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Old 01-01-2013, 03:47 PM   #42
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Personally I wouldn't use target fixation in a conversation about counter steering. They are not directly related.

On a woods/mx bike a lot of counter steering only occurs when you are correcting for rear wheel lateral slip. A lot of woods/mx turning occurs with very little leaning. On a bike with woods/mx/trials geometry you can ride fairly fast before the transition to counter steering occurs. I wouldn't consider counter steering in the middle of a 35 mph berm. What little experience I have on a trials bike tells me you would never counter steer unless you riding on the road at speed.

A bike with street only geometry requires counter steering at anything over a pushing speed. I am amazed at how many life long street riders tell me I'm crazy when I tell them that they are turing the front wheel left to go right.

I don't think I ever actually decide to steer or counter steer when I am riding or racing. I react from experience (prior pain).
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