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Old 05-09-2010, 02:43 AM
Patr1ck Patr1ck is offline
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Default Re: where to put brake? Front or back?

Originally Posted by N8dogg View Post
I originally wanted to put a brake on the front of my cruiser incase my coaster brake failed on me but I was talking to a friend about the front and having it lock up and going over the handlebars with the sidepull front brake.It would be nice to have the front so I can stop fast but what if I run into the coaster failing and I need to stop going 30 with the front? Can someone chime in and throw suggestions out if I should put it on the front and not have issues with eating it ?
The brakes wont throw you over the handle bars unless you are trying to make that happen (leaning way forward). Front brakes are mandatory on MB's as, just like cars, 75% of the stopping comes from the front brakes. Just get some good bmx caliper brakes for the front and be on your way.

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