Originally Posted by IgoFar
....With the ABS off, the rider could lock the rear brake. The dirt piling up in front of the tire helped slow the bike to a relatively quick stop.
I like to be able to do that with the front also. But not at the same time! There are a lot of loose descents where the bike won't be able to slow down enough with just the back brake, The steeper it is the less braking power the back has.
Advanced pancreatic cancer found 04/2010. Have outlived +/- 97% of patients with this diagnosis, but 08/2013 cancer now in liver, vascular system and lungs with 20+ lung tumors. Sick/weak sometimes, not riding much. No more treatments & now under Hospice care.