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Old 03-31-2010, 04:25 PM   #5
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Location: San Jose, CA
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ABS is a double edged sword.

Sometimes I feel it does a great job and makes something easier or it saves my bacon. At other times the awkward feedback in the levers raises my adrenaline level and it's a very unpleasant feeling.

Most say turn ABS off in the dirt. I agree. Although I've found in some situations, it makes things easier. Like a steep downhill that's not rugged terrain, but has a loose surface.

In general, for off road use I'd say turn it off. It's good to develop a strong feel for your brakes. ON pavement, I always leave it on.

Just remember, if you get that strange feeling in the lever and you want more stopping power... release/reapply!
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