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Braking news – SRAM S900 singlespeed carbon brake levers

Considerably lighter than the average lightweight carbon lever

Well, looky here, some SRAM carbon brake levers just turned up, singlepeed carbon levers. Yes I think we can say that Christmas just came early.

Fondling them out the box produced giggles as these S900 levers weigh a meagre 247g (3g heavier than SRAM claim, on our scales anyway) simply because there's not much there. It looks to be a SRAM double-tap lever body with all the geary bits ripped out leaving just a single carbon brake lever and a few internal clampy and springy gubbins.

For anyone that's got about £60 to spend on a handful of bling for their singlespeed road or 'cross bike, or any delusional fixie rider that actually thinks brakes are a good thing, or even if you're running a geared SRAM set-up and for whatever reason don't need a front shifter but want something to match then these could be the shizzle. SRAM are also offering the more blue-collar S500 alloy version for £20 less, but we all know you don't want those do you?

We’ll put these on the test mule and get back to you.

Jo Burt has spent the majority of his life riding bikes, drawing bikes and writing about bikes. When he's not scribbling pictures for the whole gamut of cycling media he writes words about them for road.cc and when he's not doing either of those he's pedaling. Then in whatever spare minutes there are in between he's agonizing over getting his socks, cycling cap and bar-tape to coordinate just so. And is quietly disappointed that yours don't He rides and races road bikes a bit, cyclo-cross bikes a lot and mountainbikes a fair bit too. Would rather be up a mountain.

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