Old 12-17-18, 10:42 AM
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So entry level road bike from BD or Amazon /etc comes with really budget ol'skool brakes.

  • They are not adequate (maybe dangerous), if you brake from the Hood position.
    This position is very inefficient (like only 50%)...and should be avoided.

  • They do stop adequately, if you're braking from the Hook position.
    This position gives your hand maximum 100% leverage.


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