Forget Everything, Here’s Why You SHOULD Brake In Corners!

Published on November 23rd 2022


One of the things we’re taught when learning to ride a bike is not to brake in corners, but is this actually a myth? Hank spoke to one of the best bike handlers on the planet, Alec Briggs, about the technique of trail braking, which is the act of feathering your rear brake around corners. Is this skill the secret to cornering faster and more safely on the bike?

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0:00 Intro
2:48 How to trail brake
4:31 Trail braking demonstration
5:04 Why trail braking makes you faster
6:28 How do disc brakes help?
7:01 Trail braking in a group
7:39 Dive-bombing
9:36 How to build confidence at speed

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