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Old 05-21-20, 01:51 PM
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Mikefule
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Originally Posted by TugaDude View Post
I think it is a great idea and look forward to future posts when you've had the chance to test it for yourself.

I would still run a front brake. Front brakes are very efficient and will supplement the braking of the rear hub. And, although it likely will never happen, should something go wrong with the rear brake, you can still safely stop your bike.
Always have a front brake. The front brake does most of the work. When you brake hard, your weight is thrown onto the front wheel (more grip) and off the back wheel (less grip). On a good surface, the front brake is your friend. On a bad surface (ice, loose gravel, mud) or for slowing smoothly in traffic, the back brake is your friend.
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