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SamKidney

Tensile levers

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First post in this part of the forum for donkeys 

Bought a bike and was given a selection of brake spares with it, 04 Maguras, 05 Maguras, Echo etc.. all with ruined threads or bores now I’ve looked at them. It’s left me with three Tensile lever units that visually look okay but I’ve never tried nor heard any feed back. 

Am I wasting my time trying to use them? If so what’s the lever unit of choice these days? Trialtech? 

 

Cheers. 

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I think I remember them being crap. Hashtagg H2O or Trialtech are where it’s at nowadays.

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1 hour ago, Canardweb said:

I think I remember them being crap. Hashtagg H2O or Trialtech are where it’s at nowadays.

Those clean levers no good? Look nice. 

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Jitsie levers mate. Tried em on adam morewoods bike. Like an 04 but a 2018 evolution made from ally and not that plastic shite

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I’ve used the tensile masters before 

thought they pap after they started leaking with the black alloy pistons in them, swapped those out for racing line pistons and had no problems after that

 

provided an excellent brake on Magura slaves 

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1 hour ago, bing said:

Jitsie levers mate. Tried em on adam morewoods bike. Like an 04 but a 2018 evolution made from ally and not that plastic shite

Seen price on those though!? I need a pair and they’re a bit strong for a Yorkshire man such as me sen 

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2 minutes ago, gage-mann said:

I’ve used the tensile masters before 

thought they pap after they started leaking with the black alloy pistons in them, swapped those out for racing line pistons and had no problems after that

 

provided an excellent brake on Magura slaves 

Wonder if standard Magura pistons would be okay? Got one racing line piston and two Nylon Magura pistons. 

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5 hours ago, SamKidney said:

Those clean levers no good? Look nice. 

I don’t really know about them, sorry

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Used a racing line piston in the rear brake, feels great and visually no leaks after a bit of a hop around. 

Front is leaking from the crossover slightly but feels okay, looks promising. Just have to try get a good brake on these trial tech rims now.. 

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Leaky. Trialtech levers coming 

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Good choice (Y)  The normal Sport levers are still some of the best levers out there so even if you don't go ballersgonnaball and opt for the Carthy levers you'll still have great brakes.

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2 hours ago, Mark W said:

Good choice (Y)  The normal Sport levers are still some of the best levers out there so even if you don't go ballersgonnaball and opt for the Carthy levers you'll still have great brakes.

Yeah Adam said the same thing when I called up earlier to add them to my order. New hoses and fittings throughout with the exception of some pre-loved slave cylinders now so I’m hoping for good things. 

Looking forward to it. 

 

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