When cornering your outside foot should be

forward, with pedals level
6
15%
back, with pedals level
1
2%
at the bottom of the pedal stroke
19
46%
you should ride with your favorite foot forward no matter which way the corner is going
3
7%
depends on what sort of corner it is
12
29%
 
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Cornering Question

Postby Trail on Fri 6/Mar/09 11:15am

Question:

Assuming you corner with pedals level, is there a "better" foot to have forward depending on the direction you are cornering or the slope of the hill you are on? In other words is there an "ideal" pedal to keep forward in a given situation if you are ambidextrous with them?

Discuss.
Last edited by Trail on Fri 6/Mar/09 1:18pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby ThingOne on Fri 6/Mar/09 11:25am

Trail wrote:Question:

Assuming you corner with pedals level, is there a "better" foot to have forward depending on the direction you are cornering or the slope of the hill you are on? In other words is there an "ideal" pedal to keep forward in a given situation if you are ambidextrous with them?

Discuss.


IMHO Inside pedal should be back as clipping the pedal when its back is not as bad as clipping it when its forward, that said I dont ride with my pedals flat on the corners.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Trail on Fri 6/Mar/09 11:31am

From http://www.nsmb.com/shore_news/endlessbiking_04_07.php

If you corner with your outside foot forward, you'll not only be able to keep weight over the front wheel but also be able to get on the gas as soon as you are through the apex of the corner. This will also help you open your hips and point your torso (3rd eye!) in the direction you need.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby j2hyde on Fri 6/Mar/09 11:33am

I don't really know, but suggest outside foot forward. Because it's easier to drop your weight onto it if you do decide to corner pedal down.

Theory needs real world testing!
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Velocipedestrian on Fri 6/Mar/09 11:58am

have been using outside foot back when pedals flat - allows you to push the front wheel with your arms, and the rear with that foot..
may be poor technique but seems to work when feeling too muppetty to put the outside pedal down like i "should"

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Re: Cornering Question

Postby james on Fri 6/Mar/09 12:15pm

having the outside foot down is more important than having it forwards or backwards.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby istepinyards on Fri 6/Mar/09 12:16pm

I use the Danose technique of coming to a complete stop, unclipping then planting the inside foot on the ground.
Once this is done rotate the bike around foot before proceeding down the hill.
Seems to work well :thumbsup:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby james on Fri 6/Mar/09 12:18pm

istepinyards wrote:I use the Danose technique of coming to a complete stop, unclipping then planting the inside foot on the ground.
Once this is done rotate the bike around foot before proceeding down the hill.
Seems to work well :thumbsup:

I though he was still on cages and straps?
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Trail on Fri 6/Mar/09 12:51pm

james wrote:having the outside foot down is more important than having it forwards or backwards.


Really? :eh:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Spokes on Fri 6/Mar/09 1:10pm

Yes.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby slowMTB on Fri 6/Mar/09 1:16pm

istepinyards wrote:I use the Danose technique of coming to a complete stop, unclipping then planting the inside foot on the ground.
Once this is done rotate the bike around foot before proceeding down the hill.
Seems to work well :thumbsup:


:lol:

He'll be along soon no doubt :p
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby grahamt on Fri 6/Mar/09 1:44pm

Outside foot forward - when I remember.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby mudguard on Fri 6/Mar/09 1:53pm

What about when you're doing skids?
I love shoving a foot out level with the front axle and seeing how hard you can turn.
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby james on Fri 6/Mar/09 2:38pm

Trail wrote:
james wrote:having the outside foot down is more important than having it forwards or backwards.


Really? :eh:
try putting more weight on your front foot than your back foot and hold your feet level :thumbsup:
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Re: Cornering Question

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Fri 6/Mar/09 2:59pm

surely the answer depends on terrain, obstacles, speed, surface grip degree of spasticity in th operator etc etc.

one would think, however that if the terrain allows then either outside foot level and forward, or outside foot down. OUtside foot down would lower CG and CM a useful amount and mean you could weight the outside pedal with all your bodyweight if necessary. leaves your upper body free to move and allow you to grip with your thighs. (Grip with your thighs woman, I'm nearly falling off.)

but what do I know.
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