I disagree. That defeats the whole point of braking before you enter a turn. When you're on the brakes you lose traction, on a bicycle when you lose traction you slow down. You want to go as fast as you can without losing traction.t66 said:If you want to increase your speed through a tight turn try drifting through it. Kinda like a power slide on a MX bike.
Set up just like your going to apex except turn in a little too soon and as you enter stab the back break for a fraction of second, sending you into a two wheel drift. This combined with properly distributing your weight can allow go thru tight corner faster, effectivly shortening your wheelbase. It's take practice but once your used to distributing your weight properly and learning to countersteer you can slow down less before and come out of the corners a little faster.
Just practice and learn to control the drift.
I read this advise on line I believe. It came from one of the current pro DHers' who was asked how they kept up so much speed thru the tight corners.Alloy said:I disagree. That defeats the whole point of braking before you enter a turn. When you're on the brakes you lose traction, on a bicycle when you lose traction you slow down. You want to go as fast as you can without losing traction.
I can see this working with a motorcycle, not on a bike... you can't spin the wheel and slide at the same time without a throttle.
I wish I could follow you through a turn and see this first hand. Untill then I don't believe it.