The crew at Flybikes have been working on a modern version of their popular CNC brakes from back in the day. The new Manual CNC Brakes and Lever are available now, so we figured it would be a good idea to take a closer look at these brakes that come in two versions; Classic and Springhanger, and two colors.
Sneak Peek: Flybikes – Manual CNC Brake Lever
Here’s a little sneak peek that Flybikes have released for all the brake lovers out there. For their 20th anniversary, they are bringing back a new and improved version of their popular CNC brake lever. The new Manual CNC brake lever is based around the original, with a few tweaks to give it a cleaner look and an upgrade to IGUS bushings to completely eliminate wobble. It looks like the lever will be available this summer and come in two colors; Flat Black and Fog Titanium.
Better yet, there’s also a new CNC brake that will be dropping at the same time. More details on that coming soon. Until then, get a little more info below and a look at the Fog Titanium color and a drawing with details.
“There is no better time than our 20th anniversary to bring our very popular CNC lever back to life, now packed some new improvements. The Manual CNC lever comes with improved machined details and smoother edges on some critical areas without compromising the CNC look. The previous version came with oversized brass bushings that reduced wobble and on this one we have gone one step further. We are now using the super smooth and strong IGUS bushings that not only reduces the wobble, but totally eliminates it! We are so excited to release the best performing Flybikes lever to date.
The Manual CNC lever will be available in Fog Titanium and Flat Black colors through Flybikes dealers worldwide and online starting this summer!” – Flybikes
Colony BMX – How To Install Brake Levers
Need some advice on how to install a brake lever like the Colony Brethren brake lever?
Now, brakes aren’t as common as they used to be, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t a lot of riders out there that still run brakes. It seems like a common response to why riders don’t have brakes is because they take a bit of work to get them dialed in, which is understandable. Brakes can be tricky. However, you won’t learn if you don’t try. Colony BMX just posted up this quick video showing you how to install their Brethren brake lever that is one bolt and you’re good to go. This is one for the riders just getting into BMX, learning how to work on their bikes.
“Detailed look into how to install the Colony Brethren Brake Levers. Any questions feel free to leave in the comments and we will do our best to answer them.” – Colony BMX
Eclat – Sniper Lever featuring Darryl Tocco
Take a look at this new promo video from Eclat featuring their new Sniper lever and the one and only, Darryl Tocco, showing you how to put it to proper use! Dialed lever and some dialed tricks. Can’t go wrong. Take a look then take a closer look at the lever RIGHT HERE!
“The Sniper lever was designed from the very beginning to be the ultimate brake lever in all senses. The shape of the lever itself was sculpted for the perfect reach, with a slimmer centre section and then wider at the end where the finger pulls. This improves the ergonomic feeling of the lever and therefore the force you can comfortably apply on it. The backside of the lever is flat, so that when the lever is pulled tight, there is still maximum clearance to the knuckles of the other fingers. We used a cold forging process for the lever part as this offers increased strength characteristics over casting.
The clamp is hinged to allow easier positioning on the handlebar, and particular focus was made on making this fixing as strong as possible, as this is often the area of weakness on other brake levers, with threads stripping out. We used a crmo bolt and barrel set up as it is a stronger material and in using the barrel rather than a fixed thread the bolt can align itself into the perfect clamping position. Ultimately, this means when you tighten this lever on your handlebar, it’s going to stay put! The main part of the clamp is die cast 6061 alloy and the lower hinged section is cold forged for increased strength. The pivot pin is also made from crmo to ensure the hinge is as strong as possible.
To keep the lever pivoting smoothly we use a high quality two piece brass bushing which is machined to the perfect tolerance so that the lever clamps firmly but at the same time can hinge easily. We felt this was very important, as it is the feeling you get through your finger which reassures you how strong your brake is, and that you can trust it to hold when you need it.
We felt the lever deserved similar attention on the barrel adjuster, so we designed our own shape that blended perfectly with the lever, and used a CNC finish to ensure a precise fit and function. The final details were added with laser etched éclat logos to the clamp lever end.” – Eclat