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S3 Levers, or...?

Discussion in 'Trials' started by Thmp Thmp, Apr 16, 2020.

  1. Thmp Thmp

    Thmp Thmp Adventurer

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    I am in the market for some new levers and adjusters for my Beta EVO 125 (not factory).
    I have heard good things about the S3 Digit levers. https://shop-s3.com/gb/33-levers
    The only source I am finding in the USA is RYP.
    Unfortunately they want $24 to ship them California.
    Does anyone know of a better source with hopefully a little cheaper shipping.
    I am also open to other lever options.
    I am new to trials and value opinions and suggestions.
    Thanks for your time.
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  2. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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  3. Thmp Thmp

    Thmp Thmp Adventurer

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  4. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    Yes, my son and I have used the digit levers for years. Way better control (Feel) than most others. My son has actually ridden trials for twenty years now and he is 22. :lol2 More like a life time for me!
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  5. Thmp Thmp

    Thmp Thmp Adventurer

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    That is awesome that your son has been riding for 20 years.
    I am going to go with the Splat Shop. Unfortunatly I don't see the S3 lever adjusters on the site, only CSP and Jitsie. Strange.
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  6. y4m4

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    The threads should be the same. You just pay more the the S3 logo vs CSP. I have a bunch of CSP items from Splat Shop and they're all quite nice.

    While you're on the splat shop page, you should throw a couple of their el cheapo levers in your basket. A $7 lever is a good way to make friends at a meet! Besides, the exchange rate is quite favorable at the moment.
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  7. Thmp Thmp

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    Great info and great idea. I do have a couple CSP parts on the bike already so why not keep the trend going.
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  8. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    When I bought my bike, it had installed this reversible levers:

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    I drop my bike a lot, and they seem to be almost indestructible. I believe the brand is Zeta.
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  9. Zuendapp

    Zuendapp Been here awhile

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    I am not sure why shipping is high from RYP??
    Go to the RYP dealer list and find someone close that stocks S3, shipping should be approx. $8 plus or minus.
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  10. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    That' s the first thing Garrett did when he bought his Beta. He threw those crappy heavy levers in the trash can. Take a look at the top riders. Nobody on a trials bike uses them. Just like bark busters.
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  11. Thmp Thmp

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    That is a good idea. I already placed an order with Splat Shop but I will definitely be looking into the RYP dealer option next time. Thanks for the suggestion.
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  12. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    I'm not a top rider. Those 'crappy heavy levers' saved me several times from replacing the rigid ones.

    I have the OEMs in my toolbox, and maybe one day I will use them. Right now, they're working fine.
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  13. unospeeder

    unospeeder Adventurer

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    Those are Zeta and I agree with you. I throw my bike to the ground regularly and got tired of replacing or heating and bending levers back into shape. Now I just pick up my bike and look at the dents in the header pipe or the smashed spark arrestor but I don't worry about the levers.
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  14. Ymirtrials

    Ymirtrials Long timer Supporter

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    Yes, what he said. :augie
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  15. lineaway

    lineaway Long timer

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    All you guys buying that junk just need to learn how to install your levers and perches so they move when you fall down. I cannot remember the last time I have bent or broke a lever, but you need to plan and carry a spare.
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  16. jonnyc21

    jonnyc21 Trials Ninja

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    Run what you like and what you have had good experience with is my vote. If they are happy with the folding levers that is great, haven't tried them so can't speak to how well they work. On the other side I use some plumbers tape on the bar and set them in a bit and am fine, bent a lever or two in my day before doing that but non sense. I keep a spare in the car just in case, and this seems to work fine for me.

    I think the primary thing to consider is if you are braking/bending levers to often make a change, tape and adjust position or folding levers...

    Side note: If you feel you need the folding/Zata type levers but haven't tried adjusting the perch position, and maybe adding a bit of tape under them, maybe consider give it a go? :dunno

    In the end what ever floats your boat! :thumb
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  17. lineaway

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    This was a thread about S3 levers and options of purchase, not you should by this because my dealer talked me into it.
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  18. Norman Foley

    Norman Foley Devotee of the Husqvarna Supporter

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    Read the thread title again Bob..... :y0!
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  19. lineaway

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    This is as bad for a rider as the newbies trying to get other riders to buy cheap tire brands to save dollars. And Norman you need some Shinko`s. Yes I can read, but spending more dollars for an inferior product for a specific use is just silly, to be nice about it.
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  20. riabma77

    riabma77 Been here awhile

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    I checked the Zeta's price and they aren't cheap. If the break, not sure if I will replace them, or go with the OEMs. In the opposite way I'd have a reference, so it's hard to say.

    I already have a snug fit in my levers, and they move when the bike falls. Probably they're going to last a long time!
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