The use of bicycles adapted for the disabled has become very popular, and the selection of bicycles is increasing every year. At the same time, it is a challenge common to all bikes; they come with standard brakes developed for functionally strong and healthy people. These brakes are rigid, hard to use, and often over-dimensioned for users with reduced handgrips. Several factors affect a person’s ability to activate brakes on a bicycle; In this article, we have highlighted the ten most common reasons why a standard brake does not work for everyone.
Finding the optimal adaptive brake solution is complicated; Type of disability, bike model and size, the scope of use, race profile, and total weight load are all factors to consider. When developing SmartBrake, we aimed to design modules that combine solutions best fit the specific user needs. Thus, with SmartBrake, you can build your kit, like Lego. Combine brake units with brake controllers of your choice. The wireless technology makes it easy to mount on any bicycle without special tools. SmartBrake requires limited hand force, activates brake and park with a gentle touch, and enables companions to brake from a distance. The brake can be reversed, providing a safe solution for users with epilepsy. The patented technology fits any bicycle with either rim or disc brakes.
But, is wireless brakes safe?
Yes, SmartBrake has a built-in fail-safe that automatically activates the brake in low battery or signal failure. For example, the brake will be activated if a companion comes more than 30m away from the bicycle. The SmartBrake technology has been developed and thoroughly tested over many years and is based on a recognized and proven communication platform (RF / BLE).
You can order SmartBrake directly in our webshop or contact your bike distributor for assistance.