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    My son has one hand (born without a left hand). He's an avid mountain biker (14 years old) and just got a new Norco Range with SRAM Guide T 4 piston Hydraulic Disc brakes. To date, we've had bikes with rim or mechanical disc which we were able to "tie" together and consolidate to 1 lever on the right, but the mechanics at our LBS haven't done a set up yet with a one hander in hydraulic. One option thrown out there was to use 2 levers on the same side, but I'd prefer to do something more elegant. Anyone set up something like this in the past that could give me some guidance and/or examples? Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by macky View Post
    My son has one hand (born without a left hand). He's an avid mountain biker (14 years old) and just got a new Norco Range with SRAM Guide T 4 piston Hydraulic Disc brakes. To date, we've had bikes with rim or mechanical disc which we were able to "tie" together and consolidate to 1 lever on the right, but the mechanics at our LBS haven't done a set up yet with a one hander in hydraulic. One option thrown out there was to use 2 levers on the same side, but I'd prefer to do something more elegant. Anyone set up something like this in the past that could give me some guidance and/or examples? Thanks in advance.

    Mike Cormack
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    I'd say something like this would be the go: Introduce | OutBraker : Safe Anti-Lock Braking | OutBraker

    Can't vouch for it myself as I haven't used it, though.

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    Thanks Rob. That looks promising. Will research further.
     

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    Default Re: Hydraulic Brake Question for mechanics

    There are hydro splitters out there that are a lot more streamlined then that one shown above, I have seen them, but I do not know the direst connect to them - many adaptive cyclists have some kind of dual pull brake system, as do I, but I go the easy way and use cable brakes with dual-pull levers from Tektro or Paul

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    Thanks Steve. Sorry, "direst connect"? Did you mean "direct connect"?
     

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    Default Re: Hydraulic Brake Question for mechanics

    Quote Originally Posted by macky View Post
    Thanks Steve. Sorry, "direst connect"? Did you mean "direct connect"?
    F'ing spell check.......

    Yeah - contact Jake here - I think he makes them himself:

    ReActive Adaptations | Offroad Handcycles - Bomber Offroad Handcycle



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    Quote Originally Posted by steve garro View Post
    F'ing spell check.......

    Yeah - contact Jake here - I think he makes them himself:

    ReActive Adaptations | Offroad Handcycles - Bomber Offroad Handcycle



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    Thanks Steve. Will check out ReActive.
     

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