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    Turning - Is this right?

    OK - I'm no DHer, but I figured my question would get answered correctly here since you folks are probably going faster than anybody else.

    Can I generalize cornering and say that:

    No matter how fast you are going, you have to finish your braking at the same point as you enter the turn?

    If you are going fast, you have to brake a little earlier.

    If you are going slower you can brake later.

    But in either case, your brakes should be off when you reach a specific point.

    Yes?

    I am developing the opinion that trail braking, and drifting by using the rear brake are not necessarily the fast way through (but of course sometimes necessary for survival).

    Thanks,
    -F

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    You know how when you brake hard with the front when approaching a turn it compresses the fork? Release the front brake just before you start turn in. That way the front tire is already weighted and can bite. Release the rear brake an instant later. While turning you can feather the rear brake if you need to tighten your turn, but at the expense of traction and speed.
    Keep the Country country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fleas
    since you folks are probably going faster than anybody else.
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