I think it’s fitting that this is taking the place of my annual NAHBS post. This post is about idiots making decisions, marketing of garbage, and what happens on a ride when something that is supposed to work, doesn’t. 528 more words
The remote has a well-designed clamp, there are 2 threaded holes for inward-outward adjustment to get the lever positioned perfectly.
The barrel adjuster is very fragile, it can easily be bent or kinked, It’s likely this will happen in a crash if the housing forces it to bend, but it’s so weak you don’t need a crash for it to fail, I never crashed so badly that the barrel adjuster would bend.
Check out Peter Verdone’s post about remote:
the barrel adjuster on his remote snapped.
A closer look at the lever:
The bearing measurements:
Flickr album: https://flic.kr/s/aHsm6h8Mih
So far I’ve not had a crash where there was an impact on hte lever, So I can’t comment on this at this point.