@raymondu999 I’m not actually talking about the game to be honest, because as I stated earlier I haven’t played it enough to know about the setups and effects of switching the brake bias. I was talking about real life and that one of the reasons for moving the brake bias rearwards, would be to use trail braking.
No need to worry about being too harsh – at least I learnt something new. The thing is that I have heard it from various sources. What I meant by without ABS was actually an experiment where a car arrived at a point at the same speed and the driver just hit the brakes as hard as possible. With ABS disabled and all four wheels locked the car stopped earlier than with the ABS engaged. Maybe it was some combination of tyres, road surface, weather conditions and possibly the qulity of given ABS system that lead to this particular result. I think that it is just a common misconception then.
As a side note on ice for an emergency situation without ABS it is safest to hit the brakes as hard as possible, because locking some of your wheels will send you into a spin while locking all four you lose control but you move in a generally straight line and have the ability to regain control by letting go of the brakes and pressing the clutch.