The Duplex Lever is a single brake lever that pulls on two brake cables simultaneously. Technical Information
* Short pull
- Material: 6061 Aluminum
- Weight: 94g
- Finish: Anodized or Polished
- Anodized Color: Black, Purple or Silver
- Cable Pull: Short Pull or Long Pull *
- Clamp Size: 22.2mm **
brake levers have less leverage than long pull brake levers and are intended only for use with short pull brakes such as side pull caliper brakes, cantilever brakes, centerpull brakes and mini-v brakes. Long pull
brake levers are intended only for use with long pull brakes such as linear pull brakes, v-brakes and cable-actuated disk brakes. ** 22.2mm
is equivalent to 7/8 inches, and is the diameter of most mountain bike handlebars. Many flat bars, risers and city bars have this diameter. It is measured at the end of the bar where grips and brake levers attach.
The Duplex Lever was originally designed for bike polo players, to allow them to use both brakes while swinging a polo mallet with their free hand. Since its introduction the Duplex has generated considerable excitement among adaptive cyclists as well.
The Duplex Lever uses inline barrel adjusters that can be installed at any point along the brake cable housing. This keeps them safely out of the way of stray polo mallets without sacrificing adjustability.
The perch of the Duplex is symmetrical and allows it to be used as a left or right-handed
brake lever by removing the pivot and flipping over the lever arm.
Additionally, the double pivot allows the Duplex to work with either long or short-pull brakes
, just like the Cross Lever, by placing the pivot pin in the inner or outer pivot hole.
To use the Duplex with long-pull brakes like the Motolite or other side-pulls or V-brakes, place the pivot in the outermost hole. To use it with short-pull brakes like the Racer or other cantilever or caliper brakes, place the pivot in the inside hole.
A reach adjust screw can adjust how far the lever rests from the handlebar, putting it right where you want it.