Some cyclists of the mountain bike brake lever position, especially the beginners, find it a bit strange, both on the aesthetic side and on the functional side to have the brake levers facing down.
But is there a reason why you put the handle down a little? Yes, there is. It’s because your arm needs to be aligned with your wrist.
Tips for adjusting MTB
The straight or upward lever, for example, causes you to lose some of the support of your hands on the gauntlet when you start the brakes, making you’re pedaling a risk. Not to mention that this makes the gait changes a little complicated, you have to stretch your thumb big enough to make the changes.
At the front shifter to shift to the heavier gear and rear shifter to shift to lighter gear. The shift lever trigger is distant, making your mountain bike pedal options totally uncomfortable.
There is also the risk that over time, using the levers the wrong way, this repetitive movement can injure your wrist and give pain in the forearm.
So do not let a detail of adjustment take you away from something so sensational and pleasurable that it is pedaling.
Once adjusted, check that it is tightened to prevent the lever from turning and moving, which can cause drops.
Handle in the correct position
On the bikes I had and I always use the exchange levers also known as Rapid Fire or Fast Trigger. They are more precise in the shifts and bring more safety to pedal since all the braking and shifting controls are more ergonomically adjust bike brake pads. The figures below show the Rapid Fire Shift Lever models.
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