Where to Place Mountain Bike Brakes on Handlebars

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Ok get this, where you position your brakes on your mountain bikes handlebars is crucial to your riding. By following this simple guide on where to place your brakes you will ride faster and more efficiently.

MTB Brake Position

On this weeks BBT (Bearded Bike Tip) we talk about the 1 finger braking technique. This braking technique helps utilize the most efficient hand position for maximum leverage on your brakes while also keeping your hands in a comfortable and controlled place on the handlebars.

Handlebar Gap

To setup your handlebars and brakes for 1 finger braking, leave a 1/2 inch to 1 inch gap between your grips and the brake mount. This depends on your hand so follow the instructions in the video to find the exact best position for you to mount your brakes.