Originally Posted by

**SysResearch**
It is known that maximum braking occurs when the front brake is applied so hard that the rear wheel is just about to lift off. Skilled cyclists use the front brake alone probably 95% of the time. **This is incorrect.**

However, improperly modulating the force applied on the front brake will bring the bike to a sudden stop, rider and bicycle's weight shifts to the front thus generating a momentum (force) that will send the rider "sailing" forward over the handlebars and eventually the bike will flip. **All braking will transfer weight/force towards the front. It's true of bikes, cars, trains, everything. At some point you may lift the rear wheel and continue all the way over.**

Q1): Does anyone know what is the name in physics of this generated force.

Q2): Based on speed, bike/rider mass-height how can this force be calculated.

Any links?

Thank you anticipated