12 Tips for better Cycling: Tip 9 – Do your best braking

Tip 9 – Do your best braking

To exert optimal pressure, brake with your hands at the ends of the levers.

For a quick stop, press your bicycle’s brakes firmly and slide your buttocks to the very back of the saddle. This will keep the rear of the bike down so that you don’t flip over the handlebars.

When you are on long downhills and in wet weather, try to “feather brake” by tapping the brakes and applying intermittent pressure.

In general, don’t squeeze your brakes too hard, and don’t squeeze the front brake first. Instead, apply firm pulses to both brakes.

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