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So the idea of a single-lever bike braking system isn't new - handicapped riders have been using them for a while now - but the Slidepad is an interesting new approach. In fact Jamis just announced they'd be including Slidepad brakes on some of their 2012 models (though probably not mountain bikes yet). Check out the video to see how this works.
Could this same approach work for disc brakes? If so it would be cool if you could also adjust the amount of feedback you get to dial in the mix between front/rear braking force you prefer.
I can see issues arise here with this product....For one thing...What if the cable brakes...You loose both brakes... Also how will the pad slide if the wheel was wet. When a rim is wet, it looses the friction between the pad to rim interface. If that happens then will the pad slide enough?
No way,too much technology taking away from the rider.Braking is an very important part of riding and now somone wants to technologize braking???Besides,what are you gonna do when decending a gnar steep tech section and your stupid slide pad cant keep up with your braking needs??even if they get em to work in any conditions,who cares,braking is a huge part of riding and I for one think that these things will take away from the aspect of riding itself......
quick,,,ride across the rainbow,before it turns to black.
Clydesdale Rider @ 300 plbs.
2007 Stumpjumper elite with a 2008 Fox Talas 32mm.RLC fork.
I'm with Steve on this one. I can see the concept working OK on a commuter or greenway cruiser. Might keep you from grabbing a handful of front brake at just the wrong time. Mountain biking you need to finese the use of both brakes, especially if its steep and technical. The disc brakes out these days do an amazing job at that.