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brake lines

Discussion in 'Riding Gear and Bike Accessories/Parts' started by rodcar, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. hi just after some info about brake lines thanks

  2. They are a very important component of a bike's braking system.
  3. The humble brake line was invented shortly after the wheel, however, the original drilled stone version was deemed too heavy by early caveman racing teams so they decided to run brakeless systems instead.

    Early racecars could be slowed down by either throwing the nearest female overboard whilst holding one of her legs, much like an anchor, or dragging ones feet into the corners.

    A throwback to this phenonenom can still be seem today in MotoGP circles, with riders such as Valentino Rossi & Casey Stoner employing it with varying degrees of confusion.

    Hope this helps.
  4. save your money............thats if you're considering braided :? not worth the trouble for the difference unless you plan to be track racing all the time where braking is hard and subject to fade..........
  5. depends on the bike and the era. Modern sports bikes, yep there is something in what you say.

    Older non sports bikes brakes will see a marked improvement in brake responce with braided lines.