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Question:

The best way to keep brakes from getting too hot while going down long grades is to:

A Go slow and use only light, steady pressure on the brakes.
Explaination

You must go slowly enough so your brakes can hold you back without getting too hot. If the brakes become too hot, they may start to fade. This means you have to apply them harder and harder to get the same stopping power. If you continue to use the brakes hard, they can keep fading until you cannot slow down or stop at all.