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Cornering (and use of the Front Brake)
#21
Cheers Chaps. Some excellent advice as always.
Its clear that this is a mental issue. I need to train myself to brake before the corner and then commit to it. Thus I also need to learn to corner properly. And I need to train myself to use the front brake less I think.
As for Mike's advice on berms...excellent cheers. I mucked up the berms on Barrys three times this week so I will try that next time.
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#22
"Tinc" Wrote:I must have missed something here as to me this sounds the same as everyone else is saying matey!

Nope, everybody is saying use the back brake & stay off the front whilst I'm saying use the front mainly, unless I've misread or misunderstood what others are saying. Undecided
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#23
"Tinc" Wrote:I must have missed something here as to me this sounds the same as everyone else is saying matey!

Nope, everybody is saying use the back brake & stay off the front whilst I'm saying use the front mainly, (my post was indeed confusing) unless I've misread or misunderstood what others are saying. Undecided

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Something from Bikeradar as  well

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#24
&quot;Laggingbehind&quot; Wrote:Nope, everybody is saying use the back brake & stay off the front whilst I'm saying use the front mainly, (my post was indeed confusing) unless I've misread or misunderstood what others are saying. Undecided

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Something from Bikeradar as  well

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Br one is very good cheers.
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#25
Lagging: yes the front brake is mainly used to slow you down as it does over 70% of the braking just like with a car but you shouldnt be using it whilst in a turn as you do your braking before it which is what Blackers was asking about and people are advising on.
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#26
What breezzzz says, if you just used the rear brake your be doing wicked skids everywhere.
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#27
I agree with breezer.  Practice , practice practice.  Take a ride just to learn new skills.  Probably best on your own or with 1 or 2 others.

Find a corner and try a few different things for the same corner. Even try some deliberatly bad things to see what they feel like.

Dont forget feeling fast isnt always the same as going fast.
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#28
I think I need to ride smoother, like driving smooth normally makes a faster driver. Late over breaking will badly weight a bike like a car. Going to try and forget about speed and develop the smoothness and techniques for a while and I'm guessing the speed will increase without trying.
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#29
I will get out and try things soon. Not today though as I feel like ive gone ten rounds with Bruno.
This is a little OT but associated...I really need to get the hang of leaning the bike and not leaning my body. And getting the outside pedal down. I was doing this really well at BBBH late summer last year but it seems ive lost the knack.
Practice practice practice.
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#30
there's a good practice area in that little wood in the field near the start of BBH LLC rides - just before and to the left of the bombhole

nice smooth arc in the open with a smallish berm/groove (only a few ins high) - motor crossers made and its got a very slightly downhill run in so can start and try to do without breaking and build speed up, no major trees on exit and space either side for spills and then ride 100 yds or so and do again

smooth entry plus loads of different entry lines possible

its also pretty quiet in there most times
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