I love the P.24. Sometimes I like to ride it on steep offroad downhills and keep it under control. Currently, my braking strategy is brake and bail if necessary. :)
According to http://bmx-bikes.findthebest.com/l/576/2012-Specialized-P-24 the brake is: "Tektro FX-340 U-brake, melt forged, single bushing, coil spring, 15mm offset arms, soft compound pad".
I just added a longer pad, that seems to help. What else might I try to get better performance?
There is some kind of mounting hole on my front fork. What brake could I mount on there?
- Q: "Can you confirm whether the forks on the P.24 are drilled for side-pull brakes or have mounting bosses for 990/U brakes?" A: "The bike is really not designed to run a front brake. Last year we did spec some with a front U brake on the same fork, but they required a an adapter which we no longer manufacture." (From http://specialized.desk.com/customer/portal/questions/507805-p-24-front-brakes)
I called Specialized. The person I talked to said that I could find a front brake that would probably work.
I measured the hole as having a 6mm diameter and 35mm length.