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Old 12-01-03, 06:18 AM   #1
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wiz tandem trike

I am considering buying a wizwheelz tandem trike, I believe it only has mechanical disc brakes on the front and no rear brakes. My concern is the hill I live on has a 18 percent grade for a quarter mile and I wonder if I have enough stopping power to ride down this hill
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The bike is shipped with Shimano Deore Mechanical Disc on the front. But for long down hills you should set the bike up with a drag brake. change out the rear wheel to use a tandem hub so you can mount a Arai drum brake on the rear wheel. The disk brakes will over heat if used as drag brakes on long down hills.

http://www.precisiontandems.com/arai.htm

Check with Wiz Wheels to make sure that it will fit before you order the bike.
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