Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Tucson, AZ
Bikes: Custom Zona c/f tandem + Scott Plasma single
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Bonjour de Tucson!
Anticipating your braking can also help; in other words, do not panic brake, but start feathering (alternate rapidly: on/off, front/rear) brakes before you are into a full-tilt descent.
If you do not have a TravelAgent device on your rear brake, that will increase braking leverage; sometimes adding a U-shaped brake stiffener onto the rear brake bosses will also have a good effect. These are fairly low price solutions.
Of course installing a drum brake as a drag/third brake with stoker control lever would also alleviate your problem, but would cost more and add considerable weight to the back wheel.
Rudy & Kay/Zona tandem