I don't have a dog in this fight.
However, as an unbiased observer, let me take a stab at the answer Ian was
The key is the "A" in ABS. Antilock Brake Systems are supposed to help the
driver avoid locking up the brakes in a panic stop situation. Sometimes you get
a "slower" stop with ABS, but it is a more controlled, more consistent stop.
But then, I read the Helm manuals.
Here you are. It's an excerpt from an article on
www.howstuffworks.com which explains ABS:
Getting the ABS Concept
The theory behind anti-lock brakes is simple. A skidding wheel (where
the tire contact patch is sliding relative to the road) has less
traction than a non-skidding wheel. If you have been stuck on ice, you
know that if your wheels are spinning you have no traction. This is
because the contact patch is sliding relative to the ice (see Brakes:
How Friction Works for more). By keeping the wheels from skidding
while you slow down, anti-lock brakes benefit you in two ways: You'll
stop faster, and you'll be able to steer while you stop.
On Sun, 11 Apr 2004 08:05:12 GMT, "shiden_Kai"
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