Saturday, October 17, 2009

Countersteering 101

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Despite the fan service and attitude, this one is just as good — except for the pseudo-science about "gyroscopic effects". The thing that keeps a bike in motion going on a straight line is the rake on the front fork! The more vertical the fork, the stiffer (and more unstable) the ride. Countersteering is one of those poetry in motion things, like figuring out how an oldstyle automotive differential works around a turn. Not everyone can wrap their heads around it. Just watch the video and follow the example!



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