I recently got a Dahon Speed D7 and I have been having a real enjoyable time with it. The problem, however, that I realised with it is that when I brake with my rear brake while turning, the rear has a tendency to violently swerve. While I attribute it to my braking, I was wondering is this a problem exacerbated by having thin and slicky tyres? Too, could it be because I am locking up the wheel?
On all my other bicycles, there were no such instances of such swerving no matter how the braking, but the difference between them and the Dahon is that both have larger tyres.
I'm interested to know the reason as to why this is happening, so I can avoid this problem when commuting using the roads. I realised that using the front brakes rather than the rear brakes can help solve this problem. Also, in order to stop fast, is intermittent jamming of the brakes more effective than moderate but constant braking?