Re: Newbie here
Welcome aboard J,
We've got a Speed thread going now, near the top of the heap.
How fast does your bike go???
You might review that thread and see what riders are doing, with which combination.
And I would agree with everything Dan just said.
AND, bicycle brakes are really not up to sustained braking from the speeds you would like to travel at. IMO...
My goal is cheap, reliable, personal transport, below the tax collector radar. Fun counts for a lot!