How to improve your mountain bike braking technique

Braking as late as possible and keeping traction will make you faster

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How to improve your mountain bike braking technique

Fast efficient braking is essential for safe mountain biking. It all starts with one finger braking.

Braking technique and how to stop faster are vital skills for all mountain bikers. Braking as late as possible and keeping traction will make you a lot faster out on the trails. Body, position, brake position and modulation are important features to help you brake as effectively as possible. Check out this video from our friends at the Global Mountain Bike Network on how to improve your skills.

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  • bikeer boi says:

    does anything make mountain bikers look more stupid than goggles with an open face helmet.
    Can’t take braking technique serious form someone looking like a dork

  • Pspack says:

    not only the above comments but his wrist position is horrible…not bothering to watch this

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