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 Post subject: Brake biased? Mind Job?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:33 pm 
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Brake biased? Mind Job?

When you brake your mind tells you how hard to pull (M&M?) your front & rear brake, this depends on the terrain, your brain, your agility and how good your brakes.

On a car, BRAKE BIASED is a predetermined PERCENTAGE (%).

DOES ANYBODY KNOW what brake bias PERCENTAGE (%) we apply to our:
FRONT BRAKE?
BACK BRAKE?

If had to guess I’d say FRONT 60% and REAR 40%, approximately.

Anymore MORE educated replies with actual statistics on this?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 2:49 pm 
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Not sure
But what about the pull ratio of those new one lever electric v brakes?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 3:57 pm 
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I don't know, however when I was riding on the ice and pulled the front brake I knew instictively, within about 100th of a second, that it was too much. 1sec later I hit the deck.

That's all.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 5:14 pm 
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Must confess, I've never really thought of it........but I reckon it's back brake first to scrub off speed, then fully engage the back then front to actually stop- I know immediately locking the back wheel up can lead to it washing out.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 6:48 pm 
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I'd say there is no answer. We feel the unweighting and constantly adjust the bias depending on our balance.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:09 pm 
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Is this today's "thinking way too hard about stuff" post?

It's anywhere between 100% front/0% rear and 0% front/100% rear depending on circumstances.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:15 pm 
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You lot USE brakes... ? ?


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:27 pm 
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squeeze the front brake as hard as possible...stop squeezing when your face hits the floor. Bike stopped. Job done. Bias 100% front.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:08 pm 
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judging by brake pad ware 67.2% rear to 32.8% front


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 09, 2011 4:13 pm 
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srands wrote:
On a car, BRAKE BIASED is a predetermined PERCENTAGE (%).


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:wink:

WD :D


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