Thread: Brakes/Braking
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Old 2007-09-12, 05:26 AM   #5
johnfoss
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Originally Posted by Joseppi
You're going downhill and you finally realize that your cadence is actually faster than you can maintain.....WOOPS! Too late, you can't slow down because the grade is too much. "What will I do?!"
Plan ahead better next time. I'd be terrified to try my brake under those conditions! When using the brake on long downhills I usually keep the speed pretty conservative. You never know when you might hit a bump and accidentally grab the lever, or the pads will heat up and get real grabby.
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