Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Aurora, CO USA 80013
I recently read that same article, and that same exact quote caught me off guard as well. It goes against everything I've read/heard before and also contradicts my own experience. (such as it is)
I've always been told that one should not use the rear brake in the corner. As you said Vash, it seems to be a recipe for a high side. I've always done my corner trail braking with the fronts. I've also experimented using the rear brakes in cornering, and the bike really wants to stand up. Granted, it still wants to stand up a bit when trail braking the fronts, but not nearly as much as with the rear. I find that trail braking the fronts is much more controllable.
However, I'll leave this topic to some of the more experienced racers on the board.
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