What brake do you guys use if you have to brake around a corner? Front or back?
There was a hairpin at the end of a short straight at RFR last weekend. I kept braking later and later and eventually was braking all the way to the apex. Felt good.Front only, but I honestly try to avoid trail braking for the most part.
Get 95% or more of your braking done prior to diving in.
I don't think you are in the minority but you are giving a better answer. If you're going to use the brakes in a corner your front is your best option as far as braking power just as it is in any other situation. The rear can be used for additional control adjustments but if you are doing it right the rear can really only be used in a left hand corner. Why? If your feet are in the proper position on a right hand corner where you are running such a high pace that would require trail braking your foot will be back on the peg and not anywhere near the brake pedal. If it is your going to be dragging it on the pavement.I guess I'm in the minority, I use front brake only. For trail braking and to scrub speed if need.
Agreed. Have never heard of someone teaching trail braking with the rear brake. In fact, myself and most others rarely if ever use the rear brake on the track. I personally never use it.For everyone else suggesting to not use their front brake when trail braking they might not be ready for trail braking and might want to slow their pace. They might also want to read up on how trail braking is done.
Your Question is worded wrong coz No one Breaks in the Middle of a Corner unless you are leaning so bad that you feel the front end slipping then use the front to stand the Bike upWhat brake do you guys use if you have to brake around a corner? Front or back?
Not true at all...read about trail braking. Braking through a corner up to apex is normal, not after.Your Question is worded wrong coz No one Breaks in the Middle of a Corner unless you are leaning so bad that you feel the front end slipping then use the front to stand the Bike up
you do it before
To me, that is how I describe my trail braking. It is almost never a conscious action. If I feel I need to slow a little in the initial section of a turn I find that my instinct applies some front brake. I usually only realize it once I am on the brake.It's more of a "feel" for me.