Many bikes are installed with a brake Levers which are usually placed in a bike’s handlebars for easy access on the rider’s hand whether it is a road bike or a mountain bike. As the biker activates the brake lever, it instantly transmits force through a mechanical or hydraulic brake system.
Bicycles with drop handlebars may be equipped with more than one brake lever for each of its brakes to properly facilitate the braking from any hand positions. There are many kinds of Brake levers that a biker can choose from which is the extension levers and interrupt brake levers.
Using Mechanical brake levers in a bike alongside a compatible brake will give it the advantage of adequate leverage and travel to activate the brake appropriately. With the use of the proper mechanical brake levers with proper length needed as it is pulled for the lever movement, this will ensure that its main purpose is effectively used.
Hydraulic brake levers functions through the movement of a piston in the fluid reservoir. Many bikers have mentioned that hydraulic brake levers are better used with the appropriate brake system design.
One of the advantages of using a mechanical brake lever is spending less for this cable mechanism but usually is criticized for the proper functioning of the Bowden cables. It is always advised to know the basic knowledge about proper lubrication and cleaning to ensure the reliability of your brake levers. Also make sure that repairs are used with the proper bike tools or better yet have it fixed by a professional.