Other new technologies, like slipper clutches (easing the task of quick dowshifts without skidding the rear wheel), quickshifters (both up and down, which save time and effort), and electronic suspension (which promises to maintain chassis composure and ride quality), all benefit the rider. The trick is to keep yourself from being fooled into thinking that these rider aids will make you immune to crashing. Solution? Don’t ride so that you’re constantly putting these rider aids into use; instead, think of them as broadening the margin you’d naturally make for yourself. Knowing that the “edge” is more like a gradual runoff than a cliff provides confidence, it’s true, but nothing can take the place of good judgment and skill.