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Need to practice quick braking - any hills nearby?

So, in order to keep my rims cool enough to use while riding down hill, i've been practicing quick braking for the last 3 or so weeks, and have become confident in my ability to control my bike while ...
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Fixed gear wheel NOT stopping when feet stop. Any ideas why?

I have a Pure Fix fixed gear bike. I've been riding it in single speed mode for a while but recently decided to flip the wheel and make it a fixed gear. My problem is that when I try to stop moving ...
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How to get weight over the back under hard braking

I've just been doing some hill repeats and killing the boredom I got thinking, what is the best position to be in when braking hard (emergency stop, coming downhill etc.)? Obviously you want to keep ...
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How to train front braking technique?

One of my mountain bike buddys has severe issues with downhill riding technique. By downhill I don't mean downhill racing in this context but riding down trails that are rather smooth but with some ...
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Caliper position effect on braking or suspension?

According to http://www.bicycling.com/mountainbikecom/featured-stories/jacks-not-here-man Where the caliper grips the rotor along its diameter makes no difference in braking or suspension ...
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Correct way to apply brakes [duplicate]

Just to illustrate that there are better and worse ways to apply brakes, here's an example of a less-than-ideal way: I was biking on a borrowed bike and getting used to the brakes. The front brake ...
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How Can I Increase My Braking Power?

I've been reading a bit about riding and braking techniques (http://sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html) and I'm having some trouble pulling off the hard front brake. I believe this is the style of brake ...