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Sphere brakes are the only brakes in the world you can change brake pads without any tools, just your bare hands! In service brake applications, the patented sphere brake technology compresses hemispherical pads on an outer spherical surface. This inherent design allows multi-directional brake force application around the brake surface generating more torque with a smaller brake effective diameter. In driveline applications, the sphere brake mounts in-line with the drive shaft between the transmission and drive axels; It’s actuated by an electrical, mechanical, pneumatic, or hydraulic system controlled by the driver. Like the service brake, hemispherical pads compress around the sphere brake surface typically in an enclosed housing.
Hydraulic sphere brakes for e-mobility
In partnership with Cleveland CycleWerks, we launched the worlds’ first Hydraulic Sphere Brake (HSB). Advantages of developments in HSB application include the fact that it’s the first brake system which does not require tools to change brake pads. Due to inherent design, the brake itself produces more torque in a much smaller package. The HSB is lighter than the required disk brake for the same platform. It is positioned more towards the center line fo the motorcycle, increasing stability and performance; and the brake is affordable in high growth industries like e-mobility. The HSB has been installed on a Cleveland CycleWerks ACE motorcycle for road testing and certification. The new HSB will be offered on a Falcon 2021 production models.