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    moto brakes?

    who here ride their brakes moto style. front on right rear on left?

    i do and i like it alot more. just wondering who does.

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    When I had mechanicals I ran moto, now with hydro's I run regular.
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    Regular.

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    Moto. I have to due to a handicap. I have virtually no hand strength in my left hand so I need that to control the lesser important rear brake.

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    Man that would take a while to get used to. Cant say that Ive ever tried riding moto, sounds fun though lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevor
    Man that would take a while to get used to. Cant say that Ive ever tried riding moto, sounds fun though lol.
    Took 1 year for me. All last season I was having to think my way through braking. Sometimes it would be natural but othertimes I needed to give myself a pep talk...

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    moto!

    forever and always!!

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    everyone's doin' it

    Last edited by mx_599; 07-08-06 at 12:39 AM.

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    heheh it would be pretty mean but funny to switch to moto without telling anyone, and then let your friend take your bike for a ride

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    Moto which just so happens to be regular in Australia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopper
    Moto which just so happens to be regular in Australia.
    Ditto.

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    Regular hehe

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    i can switch back and forth, when I ride dirtbikes it's no problem but when I'm on my MTB I like it to be set up like a bike usually is front on left and vice versa for rear
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    Regular, I definately see where the idea of running moto style comes from, it's just that I can't be bothered to swap them around and spend months trying to get used to them.
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    Wow, I never thought that many people used moto. When I first read this, I thought it would end up being like 10:1 not 2:1!

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    Moto is better since right hand for the front brake makes sense unless you are a lefty... but I don't want to switch, mainly because I am now used to regular set up and it would take me long to get used to the moto style and also because that when I do get used to it, I won't be able to ride a different bike without getting confused.

    So yeah, I ride regular.

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    i am suprised all these people saying that it will take them so long to get used to it. it took me like 2 or 3 rides to get it down and then another 2 or 3 to not have any problems with it.

    and it adds a little diffirent aspect to the same old if you are looking for something new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zx108
    i am suprised all these people saying that it will take them so long to get used to it. it took me like 2 or 3 rides to get it down and then another 2 or 3 to not have any problems with it.

    and it adds a little diffirent aspect to the same old if you are looking for something new.
    Took me eons to get used to it. Maybe because everything I do involving the hands requires me to think my way through it, "can I use left" "should I switch" etc...most people I know could make the change in a week.

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    moto, incidentally, it started on the road/commuting so i could use my left hand for hand signals

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    I just read that the cyclocross guys run moto because of having to mount and dismount the bike constantly during a race.
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    I had enough trouble learning rapid-rise shifting. The last thing I need is to try reversing the brakes after 15 years of regular. I'd just face-plant everything.

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    I run mine regular, but I went up to killington with a guy from New Zealand and he had to ask the guy there to switch the brakes over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarsparilla
    I run mine regular, but I went up to killington with a guy from New Zealand and he had to ask the guy there to switch the brakes over.
    does killington rent bikes? i have only been there to ski. and you are telling me that they had the moto style and had to switch them? that is opposite what i would have thought.

    edit:

    oh okay to maelstrom below
    Last edited by mx_599; 07-09-06 at 03:39 PM.

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    I believe new zealanders run moto. So when he rented the bike they had to convert from regular?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hopper
    Moto which just so happens to be regular in Australia.
    +1

    It was the first thing i had them do to the bike after i test rode it. Damn backwards Americans

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    Quote Originally Posted by mx_599
    does killington rent bikes? i have only been there to ski. and you are telling me that they had the moto style and had to switch them? that is opposite what i would have thought.
    Yeah, They rent Kona Dawgs (I'm pretty sure that's what they were) and like Mael said, They had the brakes set up regular and switched them to moto style for the guy from NZ.

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