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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 behavior....
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 ...
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 ...