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Why brakeless is so unpopular?

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You can even ride TGS without brakes.

But if in TGS if you really-really like some moves that can't be done without brakes, why almost every single street-trials(that alot closer to mtb:dirt/street and bmx) bike equipped with brakes?

And yet you can do almost all types of moves without brakes, so why there are only 1% of brakeless riders? It's really fun and challenging, and not so hard to learn. Plus this feel of absolute control of your bike, crazy balance and brilliant coordination.

Anyone can ride brakeless and stay alive(it's no more dangerous than trials with brakes). Some cool riders already proved that.

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Because some people prefer brakes, problem?

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i love riding brakeless mod so much less hassle no grinding rims every day

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Plus this feel of absolute control of your bike, crazy balance and brilliant coordination.

Does this not happen in trials with brakes?

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I rode brakeless BMX for a few months, and just generally found it not my thing. I won't knock it though, as I can appreciate how hard it is and the skill level involved, having seen flipp ride on quite a few occasions. I found in my brief experience you have to be very smooth, and its all about perfect timing. I ride with nige kilgar from hull, he was on a brakeless fourplay, and he rides it quite well

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Why do most of the people eat their bolognese spaghetti without beans?

I mean with beans it is very tasty only 1% of the eaters actually like and eat it like that?

Why cant everyone it this food with beans????

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I don't like crashes, I don't fix now I am no longer 15

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brakeless is fun. riding with brakes is fun. thats its really, its a toss up between the two, like trying to find out why some people use HP BBQ sauce and a few less use HP Hot and Spicy BBQ sauce. It all comes down to your own taste (punintentional pun there).

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why do some ride with skinnies,some with training pants?

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Brakeless is boring and you're making yourself handicapped, that's why. I do appreciate brakeless riders, but it's not my thing.

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Brakeless is boring and you're making yourself handicapped, that's why. I do appreciate brakeless riders, but it's not my thing.

I take it you've never ridden brakeless then? Boring is certainly not a word I'd use to describe it, in fact quite the opposite. It can turn a typical mundane spot in to something all together very different.

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I take it you've never ridden brakeless then? Boring is certainly not a word I'd use to describe it, in fact quite the opposite. It can turn a typical mundane spot in to something all together very different.

Actually I have, quite a lot. No you're just limiting the things that you can do :) Everyone is different and if you enjoy it, then great, but I don't :)

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Because just having a loud freewheel or freehub isn't enough.

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Actually I have, quite a lot. No you're just limiting the things that you can do :) Everyone is different and if you enjoy it, then great, but I don't :)

Not being funny, but if you can do half the things to the extent say, Flipp, Mark etc... can do without brakes, I'd be very suprised.

Brakeless is ridiculous fun, though its much harder which may be why you/others find it limiting/boring.

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I find brakeless a realy good challenge and I try to mix my riding as much as possible

sometimes I will start doing a line brakeless then do some braked riding then finish with a brakeless move

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Not being funny, but if you can do half the things to the extent say, Flipp, Mark etc... can do without brakes, I'd be very suprised.

I've never said that I can, or even anything about my skills brakeless....?

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I've never said that I can, or even anything about my skills brakeless....?

Why say its a limiting factor then? Flipps riding has proved its more versatile than anything.

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Why say its a limiting factor then? Flipps riding has proved its more versatile than anything.

Because it is, you can do more things/tricks with brakes.

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I suppose its each to their own.

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Ride with flipp and was massively impressed, but surely Williams is right .... Brake less is limiting to some extent

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with brakeless the only thing i miss is riding rails and up to backs. also i feel riding brakeless lets you do bmx tricks and get away with it

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Brake less is limiting to some extent

Yeah, but equally when I went back to riding brakes I found that was too. Having brakes on meant that it changed my whole mindset for riding and the way I rode my bike, and that was the clincher for me.

EDIT: C-c-c-c-context - this was when I ran brakes again for a month or two earlier this year, although the fact I was a TGS mod basher for 7 years previously should sort of back that idea up about my riding changing with/without brakes.

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Make a list of all the things you can't do brakeless. So flipp can do.them all in his next vid

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Thinking about it, I guess doing stuff to rails is limited....

drop gaps especially..

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