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    SS one or two brakes

    I was thinking to just leave the rear brake on my ss to save even more weight. What do you think? Thanks.

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    Totally. Worst case scenario, just jam your Vans in between the tire and seatstays.

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    I wouldn't.

    On trails, two brakes gives me much better control of my speed... in the few spots where I get up to any speed If I only had one brake I would never dare let my bike go fast

    In traffic, two brakes just gives me way shorter stopping distance, to avoid hitting careless drivers and pedestrians.

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    Quote Originally Posted by w00t!
    Totally. Worst case scenario, just jam your Vans in between the tire and seatstays.
    LOL

    Quote Originally Posted by perttime
    I wouldn't.

    On trails, two brakes gives me much better control of my speed... in the few spots where I get up to any speed If I only had one brake I would never dare let my bike go fast

    In traffic, two brakes just gives me way shorter stopping distance, to avoid hitting careless drivers and pedestrians.
    Yes, two brakes!
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    Stick with one brake. On the rear. It keeps these threads to a minimum.

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    you would be much better off going out without any water at all. Lets face it , a couple of pounds slushing around on your back isn't helping anyone, is it ?

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    Unless you a dirt jumper in a familiar jump park, add both brakes please.
    Want some braking, bar-spinable without over-fiddly gyros; you can try one of these... http://www.gussetbikes.com/gusset/pr...hp?id=HSGU*NFS . Obviously you'll need a front disc brake.

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    Horrible, useless idea.

    Front brake for stopping, rear brake for control.

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    Remember that on a bike its rotating mass that has the most effect on how you ride. Otherwise its just easier for you to lose a pound than it is to buy $500 worth of stuff to save a pound. Or in this case make your bike a death machine to save a few grams.

    So, if you want to save rotational weight, get rim brakes instead of discs. But get two of them.

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    six brakes

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    Just think of all the grams you will be loosing from knocking your teeth out and bleeding all over the place.
    Brakes are not the place to shed weight.
    Pound 30-40 ounces of water before your ride and loose all the water weight, like someone else mentioned above and only ride with guys who carry tons of tools and spare parts. If you have a mechanical they have everything you need and you don't need to carry anything

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    Go fixed and leave 'em both at home

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    leave the seatpost & saddle at home as well.
    Only lamos need to sit.
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    Strangely enough, this year I had half a ride with no seatpost, saddle or chain. I'm guessing that makes me at least twice as hardcore as anyone on here.

    Quote Originally Posted by lubes17319
    leave the seatpost & saddle at home as well.
    Only lamos need to sit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big_slacker
    Strangely enough, this year I had half a ride with no seatpost, saddle or chain. I'm guessing that makes me at least twice as hardcore as anyone on here.
    Or just the worst mechanic

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    Quote Originally Posted by can't get right
    Or just the worst mechanic
    Thats far closer to the truth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markleo
    I was thinking to just leave the rear brake on my ss to save even more weight. What do you think? Thanks.
    Idiotic idea, that's what I think (unless you ride only uphill).
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    One of my super reliable Formula K18's gave up on a downhill trail. Bled six months ago, only a year old. It was on a downhill section. Thats why you should keep both of your brakes.
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