how many fingers do you use for braking?
hey fellow Clydes!
as i sat upon my ummm throne reading back issues of MBA i saw an article on how you should position your brakes. ideal set up is to use just the index finger on the end of your brake levers
i grew up on canti's even before Vbrakes came in. levers were built for 4 finger braking. even then you wished you had more fingers.
with the arrival of V brakes and later on mechanical discs, levers were then built for two finger squeezing. sadly when doing downhills i still ended up in the bushes during sweeping turns. hehehe.
aanyway here's my question- since we are stopping more mass and inertia, are your bikes adjusted for 1 finger braking or do you stick with 2?
personally im perfectly happy with two fingers.