Easy install, non obtrusive and easy to get used to. One of those trick items you don’t know you need until you get into a tricky situation. Welcome addition to my KTM because where I live, the mountains of Washington State, tricky situations are around every corner. Thanks Ox-Brake!
2012 KTM 250XCW with Rekluse EXP clutch. The left hand rear brake is the best thing since the auto clutch. It is very simple to install too! I primarily ride Rocky Mountain single track trails and the LHRB makes riding way more fun in the technical stuff. It is now my primary rear brake control; especially on switchbacks and long downhill descents. It allows more control and balance when standing on the pegs. I am using it for 80% of my rear wheel braking now. Combined with the Rekluse, it is like cheating. The price point makes it a great value too (1/2 the price of the Rekluse LHRB and way easier to install, BTW). This a a quality piece. Go for it, you won’t regret it. I just put one on my KTM 530EXC too.
KTM 350 XCW, just want to say I am so pleased with your brake system. We were riding in the Mountains of So. Calif. About halfway through the ride I decided to concentrate on using only the LHRB. I a matter of maybe 10 minutes I became comfortable with the brake and it’s increased control ability. You can maintain better balance on your pegs. When turning Right you can have your foot out and ready instead of on the olld brake pedal. After that point I did’t even want to touch the old rear brake pedal. I have been riding since 1972, the OX LHRB gave me more than I expected. I will never own a bike without one. Thank You
Installed on my 2013 KTM 250xcw. This mechanical system is very easy to install and does not interfere with the original hydraulic rear brake operation. It provides much better rear brake feel and control than the foot pedal. Going to put one on my other bike.
2010 KTM 450 EXC w/Rekluse EXP. This is an awesome set up for the price and EASE of installation. Took me longer to change out my stock control switch to make room for the lever than it did to install the entire brake kit. Love not having to bleed the system and if either the hand or foot levers get broken you still have the other for rear braking. I have ridden three times now and works just like all of the comments above say. AWESOME. 2nd best upgrade next to the Rekluse. Thanks Chuck for developing this great upgrade.
I recently installed the OX-Brake on my 2006 KTM 400. By my second ride I was no longer using the rear brake pedal at all. What a convenience! I am able to maintain body position in those places where I want some rear brake and can also keep my right foot out on steep, downhill right hand corners. Plus it’s invaluable when I’ve had to bull dog the bike down a rock face beyond my skill level. I can simply modulate both brakes right from the handlebar. Technical support was fantastic!
Now I don't know if these emails help at all, but I have Rekluses on all the family bikes and rear handbrakes. I have had on 4 different bikes all from Rekluse.... Their most recent one that is hydraulic made through Hayes has nothing on yours (Dont't like throwing dirt so I will not say anything more). Yours is more powerful incredibly simple and takes up zero handlebar room. Bravo on a great affordable, simple, well built product....
Installed one on my KTM XCF-W along with a Rekluse. Love it.
At first I was skeptical… Of course.. Another “new” product we “must” have, but after buying and installing,(rather easy install i might add)..I was like this is some real S…!!! Works as advertised.. you don’t realize you need it till you have it!! Great product!! Highly recommend to all wood-be Erzbergers out there!!
This is a copy of an email sent to firstname.lastname@example.org "I just installed an OX-Brake on my Beta 2016, 250 RR, it was straight forward and easy!" I have had two bikes with a hydraulic LHRB and both developed spongy action requiring bleeding after the brake pads were about half worn. I think the small fluid volume is the culprit. The OX unit takes up a smaller space on the handlebar which is outstanding if keeping the stock clutch lever. I'm primarily a foot brake user. I use the LHRB on long rocky steep downhills and in billy goat/trials situations. "Worth its weight in gold with the right foot (or both feet) on the ground. After a 25 mi. single track test today, I'm happy. "At half the price of the competition its a bargain." Dan A., Payson AZ (February 10, 2016)