Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Group W Bench, VA
Likely to generate a lot of input! (not a bad thing - gots to love technique topics)
Short layman's version the way I've always understood it: Brake just as you normally do up to the point of lockup, but when lockup occurs or you sense that it is about to occur, you let ABS do the job to modulate the brakes and do not pump. And then....
What you do immediately after that point is likely to vary from condition to condition and your judgment of the specific scenario; but I gradually back off the brakes to find the sweet spot which provides max braking while almost but not quite, just barely engaging ABS. The theory being that a fully braking and stable, but not pulsating, tread has better energy absorption than one that is constantly or frequently in transition. Which goes to why some riders feel they can outperform ABS themselves. 'Nother topic though.
My two centavos only and I certainly don't mind being corrected or educated.
"Ignorance is a powerful tool if applied at the right time, even usually surpassing knowledge." - E.J. Potter
Last edited by Stoopy; 01-26-2011 at 01:23 PM.