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Often thinking about this phrase while braking and can never agree with it. Without any doubt using both brakes provides more efficient braking, even when braking down the mountain. I can confirm it empirically every time when braking by one hand, when, say, right hand is busy eating a banana. Braking by both hands is faster and gives more control over the ...


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In reading the responses to this question, I noticed something missing, which hand should be used with the front brake. Yes, experienced or skilled cyclists use the front brake 95% or better all of the time, the rear brake is only a drag brake and only using it (locking it up) will cause you to skid and wear down your rear tire. I use to race/train with my ...


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Typing with my left cheek bruised and cut & sprained wrists. I was coming downhill reasonably fast on a paved road on a comfort bike (Giant Sedona DXW with high riding position) and my phone rang, so I reached for it with my left hand, while breaking with my right, just normally as I would (with both hands) not too hard I think and the front wheel first ...



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