Old 03-28-18, 06:13 AM
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The biggest argument against coaster brakes on adult bikes I have is not the drag they have, it's the drag that they don't have--like, when you need to come to a stop very quickly.

These were 3 different cheap generic bikes I rode a bit in the last couple years, not anything with parts that have names you'd recognize--but somehow the coaster brakes on them all worked about as the same. Any other kind of brake setup would be able to stop a lot faster--rim brakes, disk brakes or roller brakes.

Of course with rim, disk or roller brakes, you'd have two brakes--front and rear. Maybe if you put coaster brakes on front and rear they might work okay too I guess....
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