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    Front brake or not

    Hey guys i need some help. I have a ss mt bike and i am thinking about taking off the front brake and use just the back. Disc brakes. Most of the trails that i ride are flat but very rough. Any ss mt bikers out there just use your back brake or is it a safety issue. Let me know. And feel free to post your bikes.
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    Chris

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    Dude bad idea. What is the reasoning behind that? Most of your stopping power comes from your front break. And unless you're a total weight weenie why drop either on an mtb?
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    if you do anything other than DJ or Street on your MTB forget about it. Your technical ability in the trails will suffer and youll end up skidding the woods to ****

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    Stick with the front brake. Skidding is the number 1 way trails are destroyed. Tread lightly.
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    Yeah, there are about a million reasons to keep the front brake on, and maybe two to take it off. Keep that brake on, and be safe.
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    Men should never ride bicycles. Riding should be banned and outlawed. It is
    the most irrational form of exercise I could ever bring to discussion.

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    I preferred when you were asking about a "front bike" - that question was easier for me.
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