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    Removed My Front Brake Rotor

    I got sick of it always rubbing. I could never get it to spin freely so today I just removed it. Who needs front brakes anyway !! My rears work just fine. Saves weight too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    I got sick of it always rubbing. I could never get it to spin freely so today I just removed it. Who needs front brakes anyway !! My rears work just fine. Saves weight too.
    You will be happy up until the tree.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Last edited by ca7erham; 09-29-08 at 05:17 PM.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    are you guys such bad riders that you NEED both brakes ? i dont. i ride hills ALOT and cruise on the down hills. if i was one of those loser "down hill only extreme dorks" then i might need some front brakes.

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    You obviously arnt riding very steep hills if you dont need you front brake. Or you are locking a good bit.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    are you guys such bad riders that you NEED both brakes ? i dont. i ride hills ALOT and cruise on the down hills. if i was one of those loser "down hill only extreme dorks" then i might need some front brakes.

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    I, for one, think it is great. It is like survival of the fittest right before our eyes. Have someone send us your obituary.
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    I use my front break more than anything. And I don't slow down ever. I don't see how you could go without.
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    Old habits die hard. I use my rear brake more due to my BMX background.

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    suicide...
    you must not ride real aggressive trails..
    you couldn't get it aligned right because
    A its warped
    B your a hack
    C both

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    Whats a hack? Could also be a prob with his hub
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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    The caveat with a strap-on, of course, is you will have to get creative with a couple of lock cables and an anchor point

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheeto View Post
    suicide...
    you must not ride real aggressive trails..
    you couldn't get it aligned right because
    A its warped
    B your a hack
    C both
    I'm both and I've just gotten used to the fact that one of my rotors will always rub because one is always slightly warped. I dont care.
    “Speed has never killed anyone, suddenly becoming stationary... that’s what gets you.”- Jeremy Clarkson

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    Whats an lbd. I have been gone for a while what did I miss?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    I'm both and I've just gotten used to the fact that one of my rotors will always rub because one is always slightly warped. I dont care.
    Same here. If I wanted free spinning I'd go back to post mount brakes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Danson View Post
    Whats an lbd. I have been gone for a while what did I miss?
    It's a new type of load-bearing decal that all manufacturers released early this year, due to defective imported steel and aluminum and most carbon. Almost all major brands were affected. If you don't apply the LBD's then you're bike is prone to catastrophically failing. I think originally the decals were available for free, but now that the warranty coverage for them is up it's around 2 or 3 bills for a set.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Danson View Post
    Whats an lbd. I have been gone for a while what did I miss?

    Read up here: Fox Decals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    are you guys such bad riders that you NEED both brakes ? i dont. i ride hills ALOT and cruise on the down hills. if i was one of those loser "down hill only extreme dorks" then i might need some front brakes.
    More like we are smart enough to think that riding offroad without a front brake is pure and simply a huge mistake that will hurt you and/or someone else. So before you call someone stupid, you may want to step back for a minute and actually think.

    A little factoid here:

    Once the rear brake is engaged it loses 50-70% of it's power due to weight transfer and rolling momentum, the front is there to stop you, the rear is to slow you down.
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    I want to see how the job was done. Can you post pics please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    Read up here: Fox Decals.

    I told a more flashy and larger LBD warning would save some more lives!

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    Do me a favor.......

    Take out a Million Dollar Life insurance policy and make me the beneficiary, because you are seriously going to kill yourself eventually riding off road with no front brake.

    Quote Originally Posted by SunFlower View Post
    are you guys such bad riders that you NEED both brakes ? i dont. i ride hills ALOT and cruise on the down hills. if i was one of those loser "down hill only extreme dorks" then i might need some front brakes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ca7erham View Post
    read up here: Fox Decals.
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    I've only got one brake on the crapper...and it's the front one.

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    i should have clarified.....i took the rotor off my bike that i train ON ROAD with. not off road. i wouldnt do it on trails. duh !!

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