Do You Trail Brake?

Dr Ratbagg

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#21
I see trail breaking as mainly a track method. I would never apply or recommend it in the dirt.

"Trail braking is done all the time when racing to keep the competition at bay. One advantage of trail braking is that it allows the rider to extend the time and distance used to establish entry speed. This can be a real advantage if a bit more braking is needed for a tightening turn or to avoid a mid-corner obstacle"
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For me, the answer is sometimes. I am still learning the technique. We were taught it in Lee Parks' school, and I've also watched some other instructional videos and read articles from other schools.

I'm not as smooth at it as I need to be yet, but when I get it right it works great for managing weight transfer and traction.

It takes time to overcome decades of ingrained habit beaten into one by The One True MSF Way (which served me quite well). But there is power in learning new things.
 
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