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best skidding and bunny-hop coaster brake?

Old 03-11-09, 06:04 PM
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best skidding and bunny-hop coaster brake?

anybody know what the best coaster brake for somebody that likes to skid and bunny hop alot. i live in portland and ride everyday rain or shine. what im looking for is a coaster brake that i can put on a set of velocity deep v's that is going to take a beating. i dont care about weight i just want a brake that wont take a **** on me in 6 months of wet riding. when i ride im usually always coming to a stop with a skid and i do alot of bunny-hops so i want something that going to hold together. i know poeple ride ss mtb but im not sure if they have coaster brakes for them. any help would be awsome.
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Old 03-11-09, 06:36 PM
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so you want to drift?! ^____^
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Old 03-11-09, 06:41 PM
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Can you skid with a coaster brake? Am I wrong or are the two mutually exclusive?
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Old 03-11-09, 06:44 PM
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you can, but only a knucklehead would actually want to. most people go with brakes because they actually stop.

skidding is something people look for in a coaster brake when they're looking to fake the funk.
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You can skid on non-fixed gear bikes. In fact, to be legal, you have to be able to skid a tire on dry/level pavement in most states.
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Old 03-11-09, 06:47 PM
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I know you can, with an applied hand brake, but I thought that coaster brakes didn't have the stopping force to skid the wheel on their own.
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If you take enough weight off of any wheel, you can skid it with any brake.
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rear brake.
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Originally Posted by xsnakobx View Post
I know you can, with an applied hand brake, but I thought that coaster brakes didn't have the stopping force to skid the wheel on their own.
The first mountain bikes were coaster brake cruisers raced downhill. Look up "Repack." Then, learn that it was named thusly because these guys had to repack their coaster brake hubs after each run (slight exaggeration, but lots).
Shimano makes a good one these days, and not too expensive.
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You can skid a coaster wheel with a lot less effort than it takes to lock up a fixed, since your forward momentum isn't pushing back at you.

OP: pretty much all new SS coaster hubs available in the US are the same design. Get a Shimano E-110. There's two versions, the only difference is one has extra large holes for thick ass spokes.

edit: if it takes a dump in 6 months you can replace everything inside the hub shell for about $12. Takes 10 minutes, tops.

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