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Braking skills

The front brake can provide you with very good braking force, but it can also turn you into a flying man. Here we tell you how to brake.

1) Move the center of gravity backward when using the front brake

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 (lower your body, and move your hips back) when you start braking. The more the center of gravity moves back, the more braking force you can use.

You can practice in the sand or on the slippery flat ground. Accelerate your speed and use different forces to press your front and rear brakes. Learn how to control your brakes. Or ask the master how he uses the brake when riding.

2) Reduce the front brake force when turning

As with driving a car, you have to slow down when turning. If you press your brake hard when turning, you will slip and lose control. Use your front and rear brakes at the same time when turning to slow down your speed. When braking, the reaction of your front wheels will be reduced, so reducing the front braking force will make your turn more perfect.

If you are making a sharp turn downhill and need to use the brake, try to use the force of the rear brake. For example, on the flat ground, when braking at the last moment, lower the center of gravity backward with 30% of the front and 70% of the rear braking force to brake.

3) Do not depress the front brake excessively

“Inertia is your friend”, 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 nose down.

If you use the front brake during a steep downhill turn, you must control your front and rear brakes at the same time. Do not press the brake with excessive force all the time. At this time, you can release and press the brake to prevent the brake from locking.

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