here is another debated subject regarding if to brake or not at the corners. there are many experts that insist that trail braking is the only way to brake. I am not personally so sure of it, but I do use it frequently. what is trail braking? when you go through a corner too fast, you press VERY gently the front brake (not the rear brake). this slows your bike and changes its geometry, so that the weight is more on the front wheel; this makes the bike more like a sport bike. If you press the front brake too strong, you crash. but pressing it gently allows you to be still in control.I use trail braking, when I go too fast through the corners, or just to have more control.
there are several schools here. one is that you just counter-steer and control the turns. second is that you slow very much to avoid any danger. and trail braking is a way to control your cornering without too much slowing down the bike.
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