Source: Blubrake announcement
MILAN – Blubrake, the Italian company that designed the first and only anti-lock braking system (ABS) to be integrated into an e-bike frame, has announced its partnership with Stromer.
This agreement will result in a June 2021 launch of Stromer ST5 ABS, the first S-Pedelec with a frame integrated ABS.
Several studies have highlighted how, during braking, front-wheel lock ups and instability resulting from sudden changes in direction are the main causes of bike accidents, especially in busy, unpredictable urban environments.
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The issue of safety was one of the reasons that drove Blubrake to rethink the ABS concept and to develop an entirely unique system for the market, including for S-Pedelecs, a bike capable of speeds up to 28 mph (45 km/h). Blubrake’s solution integrates seamlessly and invisibly into the frame, thus ensuring the bike’s original design remains unaltered.
“We’re especially pleased with this partnership,” explained Fabio Todeschini, Blubrake’s General Manager. “We believe there are huge strides to be made in terms of improving e-bike safety.
“Through this partnership we are keen to show that very high standards of safety are achievable, which will in turn enable the benefits offered by the S-Pedelec to be fully harnessed.
“We are delighted to collaborate with a sector leader such as Stromer. Together we’ve set highly ambitious targets in terms of safety and riding fluidity, the achievement of which has already been demonstrated by the fact that Stromer’s S-Pedelecs equipped with our integrated ABS have met the requirements of several tests, some very stringent, as a result of which we’ve obtained product certifications for the category standards, both in Europe and the US.”
Compared to e-bikes, S-Pedelecs can reach higher speeds and therefore generate greater braking forces, hence why Blubrake’s research team developed specific software that was purpose-designed for this type of bike. This allows smarter and more sporty cyclists to override the anti-lift off function, simply by using the HMI interface fitted on the bike. A real revolution for the e-bike world since it is the very first ABS to be equipped with this functionality.
Stromer ST5 ABS will be the first S-Pedelec with Blubrake ABS: the only bike of this category with an anti-lock system fully integrated to respect the typical design of the Swiss company, combining elegance, power and safety.