Rhino-Riders - Posted on 15 April 2011

Speeds that go up must eventually come down—sometimes in a hurry

Modern quads have three different types of brakes. Big machines like the Kawasaki Brute Force 750 have sealed, multidisc brakes that operate much like a wet clutch. For the most part, these are indestructible, even if they are heavy, expensive and complicated. At the other end of the ATV universe we have drum brakes. These are simple and inexpensive, and are only used on lightweight, entry-level machines. The vast majority of modern ATVs have hydraulic disc brakes, which offer excellent power, light weight and good reliability. But they aren't indestructible. We talked to a number of brake experts, including Aaron Hodak of Galfer Brakes, to get these basic brake tips.

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