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September 20, 2013, 08:02 AM

Another time I use it is when I'm pacing right behind somebody and I can tell that they don't maintain optimal speed through turns so they shave off a bit of speed. To maintain my safe following distance without sacrificing my lean angle I apply a little bit of rear brake while still on constant throttle. Slows me down just that little bit extra in a controlled fashion so that I don't end up on the lead's ass.

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March 27, 2014, 01:54 PM

I'd say you don't always have to use it, but if you're not using it at all, you're missing out on a good portion of braking control.


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March 27, 2014, 06:23 PM

Since this was posted, I found first-hand experience of the biggest benefit to the rear brake: TRACTION CONTROL.


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March 27, 2014, 06:25 PM

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Since this was posted, I found first-hand experience of the biggest benefit to the rear brake: TRACTION CONTROL.
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please do explain
If you spin the rear on the throttle, you can either pick the bike up into the slid or touch the rear a bit to tame it without having to adjust throttle. Cornerspin, Buying a mini and dicking off, and Allsports has taught me a crapton about bike dynamics in the past 12 months.

I found a short track and a TT not too far from Sandy Hook. I plan on running there as much as I can this year to develop the sliding and rear brake skills even more.


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March 27, 2014, 06:42 PM

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to develop the sliding and rear brake skills even more.
How about getting off road too?
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How about getting off road too?
As soon as the weather gets to something tolerable and my schedule aligns, I plan on hitting Wicomico and trying it on the TTR. Not looking to buy another bike right now unless it is something street legal.


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April 14, 2014, 09:55 PM

I hardly EVER use it.

A few reasons....

A. In most cases you're able to brake hard enough to pull your rear will up off the ground... in this case your back break does nothing

B. my toes are always on the pegs unless it's on the outside of a turn. This means I have to change the position of my footing which is a distraction for what I feel is useless anyways.

I have used it to swing myself in to a turn but like others have said that comes with skill and time. I rarely ever do that either. It comes at the very very end when the load settles just enough in the front that the back wheel comes back on the ground and I need an extra tap to the back to get the bike in.

I agree with other advanced/expert riders and racers... When it comes to the track... worry about other things. Time won't be well spent using the rear brake for you.

The street... I use it for loose gravel or a funky situation where I can't get on the front brakes hard. That's it. Same principle... I can brake hard enough that my back wheel isn't touching the ground.


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B. my toes are always on the pegs unless it's on the outside of a turn.
I've been doing this to on the peg thing alot lately, seems like a really comfortable postition.


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I don't find it comfortable at all. Lol. It gives you a lot more control of your bike along with various other advantages.


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Yes I do feel the control, I think that's why I started doing it. But it also allows me to actually better use my lower body to stay upright rather than putting my weight on the bars. I don't know, maybe it's just me. Haha.


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July 31, 2014, 04:52 PM

it all depends on what are you comfortable with. I dont use rear brake at the track.
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