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    Turning in Gravel

    I learned the hard way doing this.

    Tips would be;

    Don't apply to much pressure on the front break. The back tire sliding is alot more forgiving then the front tire sliding.

    Don't lean to far. Lean against the turn. More downforce instead of side force is better.

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    Its unrelated but I remember riding a bicycle and reaching a point where I had to turn in gravel. Thankfully I wasn't going fast but I still kissed the ground.

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    Gravel is never forgiving. If ever i can avoid gravel i do! Bicycles are basically the same minus the engine so it relates kind of.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Memento_Mori View Post
    Its unrelated but I remember riding a bicycle and reaching a point where I had to turn in gravel. Thankfully I wasn't going fast but I still kissed the ground.
    LOL.. Similar experience except it was my first time riding a bike.

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    Well hopefully you weren't riding too fast, speed can be a bitch when you go through rough falls, especially on gravel lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindsay365 View Post
    I learned the hard way doing this.

    Tips would be;

    Don't apply to much pressure on the front break. The back tire sliding is alot more forgiving then the front tire sliding.

    Don't lean to far. Lean against the turn. More downforce instead of side force is better.
    Those are some good tips. I remember learning that the hard way when I got my first dirtbike!

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    Gravel is very unforgiving and at speed, things can happen in the blink of an eye.If your bike has slightly wider tires than most road bikes,then you can probably ride on gravel.If You get leaning to the sideways or worse fish tailing,instantaneously pull in the clutch it will give you the extra 2 sec you need to get your balance back.

 

 

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