Product Review - Renthal Gen 2 Intellilever

When you think of Renthal, you think of a company that provides the best products to the best riders. It's a company that has established a reputation for winning, and that's precisely why their products are used by riders like Ryan Villopoto, Chad Reed, Kevin Windham, Dean Wilson and the entire Pro Circuit team. Whether it's handlebars, chains or this new Intellilever clutch lever, Renthal products are the best in the motocross industry.

Unlike other unbreakable levers on the market, the Renthal Gen 2 Intellilever can dislocate in a full 270 degrees of motion in any direction. By incorporating an internal spring and cable system, the lever blade could "pop" out of place during a crash and then easily return to its original location afterwards. This design allows users to completely tighten the clutch and brake perches so that they wouldn't move during a crash and have to be banged back into place.

Here's the list of improvements that have been made on the Gen2 Intellilever for 2011:

  • Lighter Overall Weight -- The Gen2 levers are 15% lighter through extensive use of our 5 axis CNC machines.
  • Slimmer Forged Lever Blade -- The new forged lever blade has a more ergonomic feel while also increasing strength. The lever blade also features a laser etched logo and black hard anodized finish.
  • Revised Lever Pivot Joint -- The new shape of the lever pivot joint allows it to return to its home position more easily while also preventing inadvertent dislocation.
  • New CNC Machined Clutch Perch -- The perch is now fully CNC machined from billet to increase strength and reduce weight. New backing plate and laser etched torque specs along with OE style 8mm flange bolts for easier installation and maintenance. Perch is now hard anodized black.
  • New CNC Machined Cable Adjuster -- The new on-the-fly cable adjuster receives a new shape and larger adjustment detents for a more positive feel.
  • Updated Lever Reach Adjustment -- The lever reach adjustment screw has been relocated for easier use while mounted on the handlebar.
  • Updated Lever Shroud -- The lever shroud has a new shape and material which improves durability and ease of assembly and maintenance.
  • New CNC Machined Hot Start Assembly -- The new CNC machined hot start assembly is more durable and available as an optional item now.

Gen 2 Intellilever

Motosport.com Price - $169.99

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