Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Annandale, New Jersey
Bikes: 2014 Surly Steamroller, 1989 Nishiki Altron
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Originally Posted by SunFlower
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.
Last edited by Dannihilator; 09-29-08 at 10:00 PM.