[200q20v] G60's vs. UFO's

Glen Powell gpowell at ennovatenetworks.com
Fri Feb 9 12:15:00 EST 2001

Couple of things to consider...

The best braking is not obtained with the wheels locked-up. Near lock-up
generally provides the best stopping performance (Gs) and shortest stopping
distances. ABS attempts to do this. Experienced racers do this all the time,
'threshold braking' they call it I think, braking up to and on the threshold
of lock-up.

The higher torque possible with the larger diam rotors can only help. Think
about the extremes, a tiny rotor and a huge rotor, what is going to work
better.... the larger diam rotor, all else being equal. Long pry bars work
better Vs short pry bars on much the same principle, leverage.

Also, heat needs to be considered. The larger rotor has more mass and will
be able to absorb more heat before fade is encountered. All else being equal
the larger and more massive rotor will again provide the best braking




<I guess what I don't understand is that if I'm able to lock the brakes up,
<activate the ABS, with the G60's, in other words, reach maximum braking,
<very little effort, what advantages would the UFO's offer?  Isn't maximum
<braking maximum braking?
<Please excuse the ignorance.
<Paul Luevano            |  AMA #418487  |'99 CBR 600F4  (Racebike)

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