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Guide to track riding: Braking - part 1

Chris Newbigging, 21 August 2009 15:21

Braking on track is easier on track in some ways – a better, more consistent surface, hot tyres and nothing to pull out or appear in front of you. But it also requires more concentration – you’ll be trying to extract every last bit of braking ability from the brakes, tyres and suspension, leaving it as late as possible to ...

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Riding Tips: Riding in the wet

Chris Newbigging, 03 July 2009 17:37

Wet or damp roads adds danger – tarmac that grips perfectly in the dry could be like an ice rink in the wet. But making safe progress in the wet is still possible – bear MCN’s simple tips in mind to help you make your journey safer.  Smoothness is the key. moving away from a standstill, accelerating, cornering and braking ...

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Riding skills: Rear wheel steering

Chris Newbigging, 19 June 2009 14:57

Q. I've heard people talking about rear wheel steering when they're coming out of corners. What is this and is it practical to use on a day-to-day basis? A. Unless your friends are all speedway riders, then they're probably talking rubbish. Rear wheel steering is when the rear wheel starts spinning as you go round a corner, and cornering forces ...


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