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Brake Mystery Solved

by Dylan — last modified Dec 10, 2006 11:05 PM
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After some investigation, I found out how the brake system found stock on the Kustom Kruiser Moto Glide works.

 

After some research into the brakes on my ride, I found them to be neither "Wedge Style" brakes or "Disc Style" brakes.  Rather, the Nexage Roller Brake is a Shimano trademark for a variant form of a drum brake. It uses a ring of rollers pushed outward by a cam to engage the brake shoe with the drum.  As with other drum brakes this creates a lot of heat, so thats why that big vented disc is there.  The disc does nothing to actually stop the bike, it doesn't push the rollers, it just dissipates heat.
If you are really interested you can use google to do a site:bike.shimano.com search for roller brakes.  An interesting tidbit would be that they are listed under products on the UK version of their site, but you have to use google to access it on their North America version.  Import?
 Well, hope this clears that up.
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Ahhhhh....

Avatar Posted by CBC Guy at Dec 11, 2006 12:08 AM
Right on. I had totally been wondering about that. For those who don't know Dylan's cruiser has these brakes on it, we hadn't seen them before and weren't sure exactly what they were.

Yup...

Avatar Posted by Dylan at Dec 12, 2006 02:19 PM
Yah, I think the reason you haven't seen them before is that they must be some sort of import, I assume that only because they only seem to be listed on UK.

roller brakes

Avatar Posted by Sean Bowman at Dec 12, 2006 02:19 PM
the brakes you need for long downhill rides. Maybe the site only shows them as euro because they arte sold there as a brkae itself. They are avialable in north america except here they are part of a hub. You can get them on the nexxus inter hubs......coaster brakes suck especially on a inter hub, shimano has probaly realized this and now offer the inter hubs a la roller brake

Roller Brakes

Avatar Posted by Dylan at Dec 13, 2006 09:07 PM
Ahhh, that explains it. Thanks for the info =)

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