Stunt Scooter Brakes - 3 Different Types
There are 3 different types of stunt scooter brakes with one of them being controversial: spring brake, flex fender and our controversial fender. All stunt scooter brakes are found on the rear wheel and usually come pre-installed. Some scooters might arrive with the brake not attached however, it is nothing to worry about because they are very easy to install.
What Are The Difference Between Each Type of Stunt Scooter Brake?
From reading our previous point, you must be looking for the answer as to why is fender a controversial brake. Well, the reason for that is as follows. The fender is placed in the same position as any other brake which is at the rear wheel however, it does not allow you to brake. Instead it prevents your back foot from catching the rear wheel. These brakes can be very useful when doing tricks as at times your foot can land a little too far back and cause you to either catch the wheel when you don't have a brake or slow down when you do have one.
The most common of the three are the flex fenders, these brakes are very flexible as they can be bent by applying pressure with your back foot. It is a great method to slow down however, if you apply too much pressure you can cause the wheel to stop spinning and result in potential lose of balance or a flat spot on your wheel which will result in ruining the performance of the wheel.
Last of the three is the scooter spring brake. The main difference is that it has a coil spring that allows the brake to point away from the wheel instead of towards it. Just like the flex fender, it can be pressed on with the foot to brake. The downside of a spring brake is that they tend to be louder and require much more maintenance due its nature.