Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Portland, Oregon, USA
Re: Downshifting for braking
All kinds of responses, for all kinds of riding and situations, yes, as I approach a turn, downshift to the proper gear for the turn, approach a light or a stop, I generally down shift to keep bike in proper gear so I can go if light changes, if it looks like it will be a stop, clutch in, down shift slowly as speed bleeds away so I will be in proper gear, but generally brakes are getting me stopped. Now for controlling spead through the hills, yup, use the gears for bulk speed, use the brakes to fine tune it. Style, its all style. Use what works for ya.