Small 105 levers..how much smaller are they?
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    Small 105 levers..how much smaller are they?

    Talking about the 105-7025.
    I have medium sized hands (usually fit a L cycling glove), curious just how much smaller these are. Anyone have experience?
    Are the hoods the same length/size?

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Talking about the 105-7025.
    I have medium sized hands (usually fit a L cycling glove), curious just how much smaller these are. Anyone have experience?
    Are the hoods the same length/size?
    Do you have issues in use you are trying to address, or are you just looking to go from fine to better?

    I do know they are closer to the bar.... 4 mm is what the internet says. So easier to reach from the drops. They also seem to be lighter, so they might be shorter levers, and the hoods might be a bit smaller too. But finding that kind of measurement online would take more than a few seconds of time.

    You'd be most likely to find them in the wild on SMALL women's spec bikes, which can be hard to find on the LBS floor. But some phone calls might turn up an example you could feel up.
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    Fine to better, basically. I always thought the hoods on the hydraulic options are just too big/long, so if there were something smaller in overall dimensions, I would be interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideit View Post
    Fine to better, basically. I always thought the hoods on the hydraulic options are just too big/long, so if there were something smaller in overall dimensions, I would be interested.
    "Different ergonomics" is what is said, but who knows what that means in terms of the hoods? My guess is... nothing. Changing the throw is relatively cheap to do, production wise. Changing the hoods, for a relatively low sales item, that would cost.

    Given it's not a functional problem, I would suggest trying to find some in the wild and grab them to see if they will do what you want. They probably won't.

    Maybe someone will have some direct experience, but I've gone as far as I can with none.
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    Good point on the engineering/cost benefit analysis. Makes sense. I guess it was a long shot.

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