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Bike Descending Tips For Triathletes

  • By Jené Shaw
  • Published Aug 12, 2013
  • Updated Aug 14, 2013 at 6:40 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen

Tip #3: Brake before the corner

Slow yourself down before the turn and accelerate through. Typically you can use a 50 front/50 back brake force ratio, but if it’s a really sharp corner, use more front for maximum braking power. “Shift backward and get as much weight over the rear wheel as possible to stabilize the back end,” Gue suggests. If you need to stay on your brakes through a corner, get off your front brake in case there’s anything slick on the road.

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Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw

Jené Shaw is a senior editor at Triathlete magazine, a five-time Ironman finisher and a USAT Level 1 certified coach

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