Cyclists that usually ride slowly often do not recognise themselves in this explanation, and there are two reasons for that:
- The slower one rides, the less the bicycle has to lean to make it through the turn.
- The slower one rides, the more one has to use steering impulses and body weight displacements to keep balance. An observer then sees a cyclist that swings through the turn.
The necessity of leaning to the inside of the turn is immediately clear if a rider wants to take a sharp turn at high speed. The higher the speed and the sharper the turn, the more the bicycle must lean to the inside of the turn.
For beginning e-bikers, who are not used to the higher speeds, leaning often causes problems. A typical scenario is that of an e-biker who does not make it through a turn because he is afraid of leaning more to the inside. Taking a turn always begins by estimating (before the turn) one’s speed and the sharpness the turn, and by reducing speed if necessary.