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BrakeAce Wants to Help You Get Faster With Their Braking Analysis System 2

Are you dragging your brakes or hitting them in turns? This data acquisition system helps you ride faster by pinpointing key moments on the trail and ways to improve.

96% of riders surveyed said that changing their braking habits would help them ride faster and have more fun. To date, it has been impossible to measure or record your braking with any meaningful data. Without any data or useful ways to understand it, everything related to braking has been left to guesswork.

BrakeAce is here to change that.

A snippet of Jeff Lenosky's BrakeAce analysis.

Using their patented brake power meter, BrakeAce automatically scores your braking based on numerous factors, turning incredibly complex raw data into simple, custom metrics. You can use these metrics to compare with your friends and as a starting point to measure your improvement. Say goodbye to guesswork!

Modulation Score? Yup.

Brake Effectiveness? Mmhmm.

How many times did you brake check? BrakeAce shows you.

BrakeAce have spent years filtering through complicated data to make it easy to understand your braking and compare to your friends or between trails.

And there's more: BrakeAce filters through every single brake event to show you what to do next.

You could be braking over 100 times on a single descent. This is a lot to digest when you want to get faster. BrakeAce cuts through the noise and helps you improve in bite-size chunks called your Key Opportunities—these are the places on the trail you can improve the most.

 

"We tested with BrakeAce for two days and I couldn’t believe how many brake checks I had or how little I used the front brake. We tidied up a few braking events, tried new lines on my Key Opportunities and that’s about it. I got a new fastest time." 
- Caleb Bottcher, NZ National XC Team

Mitch Armstrong testing with BrakeAce on a stage from the 2019 EWS in Rotorua.

XC riders and roadies know that power meters have changed the game and helped them reach new heights in their fitness over the last 20 years. But while training tech for fitness riders is on every one of their bikes, there has never been any usable data for the mountain biker who wants to ride faster and have more fun.

"We know that you can go faster just by changing your braking, but even if riders could collect braking data, raw numbers don’t really say much. Everyone has been blown away by their braking scores, and we both have huge smiles when we re-test with BrakeAce after a few runs. The data makes us ride more and think about riding more."
- Matt Miller, BrakeAce Inventor & Founder

Pro rider, Sam Shaw, pushing his brakes to the limit on Rotorua's National Downhill trail.

BrakeAce started as a University brake power meter project, and the team quickly realized that this solution was needed if riders wanted to get up to speed faster. Dr Matt Miller, a New Zealand-based professional MTB coach who invented the brake power meter, founded BrakeAce after leaving his university job. SENSITIVUS gauge from Denmark have proven themselves as a leader in power meter technology and are working in collaboration with BrakeAce on sensing duties.

There are a limited number of BrakeAce available for this season to exclusive teams and coaches who want to get fast now. You can get on the list here.

Matt Miller, the inventor of BrakeAce, between runs taking a trail-side deep-dive into Sam Shaw's braking in corners. Jono Church from The Suspension Lab shares his insights from the suspension data.

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Mitch Armstrong with BrakeAce data on his GoPro

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