Author Archives: Archetype

Riding Skills: Corner… stone

Welcome to another article in the BST© (BrakeSteerTurn) Series. In this edition, we are going to focus on very aggressive riding and racing techniques, rather than our usual tact of club, avid and casual riding techniques. If you have been … Continue reading

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Riding Skills: Group Dynamics (utilizing Situational Awareness)

LeanIn Cornering presents another article in the BST© series. One of the typical common tenets of group rides is relying on others to point out obstacles and inform riders whether the lead rider(s) are slowing or stopping. Good idea? Perhaps. … Continue reading

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Corner Entry & Exit-aka Line Building. (Richie Porte’s crash)

Every corner has an entry, an apex and most importantly…an EXIT.  The ability to get the bike slowed enough to match the corner’s radius is paramount to a good, efficient exit. (Remember, radius determines speed) Analyses Approaching a corner, a … Continue reading

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Choosing Your Tires

Originally posted on Off The Beaten Path:
We’ve experienced a profound revolution in road bikes in recent years: It used to be that to go fast, you rode narrow tires and pumped them up to the maximum pressure. If you…

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Tyre and Suspension Basics

Though the video is specifically titled, “MotoGP Basics Tyre & Front Suspension” this short tutorial is a very good dynamic explanation of both the vertical (gravity) and lateral (radial or centripetal) forces acting against tyres and wheels. These same forces … Continue reading

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Riding Skills: Trail Braking

Welcome to the next article in the BST© (BrakeSteerTurn) series Dem’s da brakes chum The rear brake on road bikes are a bit mis-understood in my opinion. The following basic information will hopefully clear up some of the misconceptions and … Continue reading

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Riding Skills: The 3 key elements my dear Watson…

The BST© (Brake Steer Turn) series presents another rider training article While turning is certainly not a secret, I do believe this piece is something worth reiterating again and again- because again and again…we sometimes see our fellow riders not … Continue reading

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