Jack is normally a front brake kind of guy, but the Husky’s stock front brake is so strong that he stayed away from it. The power, and not enough lever feel to make him comfortable with it, on the new bike’s front brake meant he was using the rear brake more. To help him feel more comfortable with the front brake I beveled the pads to take away some of the strong initial bite. For the rear, which was being used heavily, I bled the fluid for every ride. Nihilo makes a rear brake carrier to use a big bike brake on this machine, and if this was to be our year-long racer that’s an upgrade I would make for sure. In my opinion it’s worth the investment.