booom.bike learn basic stuff about your bicycle

Contents

Blog

How to brake on your bicycle?


As important as pedaling, here is how to brake efficiently.

Where are my brakes? Normally the front brake is next to your left hand and the rear one on your right. But it's the other way around in some places, like Great Britain, so check it to be sure :)



Should I use the front brake or the rear one? To make it simple, the front brake helps you to stop your bike and the rear brake is there to slow down and control your speed.

So if I need to slow down, what do I do? Pulling gently the rear brake will allow you to control easily your speed.

And if I need to stop? To avoid falling or drifting, the braking should be performed while going straight forward. Look toward the spot where you want to stop, you'll have feedback to adjust the braking and stop where you want to. Pull progressively the front brake and gently the rear brake.

It's always useful to take some time to know your bike. Ten minutes on a quiet parking lot to practice your braking skills, it's cool. Worn out brakes or new ones, or a tuning can affect your braking. Check this page for more information about your brakes <3

All the notes

Read the note

How to secure your ride

Read the note

Brake efficiently

Read the note

Set your saddle: height, horizontal position and angle

Read the note

The best lubricant for your bicycle chain

Personal Assistant

That cute fox is here to help you.
You have a question about your bike? He will try his best to answer it <3


Scan the code above or click here to ask us your question on Facebook Messenger!
You're not using it? You can use the form below :)