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Offline Silverfern

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Re: Traction: Am I missing something?
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2013, 03:40:44 PM »
Shorter stem , thats different to what I was expecting when I read in earlier post more weight forward ,

Ive got a question for the experts, in the scenario where someone finds them selves in between bike sizes and they can ride either bike,

And his options for comfort are, bigger bike shorter stem, smaller bike longer stem , lets say 80mm on the bigger bike, 100mm on the bigger

What bike -stem set up  gives him the best option for cornering ?

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Re: Traction: Am I missing something?
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2013, 04:23:46 PM »
For cornering,descending,jumping a shorter stem wide bars is the go.

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Re: Traction: Am I missing something?
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 04:47:10 PM »
The two reasons I fitted the shorter stem are as listed.

1: Steering is now quicker and more responsive.
2: I can lift the front wheel a bit easier.

Sure, the shorter stem moves you back a bit. But I have now discovered the value of being forward. And combined with the shorter stem, my bike turns much better now. Almost too well...!!!

BTW, I run Nobby Nic's at 28psi.
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Re: Traction: Am I missing something?
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 07:10:10 PM »
Thanks for the vote of confidence CC - helps having a motivated pupil!
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Offline blackshw

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Re: Traction: Am I missing something?
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2013, 08:54:27 PM »
After learning the technique in this video I have never gone back. So bloody helpful I cannot stress it.

I also put a 2.35 inch Maxxis Ignitor upfront which helps a shit tonne too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gF5K9V2w6W8

Great video. Tried to emulate Fabian's technique this morning and was definitely exiting corners faster and in more control. Also felt I had much more traction despite the dusty conditions. Will give it a few weeks to see if this has actually helped my riding or only my perceptions.




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