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    Just picked up a never ridden 2012 Cube 130AMS. Normally would be way over my bike budget but no one was bidding on it on ebay so got it for about 1/3 RRP
    It is like it just came out of the box, has an upgraded deore XT crank & pedals too. Only odd thing with it the brake levers were the wrong way around, zero marks on the fasteners so cam out of the factory wrong. Do Cube sell in SA?

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    Nice

    I also ride with my brake levers different to "normal"
    I do this to have the front brake on the right, same as a motorcycle

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    Very good looking.

    I think the brake sides are up to manufactures, while looking at bikes the last couple of weeks i saw a number of new bikes bike with front/rear on either left or right.

    Also prefer them to be same as my MX bike


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    Quote Originally Posted by RvanZ View Post
    Nice

    I also ride with my brake levers different to "normal"
    I do this to have the front brake on the right, same as a motorcycle
    Usually your "strong" hand is your right hand. On a motor bike grabbing a handfull of front brakes causes the front shock to compress and the bike to stop.

    Grabbing a handful on front brakes on a MTB is how to go all out Superman
    So I prefer my right hand brake lever to brake the rear wheel on a MTB

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    Nice, like the cables tucked away in the frame. Also have front brake on the right side, being right handed I feel I have more control
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    never ever front brake in the right hand if you are right handed (unless you're left handed) as it is the hand you grab with instinctually you'll end up throwing yourself over the bar in an emergency stop, take it from me i was a pro cyclist for a lot of years and have had my far share of close calls always better to lock the back wheel than be highsided off you bike it's one hell of a long fall and a very painfull one no matter the speed.

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    have always had front to right brake, most UK supplied bikes come this way. After 30+ years of riding that way I think switching will end in tears
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    Always had front on the right. Much prefer it. Brain is wired that way now. Have a bud that rode for a while with front left. Ended up with a broken collar bone. Don't try to learn the bike. Swap to what you are used to.
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    All my bikes have come with the front brake on the right. I don't think I have ever seen one with it on the left. Even when I was a kid, they came like that. And motorcycles also have them on the right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZR6SGN View Post
    All my bikes have come with the front brake on the right. I don't think I have ever seen one with it on the left. Even when I was a kid, they came like that. And motorcycles also have them on the right.
    Strangely my 5 MTB's and my Road Bike have all been rear on right. All different brands too. (Raleigh, Scott and Cannondale) However, all my childhood bikes were the other way around.

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