Old 01-30-07, 04:27 PM
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Bikes: Soma cyclocross with Bionx PL500HS

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Originally Posted by recursive
I'm intrigued by the concept of regenerative braking on downhills.
That's one of the reasons why I picked bionx. When you brake, the energy from your momentum is all wasted. It'd be great to somehow capture some of that. The regen in Bionx extends the battery by about 10-20% I believe, depending on how much braking you do.

The regen braking also helps reduce the wear on the brakes and improves it during wet days. One situation that's really great is going down long downhills. If I want to control my speed, I can engage the regen brakes and my brake pads never end up getting toasted.
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