Yes, It does rain alot here in BC. Especially on the rock, Vancouver Island. I typically don't do alot of riding in the rain , not intentionally that is. I leave the bike at home when it rains here because when it rains here it rains hard and typically last 3 days or more at a time and some times weeks on end. I will see what the pro riders/testers have to say about it, after they have put it through the grinder. I don't think the weight would be so much of an issue as the pulsing would be, seeing how I'n use to the normal brakes on a bike, less the abs. I can always find alot of other ways to spend a $1000.00, that I would save by not getting that option. I'll have to decide when the time comes. Thanks for your input guys, apexismaximus.