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    front brake or rear brake for hill starts

    Which brake should be used for hill starts?

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    rear. that leaves your throttle hand free to manipulate the throttle as needed
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    I am short and like my feet on the ground, kinda leaning towards mastering the front brake.

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    I would practice using the front and rear brake separately and then practice using them together. I use 2 fingers on the front brake so I can still run the throttle if needed. A steep gravely or muddy hill and the front tire won't have enough traction to keep you from sliding backwards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jb882 View Post
    rear. that leaves your throttle hand free to manipulate the throttle as needed
    What he say's ^^^^^^^.

    Gotta learn to lean slightly to the left on the plant foot side while right foot is engaging the brake pedal on the right. Trying to twist the throttle while simultaneously releasing the front brake is not a good recipe if you need to get going on a hill.
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    I tried the rear brake and liked it,thanks!
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