Yes, NUTT brakes are available on AliExpress.now that radpower bikes is selling a rad 6plus with hydraulic brakes, can we buy these brake system to upgrade my radrover step-thru 5
The Grin inhibitor does not have Higo(or Julet) connector Rad use.The only thing ebike specific about the hydraulic brakes Rad uses is the cut off switch. You can buy a switch to attach to a non-ebike brake lever, or just rig a kill switch if your bike doesn't already have one if you want to use different brakes.
They also sell hydraulic brakes that are actuated by cable that can work with your existing levers.
If you're referring that one that's on AliExpress, yes it should be.okay but are these plug an play
You won't be sad for having mechanical brakes, because you don't know what's missing.Can someone provide some added context here as to just how much better hydraulic brakes are compared to the non-hydraulic brakes are that Rad still uses on all of their other bikes? Are there particular use cases where the difference is more/less worthwhile for considering doing this sort of upgrade? Said another way: I'm close to buying a RadMini Step-Thru - how sad should I be that it doesn't have hydraulic brakes?
True.What @Timpo said, exactly.
If you need to take a trip, you can arrive at your destination if you take a U Haul van, or a Mercedes-Benz. Both will get the job done. You will prefer the Mercedes if you take a drive in one though, for a variety of reasons.
Its the same with hydros. To all intents and purposes, everything about them works better. You'll find a few cranks who will tell you the U Haul is better due to some manufactured reason that is important to them (and more about them not being on the right side of the argument than it is about the van being a preferable ride for reals).
Look at it another way: What kind of brakes do all the cheap bikes have? Now look at all the high quality bikes. What kind of brakes do they all have?
Great mechanical brakes are not exactly cheap. BB7 Road SLThe biggest advantage of mechanical brake is price.
Right, top of the line mechanical brakes are better than cheap hydraulic brakes.Great mechanical brakes are not exactly cheap. BB7 Road SL
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$122 - $173
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