Thread: ABS off road??
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:19 PM   #64
Nerb
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Originally Posted by viverrid View Post
FRONT brake is needed and in those conditions I don't want ABS in the front....It's the front where I would like the ABS off in loose dirt conditions.
Can you post a video of you locking the front wheel to mound up gravel?
I also note that you do specifically say "loose dirt conditions"... how loose would you say? Loose enough to pile up gravel in front of the wheel in the second or less that you have it locked?
I think people have a weird perception that ABS releases the brakes completely when actually it only prevents lockup. Granted, some people are awesome and can ride around with a locked front wheel, but for the rest of us mortals, there is never a time when we want the front to lock. The rear... yes, disable the ABS, but not the front.
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