- Is it worth persevering with one finger braking?
So, went on a course and was persuaded to move my levers inboard on the bars so I braked with 1 finger rather than the two I normally used. It’s different but I’m not really sure it’s an improvement. Is it worth persevering with for some future benefit or is it really just a case of personal preference? I’m old skool and used to braking on cantilevers with every finger available but still with little effect so it’s take a while to get down to two
Also, the brakes are the combined Shimano shifters/levers BL-M8000. There are two ‘slots’ where the shifter part can be attached. I’m guessing that the idea is to move the shifter to the more outboard slot when using only one finger?Posted 4 days agoliamhutch89Member
I used to like 2 finger braking with the reach and bite point really far out with a hard bite point (shimano).
I prefer the total opposite now – 1 finger braking with levers as in board as possible, bite point close to the bars and lots of modulation… (on hayes dominions which are 10/10)Posted 4 days agoleffeboySubscriber
Yes. Once I tried it I simply couldn’t stop
Badoom and indeed, tish
Ok, I’m convinced – I’ll persevere.
My shifters are as far inboard as they’ll go.
I find with that then with only one finger I can’t pull on the smaller lever, only push it with my thumb. Not really a problem though. Getting the shifter into a comfy position is the next trickPosted 4 days agohols2Member
For me, it depends on the levers. I have one bike with SLX brakes that are specifically one-finger. I have no problems only using one finger for those, but my other bikes have older brakes designed for two fingers. I have tried only using one finger on those, but never found a setup that was comfortable so I went back to two fingers. I really don’t see what all the fuss is about TBH.Posted 4 days agoPoopscoopSubscriber
Im most definitely odd one out it would appear.lol
In sure it’s in my head but I seem to be able to better judge modulation using 2 finger braking? That’s on Guide RS.
On the winter bike it’s more to do with power as they are old/bottom of the line Shims and I’m not the lightest rider on the trails.
However op, this is a situation where you need to ask yourself one thing only….
“What would Geex do?”
Then you can’t go wrong mate.😁Posted 4 days ago
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