I want to replace the OEM one with one that has an integrated rotator style clamp to prevent broken levers out on the trails...not to mention the stock one really doesn't fit me very well (I am a vertically challenged rider with short fingers too:banghead:). There are lots and lots of options out their, but it's hard to choose.
I like the looks of the Works Connection vertical HS that is supposed to be mounted on the brake side, but am worried that my short thumb won't be able to reach while applying the brake at the same time (I have a tendency to tip over on some steep terrain:ride:). I've thought about mounting it on the clutch side, requiring my left thumb to push up on it instead of down..not sure if that would work.
I've also looked at the Sunline vertical HS as well as ARC versions, but I'm concerned about getting my short fingers to engage them.
What would be perfect is a HS that is on the clutch side and is activated by a horizontal throw below the bars. Haven't been able to find one yet that wasn't a part of a custom perch assembly.
Any and all help would be appreciated.
Just in case you were wondering...here's a pic of my ride. Needs to warm up a bit here in Northern Idaho before she gets muddy!
Edited by Moscow Roost, January 30, 2011 - 06:36 PM.
wanted to add another photo