How To: Perfect your braking skills

Get better at slowing down to become a faster cyclist

Brakes How To
Try to get all your braking done before the turn.

Try to get all your braking done before the turn (click to enlarge).

It might sound counterintuitive, but the better you become at using your brakes the faster cyclist you’ll become. Instead of scrubbing all your speed during a long mountain descent, better braking skills will mean carrying more speed through turns and then getting back up to top speed in the straight-aways. So what are the keys to slowing down to go faster? Check out this video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network for some great tips and tricks.

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