How many fingers do you use?

Home Forum Bike Forum How many fingers do you use?

Viewing 45 posts - 1 through 45 (of 47 total)
  • How many fingers do you use?
  • yossarian
    Member

    Both hands 😯

    James Herriot, me

    uplink
    Member

    1 for the rear and 2 for the front – no idea why

    sambob
    Member

    Just the one, get cramp if i use 2.

    cynic-al
    Member

    How ever many the Mrs asks for, though sometimes I like to surprise her.

    legend
    Member

    1 on the DH bike, 1 on the XC. No reason to use any more

    Taff
    Member

    1 for the goo, 2 for the poo… Oh brakes…

    1 index finger only

    Kit Kat Shuffle for me – two on each brake 😆

    1 for the goo, 2 for the poo… Oh brakes…

    😆

    kudos100
    Member

    If you are using more than one finger with disk brakes, something is amiss……

    Premier Icon Onzadog
    Subscriber

    It was two on each but jedi moved my levers and now it’s only one on each.

    Premier Icon R.lepecha
    Subscriber

    I think I need some new brakes then, although I could easily throw my self over the bars with one finger on the front but I cant lock the rear with 1 finger.

    Contaminated disc/pads me thinks.

    Premier Icon R.lepecha
    Subscriber

    It was two on each but jedi moved my levers and now it’s only one on each.

    I tried this but for some reason I still continued to move my hand onto the flange on the grip so I could use 2 fingers….

    thomthumb
    Member

    2.

    1 on each hand. 😀

    messiah
    Member

    2 fingers for the last 20 years. But you can teach old dogs new tricks and now I only use 1 finger, and it feels so much better.

    legend
    Member

    It was two on each but jedi moved my levers and now it’s only one on each.

    that’s a good point actually. I can’t believe the number of people I see with their fingers half-way down the lever blade!

    Premier Icon DezB
    Subscriber

    if you are using more than one finger with disk brakes, something is amiss..

    I don’t think this is true. Just something made up by the mags (and others).
    I’ve been riding since the old calliper brakes and it took 2 fingers to stop, so 2 fingers just naturally go on the brake levers. From v-brakes to discs, still 2 fingers. I can make a conscious effort to use 1 finger, but it makes not a jot of difference.
    However I’ve just orders new XTs and the lever is only long enough for 1 fingered braking, so my brain will probably re-train my fingers.

    i use two but lately if its not too tricky a decent ive begun to use one (wot a clever girlie i am…lol 😉

    kawato
    Member

    One. Two just feels…wrong to me.

    legend
    Member

    Just something made up by the mags (and others).

    Nope, adjusting your brake setup for maximum leverage (one finger on the end of the lever) which in turn allows a better grip on the bars makes a massive amount of sense.

    I know that if I tried two finger braking on a DH run, that my face would meet stem before too long!

    flow
    Member

    If you need to use 2 you are obviously queer

    Rorschach
    Member

    On my old hope minis-one, then two,then three,then foot on back tyre,then throw the anchor overboard and then maybe you’d stop.On my new xtrs…one,very lightly 🙂
    Actually I used to brake with just my ring finger (less arm pump on rigid forks!) but the xtr levers are so short you have no choice but to use your index finger.Took me a little while to convert.

    supertacky
    Member

    Move your brakes inboard for max leverage and use only one finger on each hand for braking.

    Anything else is mental.

    I found it reduced my arm pump on the downhill bike to nil at Fort William.

    Saint brakes on DH bike and XT on trail bike.

    Can easily lock both ends with one finger.

    tonyd
    Member

    HT/FS (disc) – one on each hand
    Missus’ HT with kiddie seat (rim) – two each hand
    Rigid commuter (cantis) – 4 each hand and I still can’t stop sometimes!

    Premier Icon DezB
    Subscriber

    Fancy a bum Flow?

    Premier Icon Onzadog
    Subscriber

    It wasn’t moving them in that made the difference, it was moving them up. (i then moved them in)

    Premier Icon Northwind
    Subscriber

    As many as feels appropriate.

    Also, I sit on my hands first to get them good and numb.

    Premier Icon jam bo
    Subscriber

    None. Death grip FTW.

    Premier Icon R.lepecha
    Subscriber

    To brake with…

    I use 2.

    TuckerUK
    Member

    How ever many the Mrs asks for, though sometimes I like to surprise her.

    “Ooh, careful darling, mind your ring”

    “Um, actually that was my wristwatch”

    schrickvr6
    Member

    1 for the rear and 2 for the front – no idea why

    Me too.

    jedi
    Member

    onzadog, you knows it 😉

    Premier Icon Bunnyhop
    Subscriber

    2 on my Ht but 1 on my FS.
    I think we ladies just tend to have smaller hands and therefore feel comfort in having 2 fingers.

    Premier Icon R.lepecha
    Subscriber

    I’ll move my levers again tomorrow and try again like 1.5″-2″ should do it. Lift them up a little too by the sounds of it.

    anto164
    Member

    I run my levers far in, i.e.

    I therefore only need one finger!

    Premier Icon seosamh77
    Subscriber

    2 or 3, i don’t really grip the bars at all, my hand kinda rests over the brakes all the time..Is there any benefit to using one finger?

    Spin
    Member

    I still continued to move my hand onto the flange

    Fnarr Fnarr.

    Premier Icon R.lepecha
    Subscriber

    Mind the shit on the middle of the bars.

    How I use to have it. I still used 2 fingers, was holding onto the lock rings!

    So I moved them in for comfort. I’m going to move them back out and up.

    One – but my index / second finger not the first.

    I used to use one finger on each, then I got Saints. Now I just use the power of my mind, fingers give too much leverage.

    eyerideit
    Member

    8, today on my commute, which stopped the wheels but not the bike.

    Got to love 23mm tyres 😡

Viewing 45 posts - 1 through 45 (of 47 total)

The topic ‘How many fingers do you use?’ is closed to new replies.