Itay asked in SportsCycling · 7 months ago

What would happen if you d instantly stop only the BACK wheel of a bicycle?

would it jump forward or backward?

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  • 6 months ago

    Compared to braking both wheels, the rear wheel can only supply about 25-30% of the possible braking force. If you were going very fast, the rear wheel would skid and you would slow down - but not as quickly as if you were braking with both wheels.

  • D50
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    You'll skid, of course. Whether you can control the skid is up to you. This was part of the fun of coaster brake chopper bikes when we were kids. You get going fast and then skid to a stop and proudly point out the strip of black rubber laid down. Later you ask your parents for a new rear tire.

    • Land Rider Jerry
      Lv 6
      7 months agoReport

      However at speeds of 25+ mph you're going to lose control if a rear wheel completely locks on a bicycle. So that this one is perfectly clear I'm talking about a rear wheel instantly locking up on a paved surface at a high speed.

  • Zheia
    Lv 6
    7 months ago

    You could end up going over the handlebars due to angular momentum.

  • 7 months ago

    instantly you would crash.

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  • 7 months ago

    Like Jerry says, your rear wheel will skid. If you aren't going very fast your bike will fishtail and stop. If you are going fast you will probably lose control and suffer a painful crash.

  • 7 months ago

    At a very high speed locking up the back wheel will make the bike to go into an uncontrollable skid causing you to wreck. It'd also flat spot the back tire.

    Source(s): Motorized bicycle owner and builder.
  • Anonymous
    7 months ago

    you will stop going forward as brake affects your speed

  • 7 months ago

    You go forward. Momentum makes you move forward.

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