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Has anyone taken a measurement for a better reach for comparing the OEM with aftermarket? I installed a new Varios lever for my front brake and I still can't cover the lever with two fingers for trail braking control. I can't be the only guy with short stubby fingers. When I remove the grip puppy and take off my glove I can just about make it happen, but prefer to wear gloves. Any ideas?

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I installed the Synto (long) clutch & (short) brake levers on my B this afternoon and what a significant difference. These levers feel like they're integrated with your hand and look and feel excellent. Thanks to everyone for the tips on the aftermarket levers, I appreciate it.
 

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I installed the Synto (long) clutch & (short) brake levers on my B this afternoon and what a significant difference. These levers feel like they're integrated with your hand and look and feel excellent. Thanks to everyone for the tips on the aftermarket levers, I appreciate it.
glad to hear where did you purchase the levers from ? thx
 

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glad to hear where did you purchase the levers from ? thx
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I bought them from Spiegler thanks to @garyculb posting about them. I bought the regular Synto levers which need to be ordered to your desired length of either long or short...not the Synto Evo levers which come with both, 2 long and 2 short levers to find your personal preference.
 
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Has anyone taken a measurement for a better reach for comparing the OEM with aftermarket? I installed a new Varios lever for my front brake and I still can't cover the lever with two fingers for trail braking control. I can't be the only guy with short stubby fingers. When I remove the grip puppy and take off my glove I can just about make it happen, but prefer to wear gloves. Any ideas?

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Excellent... post some photos if you have a chance!
 

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Has anyone taken a measurement for a better reach for comparing the OEM with aftermarket? I installed a new Varios lever for my front brake and I still can't cover the lever with two fingers for trail braking control. I can't be the only guy with short stubby fingers. When I remove the grip puppy and take off my glove I can just about make it happen, but prefer to wear gloves. Any ideas?

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Although I didn't purchase the Vario Levers, nor take any measurements of the stock levers, as mentioned here about the Synto levers I purchased and installed, below are some photos of my hand on the brake lever on setting 1 to give you an example of how close the reach is with my 2 fingers. The clutch lever is slightly out further by default on setting 1 than the brake lever probably due to making sure the clutch is fully dis-engaged when pulling the lever in so basically the same reach. Also shown is the levers in positions 1 & 6 to show their full adjustability range. It's hard to take a well angled photo with one hand so I did my best.
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Although I didn't purchase the Vario Levers, nor take any measurements of the stock levers, as mentioned here about the Synto levers I purchased and installed, below are some photos of my hand on the brake lever on setting 1 to give you an example of how close the reach is with my 2 fingers. The clutch lever is slightly out further by default on setting 1 than the brake lever probably due to making sure the clutch is fully dis-engaged when pulling the lever in so basically the same reach. Also shown is the levers in positions 1 & 6 to show their full adjustability range. It's hard to take a well angled photo with one hand so I did my best.
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