Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - Front brake or not
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09-17-05, 08:34 PM
Hey guys i need some help. I have a ss mt bike and i am thinking about taking off the front brake and use just the back. Disc brakes. Most of the trails that i ride are flat but very rough. Any ss mt bikers out there just use your back brake or is it a safety issue. Let me know. And feel free to post your bikes.
09-18-05, 12:41 AM
Dude bad idea. What is the reasoning behind that? Most of your stopping power comes from your front break. And unless you're a total weight weenie why drop either on an mtb?
09-18-05, 01:59 PM
if you do anything other than DJ or Street on your MTB forget about it. Your technical ability in the trails will suffer and youll end up skidding the woods to ****
09-18-05, 02:02 PM
Stick with the front brake. Skidding is the number 1 way trails are destroyed. Tread lightly.
09-19-05, 08:05 AM
Yeah, there are about a million reasons to keep the front brake on, and maybe two to take it off. Keep that brake on, and be safe.
09-19-05, 08:11 AM
I preferred when you were asking about a "front bike" - that question was easier for me.
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