Originally Posted by Coluber42
Used to pedal out to Lookout Mt when I lived in the Cap Hill area in Denver on my 48x17 Steamroller.
Going up was OK, but coming back down got sketchy, even w/front brake.
That's where two brakes is sooooo much better. You use both brakes to slow yourself - you're not doing hard braking so the rear is still effective and you can drag your rear brake (only) to control your speed.
Originally Posted by lubes17319