What would happen if you d instantly stop only the BACK wheel of a bicycle?
would it jump forward or backward?
- blazingpedalsLv 66 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.
- D50Lv 67 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.
- ZheiaLv 67 months ago
You could end up going over the handlebars due to angular momentum.
- Chris AncorLv 77 months ago
instantly you would crash.
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- MtrlpqbikerLv 77 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.
- Land Rider JerryLv 67 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.
- Anonymous7 months ago
you will stop going forward as brake affects your speed
- Donnie PorkoLv 77 months ago
You go forward. Momentum makes you move forward.