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Re: Its all about snow tires... (archive)

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Posted by Peter Warton on December 12, 2000 at 14:05:42:

In Reply to: Re: Its all about snow tires... posted by Roman on December 12, 2000 at 09:06:31:

Actually, it's not like stomping on the brakes without ABS, because the deceleration is being provided by the rear wheels only, whereas the braking system is quite biased to the front brakes. More like (if you don't match revs as stated below) pulling the parking brake lever up. I find engine braking a critical technique for maitaining reasonable speed on steep, slippery hills.

Peter


I'm not too sure about your "downshift" suggestion. Downshifting at high revs will cause a braking effect which corresponds to stomping on your brakes without the benefit of ABS. This could result in a spinout.





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