mark a. wrote:Negligence by the bike company, or incompetence by the rider?
I bet more people have hurt themselves by flying over the handlebars than having toe overlap issues (especially as TO problems tend to be at low speeds), yet I haven't heard of any bike manufacturers being sued for putting strong front brakes on their bike.
Well that means you cannot use a bike at low speeds in town and traffic or on narrow lanes when you might need to make sharp turns at slow speeds.
The Cube I had for a day was unsuitable and dangerous both in town and on country lanes.
How do you power round a very sharp bend going uphill (steep) to join another road? I do this often round where I live and have to slow to 5 mph select a low gear and as I pedal turn sharply to the left . With TO I would hit the wheel with great force and grind to a halt if not on the tarmac. That is just one example. I could give a long list of examples within a few miles of my house.
A bike designed with a bit of intelleignece would avoid these problems