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Old 05-17-18, 08:50 AM
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I think it makes more sense in terms of mechanical engineering to have the brakes behind the fork, that way just like in the rear, braking will force the brakes toward the frame rather than pull them away. Seems like a frame and the mounting hardware etc should be able to handle compression better than pulling.

BUT that's not the convention the industry has settled on.

Now we've got disc brakes, and both brakes are behind the frame/fork, so that makes more sense.
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Old 05-17-18, 08:56 AM
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Quite a few TT bikes have brakes behind fork too.

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Old 05-17-18, 09:27 AM
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Yes, brakes behind the fork also gives the potential for some aero advantage
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Old 05-27-18, 07:12 PM
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Based on these questions, there is no way the OP is ready to work SAFELY on his own bike yet. Unless he is a big supporter of participating in a Darwin experiment, of course.
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