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Is it just me or....

Old 07-30-11, 10:10 PM
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Is it just me or....

it's just much easier to skid with bullhorns as opposed to drops....

As random as it sounds, I just need some confirmation.

I made this realization as I was messing around with my wife on our excursion today. This ride happened to be my first ride with rb-002's.
And yes, she wanted me to show her how to skid.
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Old 07-30-11, 10:15 PM
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Yes. When you lean onto the horns, the length of the bar acts like a lever arm to help shift more weight forward and unweight the rear wheel.
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Old 07-30-11, 10:15 PM
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That was one of the first things i realized when I used bullhorns. I think it puts you a little farther forward and gets some weight off the rear wheel.
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Old 07-30-11, 10:28 PM
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Not to mention you don't have to worry about hitting your knee/thigh on the drop...
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Old 07-30-11, 10:29 PM
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I voted no, but that's because I think it's easier to skid with drops/hoods vs bullhorns. However, bullhorns vs drops alone, bullhorns are much easier.

But really, skidding is pretty pointless, so I never really do it anyways.
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Old 07-30-11, 10:29 PM
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no its not just you
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Old 07-30-11, 10:32 PM
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Alas, that explains it and as for the rb-002's I was always on the ends.
Nonetheless, I have not done nuts to stem distance skids in a long time; I usually do seated and hop skids to save tire. But today was an exception.
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I usually do short whips and skips when brakeless, and I feel dumb when I do nuts-to-the-bar. I realized it when I was teaching my girlfriend how to skid.

I'm young and I like dumb sh*t though, like skidding with your legs in different places on the bike. It's not serious, it's not really that cool, but it is fun. And fun is a point in itself.
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Old 07-30-11, 11:07 PM
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Now that I'm using drops instead of my rb-21's I just tap my front brake to shift my weight forward and initiate a skid. It's just enough to break the static friction on the rear tire and my legs are strong enough to fight the kinetic friction after I've released the brake. Only in fg do we use a front brake to skid the rear wheel
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Old 07-30-11, 11:11 PM
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Haha, I'm sorry but you must get some hate for that.

My instinct is to say that that is just silly. If I want to slow down, I'll use the brake. If I want to slow down and don't have a brake, I'll backpedal, and if I have to, lock em up and skid. I think people already hate enough for those who have a front brake and don't use it, I'm sure they've got a mouthful of words for someone who uses it to skid.

But to each his own...
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Old 07-30-11, 11:13 PM
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Yeah, I didn't mention I'm running the el-cheapo stock tektro pads while my kool-stops are on order so I can brake faster with front+skid right now.



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Old 07-30-11, 11:16 PM
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Haha, good picture.

Come to think of it, I remember your thread on how your brake setup was messed up and you wanted to improve on it. I didn't want to come off as offensive, good thing you DGAF!
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Did you fix your order from canti pads to road?
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Originally Posted by Leukybear View Post
Did you fix your order from canti pads to road?
Couldn't fix the order. It's been 10 days since I ordered them and I still haven't heard boo from my LBS so I hope they got lost in translation. Haven't payed for them yet at least so I'll probably just order the right ones online and see which gets here first.

LBS's in bellingham are so hit and miss
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Couldn't fix the order. It's been 10 days since I ordered them and I still haven't heard boo from my LBS so I hope they got lost in translation. Haven't payed for them yet at least so I'll probably just order the right ones online and see which gets here first.

LBS's in bellingham are so hit and miss
Ditch them. Don't feel bad either, I'm pretty sure canti pads sell much faster than road pads because canti pads wear down faster.
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skid seated, then all bars are easy to skid with
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Definitely burger.
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Is it just me or is skidding pointless......and if you have to resort to it to sup girlz you need to work on your game
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I had a catfish burger last night
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am I the only one who finds burger bars too soft? I swear everytime I go to skid with them I sink into them and make a mess.
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flat bars and risers are pretty easy to skid with, especially wide ones with good grip

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flat bars and risers are pretty easy to skid with, especially wide ones with good grip

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Vegan burgers are for hypocrites. You're still fantasizing about eating meat!
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You're still fantasizing about eating meat!
Hey now. This is a family restaurant.
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Is it just me or is skidding pointless......and if you have to resort to it to sup girlz you need to work on your game
If you stay on top of back-pedaling down hill, then yes it is pointless. Sometimes when I zone out and let the pedals get away from me, it's easiest to skid if you need to kill a lot of speed quickly.
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