Here’s another idea in front brakes, the Brakko combined wheel brake system. It centers the brake disc inside the front wheel, applying the braking force on the wheel centerline and putting the force very close to the wheel rim instead of transmitting the force through the hub and spokes outward to the rim and tire.
According to the company, it could be used for cruiser, touring, sport bike or race bike applications. Besides the technical differences, the look of the enclosed disc, makes the system somewhat unique.
Multiple configurations are possible using more than one caliper and caliper positions. The fork bottoms are removed with the front wheel, it looks like brake fluid runs to the calipers through the hub.
Over the years, we’ve seen a lot of new brake setups, perimeter discs, stealth perimeter discs, 4 disc brakes, the 360 hub brake, even brakes with reverse rotating rotors, yet somehow, the same brakes we’ve seen for so long keep doing the job. You get the feeling the system we have is working pretty well. Sooner or later, someone will jump ahead but up until this time, it hasn’t happened and it hasn’t been for lack of trying. Is this combined wheel brake system an advance or just different?
Check out the video below and judge for yourself.
Thanks for the tip, AJ!
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