No idea what a ' cutting brake ' is ?
This is based on incorrect assumptions !If I need to stop in a hurry I don't trust myself to apply even pressure and not put myself in a ditch or out into traffic
Hase the biggest Delta trike manufacturer in Europe has been selling their trikes for years with only rear brakes on separate levers .
I owned a Hase for maybe 6 years and been riding my current Python for 6 years , it now has individual rear levers/brakes there handling is benign even with one wheel locked up and in no way dangerous. Due to the position of the Python's pivot it wiggles and drifts towards the unbraked wheel this is easily tamed with the handle bars.
The situation of 2 brakes on one lever [ unless essential due to disability ] IMHO is asking for trouble ?
- do you think you can adjust 2 brakes to start braking at the same time ?
- do you think they can be adjusted to give the same force at the same time ?
- what if one wheel locks up ? do you release the brakes to unlock it ?
- so you have the lever mounted on the right hand side , how do you indicate right and brake at the same time ?
A front brake with a friction lever however is very handy as a parking brake , especially when loaded or with trailer etc