1. The brakes control speed, not just parking.
2. The front brake has better braking effects than the rear.
3. The brake has the largest braking effect when it is locked. The braking performance is greatly reduced and the balance is easy to loose after locking.
Many beginners prefer to use the rear brakes because they are worried that the front brakes will cause them to go over the handlebars. In fact, front brakes are safer in many situations, and learning to use them can be learned quickly.
Why do we mainly use front brakes?
1. The front brake will have better braking effects. The speed is mainly controlled by the friction between the wheel and the road surface. The magnitude of the friction force is proportional to the pressure exerted by the wheel on the road surface. When the front brake is used, the front wheel and the road pressure are strengthened due to the inertia relationship, and the braking effect is increased. The rear brake has no such effect, and when the front brake is used, the pressure of the rear wheel on the road surface is greatly reduced, and the friction force becomes very small.
2. When downhill, only the front brake has sufficient braking power, because, at this time, most of the weight of the vehicle and human body is on the front wheels and the friction between the front wheels and the road surface increases. And the rear wheel has very little pressure on the road surface, the friction force becomes small, and the braking effect is very poor. With a small braking force, the rear wheel will lock up and slip.
Use of brakes:
1. Generally, the brake lever of an electric bicycle is a two-finger brake lever. When you ride, put your forefinger and middle finger on it, and you can brake immediately if there is an emergency. There are also many riders who have left their index fingers for gear shifting and only use the middle finger to control the brakes, so that gear shifting and braking can be performed at the same time.
2. The first thing we learn is the control of the braking force. Gradually familiarize yourself with how much force you can achieve to control the braking effect and prevent lockup. After you are familiar with the relationship between braking force and braking effect, you can rest assured before using the brakes.
3. You can master the front brake technology by practicing quickly stopping. Pay attention to the change of the body's center of gravity and control it when braking.
Things to be aware of before using the brakes:
1. During an emergency stop, the body should move backward and downwards in cooperation with the brakes. This can prevent the rear wheel from being lifted by the inertia of the center of gravity and even people flying over the handlebars during braking.
2. When the front wheels are turning, the front brakes should not be used. After being skilled, you can use the front brakes appropriately.
3. When there is an obstacle in front, try to avoid using the front brake.
Normally, the rear brake is mainly used to assist the rider. A slight control of the rear brake when using the front brake will have a better effect.