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Offline Ant

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Are the front & rear brakes linked?
on: July 17, 2016, 03:57:07 AM
Can't figure out if when I squeeze the front if it is linked to the rear.


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Re: Are the front & rear brakes linked?
Reply #1 on: July 17, 2016, 07:55:10 AM
Yes they are linked. The application ratio is variable and depends on the speed/how much brake lever pressure is applied.
 
If you apply the front brake at low speed it will only apply the rear brake. If you have the NAV 5 look at the Trip/Bike Info/Last Ride readout and it will probably tell you that the rear brake  was applied more times than the front which is why the rear pads tend to wear out before the front pads.

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Re: Are the front & rear brakes linked?
Reply #2 on: July 18, 2016, 02:01:43 AM
*Originally Posted by Flashman [+]
Yes they are linked. The application ratio is variable and depends on the speed/how much brake lever pressure is applied.
 
If you apply the front brake at low speed it will only apply the rear brake. If you have the NAV 5 look at the Trip/Bike Info/Last Ride readout and it will probably tell you that the rear brake  was applied more times than the front which is why the rear pads tend to wear out before the front pads.

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