Brake Modulation - a Touchy Subject!

Have you ever felt like your brakes are too powerful?

Or that your brakes don’t have modulation?

If so, then this article will explain why.

I’m going to use wheelies as context, but the theory can be applied in other circumstances too.

First off, brake modulation is when you're dragging your brakes, somewhere on the continuum between off and on.

In order to feel modulation for wheelies, your rear brake needs to be loaded, and this load is dependent on your Float Zone Weight Distribution.

For example, you WON'T be able to experience modulation when:

You’re in the front of the float zone or lower, or in other words a position where your front wheel wants to fall down forward when you’re not pedaling. If you add speed to this, then any hint of rear brake will throw the front wheel down without any chance to experience modulation. (Great for when you’re training your finger to rear brake habit).

Modulation during wheelies is...

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