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Old 10-18-09, 08:59 AM
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The new guy is funny.
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Old 10-19-09, 09:32 PM
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Agreed.
I am not riding brakes, but I throw my demos on time to time.
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Old 10-20-09, 06:00 PM
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Ive been riding breakless since i first started riding bikes.

Ive been going brakeless now for a while though, now im just waiting for my back tire to be done and ill put my brakes back on.
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Old 10-21-09, 06:00 AM
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So you've been riding brakeless since you started riding, but you've only been going brakeless for a while now? Contradictions don't fly. Make up your mind please.
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Old 10-21-09, 07:00 AM
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Read it again, i said i havent broken anything since ive been riding, but i took the brakes off a while back, and i gotta say i do like it alot better than with brakes. it makes my bike look cleaner.
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Old 10-21-09, 07:38 AM
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Originally Posted by bmxkidinTexas View Post
Ive been riding breakless since i first started riding bikes.

Ive been going brakeless now for a while though, now im just waiting for my back tire to be done and ill put my brakes back on.

If you're riding brakeless in Texas, then you're breaking the law. Texas specifically requires a mechanical brake on bicycles which is capable of skidding the braked wheel.
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Old 10-21-09, 01:52 PM
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If you're riding brakeless in Texas, then you're breaking the law. Texas specifically requires a mechanical brake on bicycles which is capable of skidding the braked wheel.
no wayyyyy
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Old 10-22-09, 11:34 AM
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Originally Posted by Pscyclepath View Post
If you're riding brakeless in Texas, then you're breaking the law. Texas specifically requires a mechanical brake on bicycles which is capable of skidding the braked wheel.
Well i ride by cops all the time, state and local, they dont say anything about it not having brakes, even the sherrif hasnt said anything.
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Old 11-24-09, 06:36 PM
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I ride brakeless because i think it helps me do stuff bettter because i have to totally commit to what ever im doing and I cant stop likke half way up the jump or whatever im doing
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Old 12-13-09, 08:08 PM
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really, it depend on the way you ride. if your jumps/ skate park and tricks then brakeless is a good idea. no tangled up wires from doing tailwhips. and i know some people say a gyro but that adds weight and sure not allot but itll be a difference when you want a lot of height. if your trails then id say definitely kneed brakes. if you dirt racing then back brakes and give some length to the wire. so you can stop and go high and do tricks.
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Old 12-13-09, 09:55 PM
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really, it depend on the way you ride. if your jumps/ skate park and tricks then brakeless is a good idea. no tangled up wires from doing tailwhips. and i know some people say a gyro but that adds weight and sure not allot but itll be a difference when you want a lot of height. if your trails then id say definitely kneed brakes. if you dirt racing then back brakes and give some length to the wire. so you can stop and go high and do tricks.
How old are you?
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Old 12-14-09, 10:21 AM
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jesus christ

i didn't read this complete thread, but this is just like the brake vs. brakeless arguments in the FG/SS forum it never gets anywhere. when i rode BMX growing up it was always dirt and i always had a rear brake. what is this weight crap, im pretty sure my 15yr old Kastan is the lightest i've felt.

And i agree how old are some of the nimrods in this thread. (not all SOME)
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Old 12-14-09, 10:37 AM
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A Kastan? Isn't that just a leftover Redline?
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Old 12-14-09, 11:42 AM
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i believe something along those lines since Kastan was one of the founders of redline. I got the bike second hand in a box for $20. It was this old ladies grandson's bike. I have never weighed it on a scale but it is light, but its a sketchy 6061 aluminum frame. Every time i get on it now with my 6ft near 200lb frame i'm afraid its going to just explode.

Also i remembered my little cousin has my old 30+lb hi-tens steel bmx bike and he can jump it just fine and he only weighs 90 lbs. and is in the 9th grade, so i think weight is just something you get used to.
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Old 03-03-10, 02:26 PM
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I ride brakeless
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Old 03-03-10, 07:13 PM
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I wouldn't recommend it, on hilly terrain. Saw a brakeless rider barely make it around a corner on a steep road, last year, running a stop sign in the process.

I know a lot of guys feel it makes them smoother, having to pull tricks without brakes to help them. I don't buy the weight argument, at all. Guys used to have no problem pulling all kinds of tricks off on bikes that were pushing 30 pounds, before the second coming of the weight weenies. A complete brake system weighs what, a pound? it's gotta be less than two. If that's going to keep you from throwing your bike around with as light as things are today, it might be time to get out from behind the keyboard, and go ride until you've built your muscles up a bit.

As for being trendy, I remember when this fad started showing up back in the mid 90s.

I'm not trying to tell anybody what they should be running on their bike. If you simply don't want them, or like it better without them, that's fine. I respect your choice.

Me, I've always been really anal about how well my brakes work. I run brakes, and keep them maintained.
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Old 03-04-10, 06:00 PM
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i ride brakes. both brakeless and brakes have thier pros and cons.
Ex. my and some friends went biking today it was a new spot he rolled up it to test it, started to role back and i got to watch him fall ) while i did tha same pulled my brakes and didnt
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Old 03-05-10, 07:36 AM
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I have never heard of riding brakeless. I could never imagine riding without brakes- especially on a moutain. I think thats crazy.
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I have never heard of riding brakeless. I could never imagine riding without brakes- especially on a moutain. I think thats crazy.
Well, I guess it's a good thing that we're not riding mountains, huh?
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riding on mountains???? i didnt even know you could do that?
well there is that one spongebob episode where he drives a rock... is it the same principle ?

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Old 03-10-10, 12:58 PM
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Well, I guess it's a good thing that we're not riding mountains, huh?
I'm with you. Can't think of a time that i've ever seen a BMX bike on a mountain unless there were some trails close by.
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Oh I Must have misread the thread, like I said I have never heard or riding without brakes before. Whoops. =)
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Old 03-11-10, 12:15 PM
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I take it you're a roadie/MTB/etc?
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Originally Posted by tyler11 View Post
riding on mountains???? i didnt even know you could do that?
well there is that one spongebob episode where he drives a rock... is it the same principle ?
The post quoted above is awful.
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Yes I am... and I love it!
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