What ebrakes do you use?

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BillyJ   1 mW

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What ebrakes do you use?

Post by BillyJ » Jan 20 2019 7:52am

Looking at options for brakes with built in switches. What do people use?

These have caught my eye
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/XOD-E-B ... c0051ryM4

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Re: What ebrakes do you use?

Post by pwd » Jan 20 2019 8:05am

I kept my Avid Juicy 3s and just added a magnetic switch to it like this one.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/E-BIKE- ... st=ae803_5

I used epoxy glue and they have been working fine even since.
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Re: What ebrakes do you use?

Post by Marv1337n » Jan 20 2019 9:13am

These brakes are usually pretty bad, I've been using my original Shimano hydraulic brakes and added these switches:
https://aliexpress.com/item/Free-shippp ... 4c4dWC48Iv

Super simple :thumb:

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Re: What ebrakes do you use?

Post by BillyJ » Jan 20 2019 11:18am

Hmm good to know. Had been told bad things about the switches but if they work, can't argue!

I'll go for those unless anyone has other experience with dedicated e bike brakes?

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Re: What ebrakes do you use?

Post by neptronix » Jan 20 2019 11:29am

Tektro auriga e-comp.. cheap, seems well built, and had crazy stopping power.

Now that i have a bike with 20" and 16" wheels, using basic 160mm mechanical discs. Stops like a train crash. Now the problem is how to improve tire grip so that the wheels can still grip on the 28% grade near my house.

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Re: What ebrakes do you use?

Post by exe » Jan 21 2019 12:29pm

Magura MT5e with built in brake switch, quad piston dual caliper, flip flop design, easy to work with, reliable, good modulation, great breaking power, German engineered.

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Re: What ebrakes do you use?

Post by Tommm » Jan 21 2019 12:54pm

Unless you are doing series production of ebikes, just use a standalone magnetic sensor.

$10.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Ebike-H ... 56174.html

Then, spend your money on the best value brakes possible, instead of shitty ebike integrated ones.

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