- How many fingers do you use?
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).Posted 6 years ago
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.
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!Posted 6 years agoRorschachMember
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 🙂Posted 6 years ago
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.supertackyMember
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.Posted 6 years ago
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