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Old 02-26-18, 10:59 PM
General Geoff
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Originally Posted by kap 7 View Post
i don't know anything about e-bikes but umm wouldn't you want the back to be using more stopping force than the front? Not much fun to flip over at high speed (~25mph).
Weight transfer under deceleration makes the front brake far more capable than the rear in scrubbing speed from a pure traction perspective. The harder you brake, the less the rear brake is capable of slowing you down.

This is why, given equal brakes front & rear, under moderate brake application the rear tire will lock up long before you're in danger of endo'ing.
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