Brant Moore coming through with a fresh video giving you plenty of ideas on how to make your BMX brakes better! Hit play to let Brant show you a bunch of hacks, tips and tricks he’s cooked up for his own setup, showing just how he gets his brakes dialed in enough to trust them to do back rail fufanus! Hit play and let Brant go over it all, then check out more videos on brakes down below that will help you out as well!
Want to learn how to install BMX brakes? Brant Moore has done a handful of different videos explaining different tricks and techniques for dialing in BMX brakes, but he has never done a video showing how to install BMX brakes from start to finish. Today, he decided it was time to do one of these videos for those of you out there that are interested in trying the stoppers out or having issues putting brakes on your bike after some time away in the brakeless life. Hit play, take it all in, dial your brakes in and then go do a bunch of fufanus and abubacas! This is a good look at how to get this done.
Do you have any questions? Any tips you think that Brant should have included in the video? Let us know in the comments below! Shout out to Brant for doing this video!
If you would like more tips and tricks to dial in your BMX brakes, here’s a playlist Brant has on his Youtube channel that covers a ton of different things from maximizing braking power to custom modifications and dialing in a gyro setup that he doesn’t cover in this video. There are 16 videos in this playlist, so you literally should be able to find something to help you out if you’re struggling to get things just right! If you want to check out what’s in the playlist versus scrolling through all the videos above, you can check it out right here.
The crew at Flybikes have been working on a modern version of their popular CNC brakes from back in the day. The new Manual CNC Brakes and Lever are available now, so we figured it would be a good idea to take a closer look at these brakes that come in two versions; Classic and Springhanger, and two colors.
The other day we got a look at the new Manual CNC Brake lever from Flybikes, now we get a look at the new Manual CNC Brakes that will be dropping with the lever. Based off their original CNC machined brakes, Flybikes have made a few changes to improve on the originals to make them fit modern tire sizes and stronger, but they have also made them compatible with the traditional spring style and their Springhanger system that moves the springs from the arms to the cable bridge to simplify things. This is pretty cool since the two different systems didn’t work together before, but now you could technically switch between both styles if you would like. These will be dropping at the end of May, but you can get more details below, along with a drawing that’ll better show how both systems work.
“There is no better time than our 20th anniversary to bring back our very popular CNC brake back to life, now packed some new improvements. The refined and updated brake has a throwback look like our classic CNC version but now with the Springhanger technology option, too. Yes, one brake that works with two different bridge cable systems; the Classic system and the Springhanger brake system. The arms are built to be stiffer and to accept up to 2.50” tires giving you plenty of clearance. The Classic version also comes with thicker brass bushings for longer life and features the AKO “Allen Key Only” spring plates and adjustable A-hanger. The Springhanger option comes with an upgraded spring with a flat shape on the straight part for a stiffer performance and an anti-wobble adjustment that eliminates brake-wobble. We are so hyped to have come out with the smoothest, most responsive and best performing Flybikes brake to date.
Available May 31st in Flat Black and Titanium Fog through Flybikes dealers worldwide and online!” – Flybikes
Odyssey have released an updated version of their popular EVO 2 brakes!
Sure, brakes aren’t as common as they used to be on BMX bikes, but there’s still a good number of riders that rock brakes! The crew at Odyssey have just released an updated version of their ever popular EVO 2 brakes, with arms that have a wider radius to fit the larger 2.40″ tires. They’ve also created a kit with the EVO 2.5 brakes, their Monolever brake lever and the Linear Slic-Kable brake cable. Get full details below…
“The Evo 2.5 is a remixed version of the industry leading Evo 2 brake you know and love, with a lot more room for larger, modern tire sizes. Just like the classic Evo 2, it is built around modular hardware features and affordable value. Install it as a rear brake or front brake straight out of the box.
Comes with Odyssey’s convenient double lugged straddle cable, custom curved cable hanger and an array of hardware for adapting the brake to every possible set-up. Forged from aluminum for strength, and to avoid unnecessary upcharges from frivolous CNC machining.
– More clearance for larger tires
– Flat-tipped cable set screws prevents excess damage to the cable’s inner wire
– Sleek aluminum front cable adapter
– Flush surfaces, with the lowest possible overall stack height
– Front or rear wheel use
– Slim by Four pads
– Two sets of springs for hard and soft tension/modulation
– Spring tension indicators for easy set up
– Newly designed straddle hanger
– Pre-lugged straddle cable
– Cable lugs are smaller and use a 10 mm hex head”
The EVO 2.5 Brakes are available for $46.99 and the whole kit is available for $66.99 through BMX shops and mail-orders that carry Odyssey BMX worldwide now!
Brant Moore put together the ultimate BMX brake hack and tip guide…
If you run brakes, you probably love them and love making them work better. Brant Moore has been putting videos together for a while now teaching you how to fix your brakes and how to do some custom tricks to make your brakes work better. Instead of having 4 different videos, he put together a single video showing you his brake setup with the tricks and tips that he’s covered in past videos, plus a little more info, so you can get your brakes working amazing. Take a peek, then find the more in-depth videos from before below…
“Throughout the years I’ve made many tip videos about ways to improve your bmx brakes, but I’ve never put them all into one comprehensive video. This is that video.
A BMX brake check covering everything I do to make my brakes the best they can be.
Video Topics Covered In Order
1:24 – Snafu Astroglide Cables With Odyssey Monolever
1:39 – Single Cable Inner For Dual Upper Gyro Cable
8:24 Lower Cable Knarp Setup –
12:12 How To Adjust BMX Brakes – ”
Alright, so Brant has given you a TON of advice and tricks to dialing in your brakes and make them work amazing. Go throw a set on your bike and get creative!
It’s always interesting seeing how people take ideas and create it. Jimmy Biondi wanted to see if he could get hydraulic brakes on his bike…
We know… We know… Everyone rides brakeless these days. Actually, not everyone! There’s still a good number of riders out there that run brakes and love them. Over the years, BMX brakes haven’t changed a whole lot, though. We’ve seen the same style of U-Brakes, V-Brakes and even a brief run in with disc brakes that lasted about two minutes over the years, but we haven’t seen much when it comes to hydraulic brake systems. Jimmy Biondi decided he wanted to try it out to, so he spent a year and about $600 to figure out how to get a set of Magura Rim Brakes to work on a custom Titanium fork with mounts. The process was a little more complicated than expected, but in the end he ended up with a crazy brake setup that he likes a lot and could be easier to maintain than traditional BMX brakes with springs. You can learn all about how he did it over on Flat Matters where he talks about the motive, the process, hurdles that he had to jump and more. It sounds like he’s already starting to play around with figuring out how to get hydraulic rear brakes using a hydraulic rotor that would all the bars and bike to spin without cutting off the flow of oil. If you’re a design, product, BMX nerd… This is definitely worth a peek!
Anyone else ever played with hydraulic brakes on a BMX bike or have seen anyone else do it? What are your thoughts on this? Let us know in the comments below!