Thread: disc brake
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Old 04-20-2010, 11:13 PM
rockhopper rockhopper is offline
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Location: Phoenix, AZ
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Default Re: disc brake

Originally Posted by Evan View Post
lets all just play nice.......
They are.

Get yourself in the habit of using both front and back brakes simultaneously every time you brake when on the street. That should be your default method. It will slow you down the fastest and will keep the bike from wanting to endo. Practice panic braking and control.

Think about it this way. When on a nicely suspended motorcycle if you only used the front brake to stop you would have front end dive. If you only used the rear brake the reverse would occur. Using both brakes simultaneously keeps the bike level and keeps the rubber on the road. Locking up either brake is usually the last thing you would want to do.

Now dirt riding is a different story...
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