Originally Posted by Mambo Dave
And I respect that, but I also don't understand how it can be relied upon in states like Ohio and Florida where old oil/coolant/cargo leaking vehicles are too common (or in Pennsylvania where chip seal road corners accumulate gravel), and traction in corners too unpredictable. Could I get away with it for a year? Probably. Year after year? Not worth the price to bet on.
Trail braking and being near the limits of tire adhesion are 2 different things, and sliding the front doesn't mean you're crashing.