Tips for braking


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2022-10-12

The front brake can provide you with excellent braking force, but it can also turn you into a flying person. Below, we will show you how to brake.

The front brake can provide you with excellent braking force, but it can also turn you into a flying person. Below, we will show you how to brake.
1. When using the front brake, move the center of gravity back
When you use the front brake, your center of gravity will naturally move forward due to inertia. You must practice consciously moving your center of gravity back (lowering your body and moving your buttocks back) when you start braking. The more your center of gravity moves back, the more braking force you can use.
You can practice on sandy or slightly slippery flat ground, accelerate your speed, use different force tracks to press your front and rear brakes, and learn how to control your brakes. Or ask the expert how he uses the brakes while cycling.
2. Reduce the force of the front brake when turning
Just like driving a car, you must slow down when turning. If you press your brakes hard while turning, you will experience side slip and lose control. When turning, use both your front and rear brakes to reduce your speed. When braking, the reaction of your front wheels will decrease, so reducing the front braking force will make your turn more perfect.
If you are making a sharp downhill turn and need to use the brakes, try to use the force of the rear brakes as much as possible. On flat ground, when braking at the last moment, lower the center of gravity backward to apply 30% of the braking force from the front to 70% of the braking force from the back.
3. Do not excessively press the front brake
Inertia is your friend, and you need speed to pass through rocks and obstacles. Otherwise, the wheel will stop rotating and throw you over the handle. Excessive pressure on the front brake will cause your center of gravity to move forward, leading to a downward tilt of the front of the car.
If you use the front brake during a steep downhill turn, you must simultaneously control your front and rear brakes and not apply excessive force continuously. At this time, you can release and press the brakes one by one to prevent the brake from locking up.