Avid FR-5 Brake Levers 2014
The FR-5 brake lever is an economical way to actuate your linear pull (v-brake) or mechanical disc brake.
I bought an early 90's Gary Fisher Tassajara off of Craigslist to replace the one that got stolen out of my garage. I stripped it down to the frame and bought all new components from Price Point for my single speed conversion project. I upgraded the old school cantilevers to Vbrakes and slapped on these Avid FR5 levers. They are light weight, durable, and stop my bike on a dime. The black color looks sweet on my modified GF. You won't find a better brake lever for the price!
I upgraded literally every part on my bike except these levers I kept. It seems like an insignificant component, but having a sturdy dependable lever makes the bike feel stronger as a whole. I've had hundred of levers where you can bend it up and down with a finger and even have had some snap off the bars, but this is a very strong comfortable lever. Mines all scratched from hitting the edge of trees, branches and a crash or two, but still working perfectly.