Blubrake Integrates ABS Into Bike Frame
MILAN, Italy – Bluebrake introduces an invisible anti-lock braking system (ABS) which is fully integrated into a bike frame. “ABS is essential for the safety of light electric mobility vehicles,” said blubrake GM Fabio Todeschini. “We are certain it will become the benchmark for e-bike brands.”
The blubrake which prevents front wheels locking was presented as the lightest ABS now available on the market. According to Fabio Todeschini “The system is compatible with all electric systems and hydraulic brakes currently on the market. This innovation will provide safety for riders of all kind of e-bikes, from MTB to city bikes and from cargo to the trekking bikes.”
Incidents occur when braking
According to blubrake “e-bike road accident statistics show that 60 percent of the incidents occur when braking and this is highly significant given the high speeds that assisted bikes can reach. In most instances, the accidents happen when the front wheel locks after the rider suddenly applies the brakes and then loses control of the bike.” The blubrake system has been developed to help reduce the number of such dangerous situations.
The blubrake ABS is made up of four main elements: an electro-hydraulic motor which is connected to the e-bike’s braking system, a control unit, a speed sensor and a user interface which displays the main system information. The speed sensor collects data 100 times per second to anticipate any risk of wheel lock.
In case of sharp braking the blubrake ABS intervenes to control the hydraulic pressure in the front brake. This guarantees smoother braking, greater stability and maneuverability, reducing the likelihood of accidents and the bike flipping.
Blubrake was launched last week at the E-Bike Days which took place from 24 – 26 May at Olympiapark in Munich, Germany. The company is part of the e-Novia group.