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ALTRider DualControl Brake System Sounds like a Very Useful Bike Add-On

Hear ye, adventure riders, lo and behold the nicest add-on for your bikes' foot brake levers, the ALTRider DualControl. It may look a bit weird in the first place, but once you've taken a minute to review your braking behavior when on the bike, things will start to make an awful lot of sense.
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There is a big difference between the way you actuate the foot brake when seated and how you work with it when standing, and the ALTRider DualControl is there to even things out.

When seated, a rider's foot tends to stay in an inclined position, with the tip of the boot lower than the heel. In certain cases, the foot brake lever position will even have to be altered to avoid pressing it accidentally.

However, when standing on the pegs, the sole of the boot lies flat, and you're probably starting to see where this leads. Actuating a traditional foot brake when standing is much harder, and requires a rider to shift his body weight.

It goes without saying that in many scenarios, this can lead to insufficient braking power or braking late, with potentially the same misfortunate results. The ALTRider DualControl solves the problem by adding a riser to the brake platform also known as "enlarger" and essentially offering two lever heights.

Both parts are made from aluminum, and can be ordered with stainless steel bolts that provide excellent grip even if your boot's sole is thick with muck. The risers can also be ordered in multiple heights, thus offering the most comfortable feel for various bikes, riders stature or boot type.

ALTRider offers yet another piece that goes with the DualControl system, called the Brake Snake. The Snake is a piece of braided steel wire that attaches to the bike frame and the extender/riser. It prevents branches and similar debris from becoming lodged between the lever and the engine, thus reducing the chances of crashing because of a brake malfunction.

So far, ALTRider provides DualControl systems and the Brake Snake for no less than 18 on/off motorcycles manufactured by Husqvarna, KTM, BMW, Honda, Triumph and Yamaha. The prices are around $65, and the extenders and risers can also be ordered with a black finish.

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