Top 5 Tips For Cornering In The Wet | GCN's Pro Cycling Tips

Published on October 4th 2017

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Need some help keeping it rubber-side down in the rain? Here Si Richardson gives you his top tips to improve your handling in the wet. Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/pu Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! http://gcn.eu/pv Tyre pressure: running lower pressures in the rain will increase the amount of grip, as the surface area of the tyre in contact with the road will increase. Tyre compound and width: tyre compounds differ greatly with regards to their ability to grip in the wet. Wider tyres will give you a greater contact patch than a narrow tyre, and as they allow you to run lower pressures, this effect is amplified further Avoid drain covers and white lines: Grip on metal drain covers and white lines will be basically non-existent in the wet, so avoid them where possible. If you can’t, then momentarily straighten the bike up while you cross them. Braking: Braking quite simply takes longer in the wet. Make sure you always start braking a little earlier than you would in the dry. This is even more important as braking while turning in the wet is a sure fire way to get acquainted with the tarmac! Give yourself more room: If you’re riding in a group in the wet, just back off the rider in front a little bit. That way, if anything goes wrong with them, you’ll have a bit more time to react. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcn.eu/pw Watch more on GCN... Tips for wet weather cycling 👉 http://gcn.eu/RainTips 📹 What to wear when its wet ☔️ http://gcn.eu/WinterClothes 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ & ©Tim De Waele / http://www.tdwsport.com Music: Beer Beards and Barbecue 2 - Victor Olsson It's Voodoo - Christian Nanzell Brooklyn Flava - Mattias Andreasson