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Great braking technique is for roadies too
Check out this photo and video from a finish-line crash in stage 4 of the 2010 Tour de Suisse.
Photo by Graham Watson on Velonews.com
Look at the rider on the right. He’s braking hard and:
– Very low.
– Way back behind the seat. Yes that’s a viable, important position!
– Driving the force into his right foot. Note how his heel is dropped and he’s pushing straight into the pedal spindle.
His form could be more perfect, but this is impressive at 40 mph in a terrifying instant.
Here’s the video (thanks CP):
1. Learn to brake HARD.
2. Practice until the correct movements are automatic.
3. Pin it.
Thanks to Aussie Chris for the heads-up.
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Thanks for the video. I added it above.
The rider we’re talking about cut sideways from behind the crashers, hit the binders hard and was able to stop without calamity.
Great breaking technique for sure…
But it would have been better to see him bunnyhop the fallen rider and bike!
You should check this guys form braking
and to yesterdays vid the gut in Blue to riders right of the fall who snaked through has way more skill, check him out from the aerial view. Very impresive
Your carving (turning) techniques are magic on the road bike as well.
Thanks. Yeah man, if you ride a road bike with a little braaap style — WOW — it rips.
And then the guy in white jersey/helmet on left rides up with the pack, head down, and launches over a fallen rider….the opposite of the pro braker and weaver…