This is the answer. There is a great book called "Twist of the Wrist" that explains this in great detail. The front to back weight ratio should be 40 front and 60 rear when in a turn.. Going downhill makes this difficult to acheive.AL REDRIDER said:I think a lot of it is weight transfer. up hill on gas pushes more of the weight to rear wheel making the front end lighter. Down hill leaning into bike puts more weight on front wheel. Just a guess, but that is the way it feels to me..
downhill I use my Jake Break too! 8)BigVTXMan said:Hey KevTN,
Try keeping your RPMs a little higher when doing curves down hill. I actually prefer down hill curves to up hill, but I love them both.
The Rocky Mountains has a plethora of hilly curves to play on, and I love going down hill, using mostly engine breaking, flicking the bike through the "S" curves. Great fun.