“Dutch” bike brakes

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Re: “Dutch” bike brakes

Postby JakobW » 18 Aug 2019, 8:57am

ratherbeintobago wrote:How well would hub brakes stop a laden cargo bike?

IME they work well enough - my bakfiets has IM80s (I think?), and they're ok on hills. Anticipatory braking is advisable if heavily loaded, mind.

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Re: “Dutch” bike brakes

Postby mjr » 18 Aug 2019, 10:55am

Galloper wrote:One of the principle advantage of hub brakes is that they're unaffected by the weather and if you ride all year round as do the majority of riders in many parts of Europe, that's important.

In torrential rain or floods, water can still get into hub brakes, plus the brake cable can still corrode and freeze in its outer. Not unaffected - just less affected!
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