Due to some concerns expressed about the performance of the product, please see the company’s website (TCB Brake Systems) and read their own concerns. Please disregard the below review that we did years ago.
Have you locked up your brakes and looking for a motorcycle brakes upgrade? If so, the TCB/Traction Control Brake system is a very legitimate alternative to motorcycle ABS. You get shorter stopping distances and better control during panic stops than you do with ABS or without ABS.
I have ridden with the TCB System for the last 9 years and it is awesome. It works so good the company lets you use the system and if you don’t like it, return it for a 100% refund.
So, what’s the difference between the TCB and ABS? The TCB functions mechanically and when pressure builds up in your brake system when you apply the brakes, the TCB starts working.
Pressure increase in your brake system always occurs when you apply your brakes and they start to lock on the high and low spots on the rotor. With the TCB installed, it allows your pads to float and/or drag over the high and low spots on the rotor by absorbing the pressure spikes. The TCB absorbs this pressure via a rubber diaphragm inside the System.
ABS for motorcycles functions electronically. As pressure builds up in your brake system, the brakes rapidly lock and release.
Why is the TCB System superior to ABS? Not only is it eighty percent less expensive, but you also get maximum braking right before the wheels lock. With the TCB you are right on the edge of locking up your brakes during panic stops, but without it actually happening. Since ABS briefly locks and then totally releases, you are not getting maximum braking.
What is the difference in stopping distance? It is significant, between thirteen and twenty-eight percent! Read more at TCB Brake Systems.