I'm so glad none of the people who said "no" to ABS gets to determine bike design and technology.
If that was the case the only bikes on the market would still analog rigid frame with rim brakes. At best.
It's a constant source of amusement how many people compare emtb's to motorcross. Yet I'm still to find the emtb guy doing 60mph on a mud track with 100mm tyres, and I haven't met the motorcross guy doing 4mph down a wet rock slab
Yes I would. I'm frankly not a very skilled mountain biker as the only decent terrain is too far away for me to ride often enough to improve my skills. And when I'm there, it's usually wet and rooty. So, yes, anything that might help me avoid losing the front wheel and landing flat on my face again would be appreciated.
Definitely in favor on my slippery as snot, always wet roots/rocks. With my need for speed, front washouts are most common cause of crashes that aggravate old shoulder injuries & make sleep painful. If I would just slow down...but where's the fun in that?
Haven't crashed in months with the new '22 Levo geometry that finally fits my long torso, but would enjoy the descents even more with this. I predict us older gents & gals will love it. Younger chargers will have to beat their bodies up some more to feel the need.
If it can keep my face from burying itself into the ground at speed I am up for it. I don't care if it makes me stop faster or slower. I just don't want to lose my front wheel.
I have more than 100k km on a Honda CBR that does not have ABS and have luckily saved most of my front wheel slides, but not all of them. One of the most terrifying sensations of riding a motorbike and an associated fear that I am pretty sure limits me in the trails with my mtb/embt as well.
I do shiver with all those shiny roots and rocks and is not from excitement.
No, I want¨s keep my bikes as simple as possible, so no electronic suspension, seatposts, gears, tire pressure systems or what ever. It took some time before I allowed myself to install lights directly to the motor
I would certainly pay the extra for it for my wife's bike. She doesn't ride as much as me, and I tend to drag her out on trails that challenge her abilities. Also, after a front brake incident on gravel where she broke her shoulder joint, she has a mental issue with steep gravel surfaces. So, I think it would be absolutely made for someone like her.
For me... If someone gave it to me, I'd use it! I just hate all the extra wiring, electronics, sensors etc on the bike. I tend to buy things and use them till they die rather than replacing every year or two, so it is more crap to keep working.