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Braking simultaneously with Garrahan Offroad Training

Garrahan Off-Road Training

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In this offroad motorcycle training video, I want to show you the benefits of using your front and rear brakes at the same time for maximum control and speed. Give it a watch, see how you're doing, and of course, hit me up in the comment section below if you have any questions or comments.

Brian Garrahan Off-road Training
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So true, glad you made this video. Even us "slower class/older class" racers/riders can benefit from knowing this. So many times I hear "I only use my front brake or I only use my rear brake". Using both simultaneous (which is usually needed at high speeds) keeps you and the bike in control. Minimizes rear swap or front end push. 

I might add that proper brake adjustment and set up helps a lot as well. Adjust that front brake lever feel and position as well as the sensitivity of the rear to "your" liking (everyone is different) so your not hunting or guessing. But that's a whole other vid idea for you! LOL..... Great vid and info, thanks!

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I just installed a left hand rear brake and now I understand. I did not have adequate control with foot lever. Brian, you can be proud that I now apply what you tried to teach me. A couple times.

It is a world of difference.

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22 hours ago, Mongo134 said:

So true, glad you made this video. Even us "slower class/older class" racers/riders can benefit from knowing this. So many times I hear "I only use my front brake or I only use my rear brake". Using both simultaneous (which is usually needed at high speeds) keeps you and the bike in control. Minimizes rear swap or front end push. 

I might add that proper brake adjustment and set up helps a lot as well. Adjust that front brake lever feel and position as well as the sensitivity of the rear to "your" liking (everyone is different) so your not hunting or guessing. But that's a whole other vid idea for you! LOL..... Great vid and info, thanks!

Thanks, 

Yes applying both brakes will make the bike better balanced and add pressure to both tires increasing braking power and control.

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Boy, in the heat of battle, I don't even think about this. On my next ride on Saturday, I'm going to try to make a note to pay attention to my braking techniques. Thx Brian!

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One point is don't brake while in the corner.  Do nearly all braking before entering the corner. 

Once you've mastered this technique, try lightly dragging your rear brake in the corner to settle the bike into the rut.  Get off the rear brake while exiting the corner and get the bike perpendicular as fast as possible.

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