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Old 04-09-2018, 01:35 PM
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Brake pedal travel

I don't often use the rear brake on it's own, but there were some roadworks on the way to work recently, so I had a fair bit of slow riding to do and thus some dabs on the brake pedal. I noticed that the travel before it "bites" is a lot more than it is when I first squeeze the front brake so the linked-brakes malarky kicks in, then press on the pedal... is this normal?
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Re: Brake pedal travel

Yes, if you first "squeeze the front brake lever" the rear brake is applied as well as the front brake. So you will feel less travel on the rear brake when you go to use it in this situation. Integrated brakes...
One of the reasons people say "I seldom use the rear brake and look at the pads, they are worn out."
(of course the rear brake used alone has no affect on the front brake)
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