Originally Posted by vincentnyc
i guess in most situation except when going downhill in full speed and then u need to stop quickly and then use only ur front brakes...guess what happen..u will flip over.
Only if you don't know what you're doing.
You need to redistribute your weight and stiffen your arms. It's not hard, but does require practice and familiarity with your brakes.
When going fast down hills, if you attempt to brake in an emergency only using your rear brakes you will take a much longer time to stop than you would using the front brake. You'll probably skid as well. The flipping over seems to be done by people who are not used to using their front brake properly who panic grab a whole lot of front brake and are not ready for it.
Again, read what Sheldon has to say on the matter.
Last edited by yohannrjm; 08-25-08 at 10:04 AM.