Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: BicycleSPACE warehouse in SW Washington DC
Grabby refers to brakes not traction.
If your tire's tread is causing traction issues,nothing you do with the brakes will fix that. You need to run different tires. I always advise the folks who come to my clinic with cross and MTB's to switch to street tires if they're not going off-road or riding in snow.
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