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  1. #1
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    SRAM Force (2011 edition) Left Brake/Shift Lever? Bent??

    I have a bike I built new with SRAM Force components, and only recently noticed that the left brake/shift lever angles out from what would be the centerline of the lever (toward the left) much more than the right lever does (toward the right). Nothing appears bent, nothing is scratched up to indicate damage, and the bike has never been wrecked.

    Was this difference in angle a feature of the ergonomics or did I miss an adjustment?

    Thank you

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    nothing to worry about, they do bend outwards. That it appears to bend more than the right might be your dominant eye. if it bothers you, use a ruler along the bars to measure alignment.

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    Heheheh. Looking at the bars, the left lever is out farther from the centerline of the bar. Doesn't look like anything is bent or installed differently, just looks like it is part of the design. Odd...

    I do like this part group...vintage 2011..but it sounds like bike tech is just relentlessly marching on. These are beautiful components but it seems to me that folks in racing have to buy a new bike every few years nowadays to keep pace with evolving technology/stay competitive with similarly-abled peers.

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