I LOVE my double-pull brake lever, and I've never used anything else! I installed it before I ever had my maiden run, and I'm able to stop quickly without locking up the tires and skidding out of control. I use the caliper brakes in conjunction with the coaster brake. If I ever buy a different bike to motorize, I will not buy a multi-geared bike, but one with a single gear and a coaster brake.
tom, i thought that was gonna be a problem too, at first it was difficult getting them synched right. and it was hard to make a quick stop. but now, the cables have stretched to equalize, the bike stops great and i just can't believe these things aren't on all bikes. it absolutely rocks 8)
a. No redundant braking. I've had a china **** metal brake lever brake on me before. Good thing I had another lever to use to stop. The lever sheared at the hinge.
b. Brake modulation. With lots of sand on roads and offroad riding, I need a separate lever to modulate the front brakes to prevent skidding while maximizing stopping power. I don't see how a single lever could be adjusted to give me maximum front braking for asphalt, asphalt littered with sand, and off road dirt trails.
Yea i was going to get 1 and use it as brake/clutch lever where as you half to pull the clutch in to stop anyway.But for now i am just going to try having 3 levers on my bars and see how hard it realy is to stop and clutch and stuff.I would never put the front and rear brakes together. That is a bad idea in my opinion.Rear brake and clutch together sounds good to me.And front brake seperate oviously.
Real good point you make there.I never thought of that. No freewheeling would suck. thanks for pointing that out. I would of bought the lever for nothing cuz i dont want the rear and front brakes together.