help get whatever bike computer you have to sit more flush with the bars. There's not an awful lot of room between them, but a bit more than the Easton Attacks for example. I'd prefer not to have my computer above the bars like in the pictures, but there you go!

If it was on the stem I'd be looking down all the time Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Windy, but I'm good.

Thanks again to Xavier!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Saw a set of these today. Me like Smile Searched here and found this thread and now thinking that mr plastic/visa is going to get a battering. Initially not sure of brake pozzy, but have the chance to try some with the pod and more conventional brake lever position. I'm thinking that as the pods are an optional extra you could interchange between the two depending on the course? i.e. a flat drag strip TT course with miminal need to brake use the flats, but change for more sporting course and/or tri's?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't waste your money on the 'conventional' brake levers. I have used my pair for 18 months, trained on the hills in south Wales and raced in Austria and have never been worried by the blade brake levers. In my experience you just use them as if they are mountain bike type levers. Go for it, you won't regret it at all! Pm me if you have any Q's.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Would pretty much agree with Chris. The brakes are fine after a very short adaptation. Only thing I didn't like about them was they got in the way of holding your water bottle and bars at the same time. Not a big deal and possibly a good thing to discourage bad practise.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Chris/Chopsy. Xav also says that horizontal set up gives a more direct braking action (in terms of cable routing). I'm lucky that i've got the opportunity to try both, but i'm more comfortable with going for the horizontal set up now (assuming they feel ok) Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'll just add me to that one, I'm perfectly happy with the braking on mine

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Xavier wrote:
I'll just add me to that one, I'm perfectly happy with the braking on mine

Xav


Tried both set ups and (surprisingly) preferred the flat brakes. Used them for a windy club 10 on Wednesday night and, apart from the fact that I'd not tightened the clamps enough so the pads dropped, felt comfortable on them. Braking was fine Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great stuff. If you want to get the pads narrower, you can take off the clampy bits that say "Rock and Roll" on them and turn them around, if you need to that is

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 8:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quite a bit narrower than what i've been used too as they are (2nd hole in) so doubt i'll need to, but good to know, cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 02, 2010 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lusting after these right now for a new set up i'm planning.

Anyone used them over IM distance? Just wondering how they hold up to repeat climbing and tech descents.

Thinking of pairing with a good set of callipers for Lanza next year....
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread but just picked up an old pair of Tulas which I'm planning to fit to my Blade. (I like anything a bit unusual hence the Litespeed Blade and Tulas - I'm not really fussed about the marginal aero benefits of more modern stuff)

I've read a few reports about the arm pads slipping over longer distances and/or bumpy roads. I'm pretty heavy and run the pads wide so was wondering if anyone is still using these and has had any problems.

I've also seen a company making one piece armrests that hold both arms in one wide cup. This got me thinking about bridging the gap between the armrests with a thin strip of some kind meaning they couldn't slip outwards.

I realise these are pretty old now but any advice gratefully received, thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2018 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JaRok2300 wrote:
Sorry to resurrect an ancient thread but just picked up an old pair of Tulas which I'm planning to fit to my Blade. (I like anything a bit unusual hence the Litespeed Blade and Tulas - I'm not really fussed about the marginal aero benefits of more modern stuff)

I've read a few reports about the arm pads slipping over longer distances and/or bumpy roads. I'm pretty heavy and run the pads wide so was wondering if anyone is still using these and has had any problems.

I've also seen a company making one piece armrests that hold both arms in one wide cup. This got me thinking about bridging the gap between the armrests with a thin strip of some kind meaning they couldn't slip outwards.

I realise these are pretty old now but any advice gratefully received, thanks.


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