Ventodue Posted June 19, 2013 Report Share Posted June 19, 2013 What we learn from CSS and Twist II is that the IDEAL scenario is to be tapering off the brakes as you approach your turn point, so that you are letting off the brake as you turn in the bike - that way you trade braking/deceleration forces for turning forces, so that the front end stays compressed throughout. However, if you brake hard, then fully release the brake BEFORE your turn point, and then turn, you can get the effect of the front compressing, then releasing (rising back up) then compressing again at turn-in, which is an unsettling feeling and can cause the rider to think he/she can't enter the turn any faster. Additionally, it makes the bike's turn-in more sluggish; a compressed front suspension will give a sharper steering response. Perfecting the timing can really help smooth out the ride on turn entries. Thanks for those precisions, Hotfoot. Very accurate, very useful ... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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