Getting through corners fast feels awesome . Improving how you corner will add performance to your skills.
Whether you ride sportives, race on the road, or commute to work, learning how to take corners like a pro will help you to ride safely and quickly.
Scan the ground.
Scan the ground in front of you and avoid cracks,rocks or sand that may cause you to slip. Get to know the corners you are traveling on so you can improve your performance.
Break before the turn.
Always choose to get in the corner with the right speed . Don’t break in the corner,break before. Don’t slide out – cornering takes a lot of weight distribution. Put your hand in the drops of the handlebar and bend your elbows apply pressure with the outside hand and foot like you’re taking a sky turn ,avoid pedaling in a corner.
Lean the bike.
You are approaching the corner now – release the brakes and start to lean the bike into the turn. Push light with your hand on the handlebar. If the corner you’re taking is tight or you’re speed is to high lean the bike higher .
Aim For The Inside.
Carve a smooth arc through the apex of the turn: Start at the outside of the corner, near the center line. Aim toward the inside of the turn, then exit as far to the outside as possible. Do not cross the double yellow line.
This will help you maintain a smooth line.
Exit is important.
As you come out of the turn, gradually straighten the bike until it’s upright, then start to pedal again.
Watch the weather.
Painted lines, manhole covers and oily pavement become slippery in wet conditions. Wet roads exaggerate everything you do: Braking while the bike is leaning will cause you to skid more easily, and sudden turning can make your wheels slip.