The Art of Braking

Fabien Barel breaks down the subtleties of getting the most out of your brakes

“Sometimes people forget that speed is nothing without control,” so begins Fabien Barel’s discourse on getting faster by, well, braking intelligently.

Don’t be put off by the beginning minute of set-up advice (which is basic, but worthwhile). Barel also covers some of the finer points on how to improve your braking habits out there on the trail.

There’s plenty of good advice in this video, regardless of the kind of brakes you ride.