Hydraulic Brakes for IMAX S1+
This is an option upgrade for I-MAX S1+ E-Scooter (rear brakes only).
Hydraulic Brakes are a high end braking system which provide more stopping power, are more durable, faster/more reliable and predictable pad retraction when releasing the brakes, and are virtually maintenance free (apart from worn pads).
Normal braking systems require frequent maintenance – do away with all of that by upgrading to hydraulic brakes!
As the Hydraulic system is sealed, dirt cannot get in to jam up the moving bits, making them virtually maintenance free (replace worn pads is about all need doing)! Hydraulic systems are also easier to set up and adjust.
What exactly is a Hydraulic Brake and how is it different from the default mechanical disk brake in the IMAX S1+?
The default mechanical brakes use a cable to apply the brakes and just like with derailleur cables they can get stretched out and dirty which will affect braking performance. Mechanical brakes also don’t stop as good as hydraulic brakes, and some people even have issues with snapping cables on mechanical brakes or disc’s warping due to the smaller size of the disc in the default mechanical brakes.
Hydraulic brakes use brake fluid and when you squeeze the brake lever it compresses the fluid and makes the brakes function. It also uses larger customized discs that are more resistant to warping. This method offers stronger and more reliable braking performance. Since hydraulic brakes are a sealed system you don’t have to worry about dirt and mud affecting your performance unless you get your pads dirty that is but that goes the same for mechanical brakes.
Here's a tutorial on how to install the hydraulic brakes onto the I-MAX S1+: