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Downhill - best method?


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So you are rushing down a bump and need to slow down quickly to make a corner- Do you hit the back brake and skid down, or hit both brakes?

If I hit the back brake then the back feel skids not exactly fully in control but at least the front wont lock out ?!

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Your front brake gives you 70% of your traction. If you don't use it you are not going to stop very quickly.

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Use both brakes. Get your weight over the back wheel and try not lock up. Alternatively, lock the back, pitch it sideways, drag your foot and steer into the slide!

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And DON'T, for F*** sakes, skid to a stop or around a corner when you're MTBing. Gives the rest of us a LEKKA huge braking rut to negotiate, and erodes the trail to no end.

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I don't race downhill but in XC I use both brakes, just put your weight back as Grebel said or you will buy some land somewhere in front of your bike!

 

:lol: I own a few nice pieces of real estate dotted all over the province of KZN...

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