The SimBrake is an innovative braking system, which can be installed on most inline skates of various brands.
With the help of the SimBrake, we no longer need a heel brake, so we’re free and do not have to worry about hanging on to the heel bridge.
As we see in the video, the SimBrake will be installed in the backmost slot of our track replacing our respective rear wheels.
Attention: we will install a SimBrake on each skate and all we have to do is replace the rear roller with our SimBrakes.
in just a few steps to the right assembly
- The first step is to remove the rear roller of our track.
For this we loosen the rear axle, remove it and pull the roller out of the rail.
- The second step is to install the role with the built-in SimBrake.
- For this we need our SimBrake roller, the suitable axle for our rail, as well as the provided counter screw.
- The appropriate axles for the respective makes and models are included in the scope of delivery of the SimBrake. Here we see, for example the matching SimBrake axles for the following brands:
- This is for the Powerslide rails
- Here we have the axle for the rails of Rollerblade and here we have e.g. still the suitable axle for K2 rails.
- Well, let’s start assembling the SimBrake. For this we will take a look at our SimBrakes.
- On closer inspection, we recognize that there is an arrow on each side of the rim of our SimBrakes labeled “Outside”.
- When installing the Sim Brakes, this arrow must be on the outside with the direction of the arrow in the direction of travel.
- When we wear the skates, the outside is on the left skate on the left side and the right skate on the right side.
- The direction is the direction in which our toes point.
- When inserting the Sim Brakes, we also make sure that the “NAME disc” (here in red) is in the right place.
- Once we have used the SimBrake correctly, we first fix it with the corresponding axle. After the axle has been tightened slightly, we secure it with the help of the provided counter screw.
- Depending on the brand, we have to mount a kind of washer for fixing the counter screw. This is necessary if included for the rail type.
- After mounting and tightening our simbrakes, we should not forget to do the so-called finger test.
- This serves to test the braking function and thus the correct installation of the SimBrakes in advance. But how does the fingered work?
- Quite simply, we take each our skate with the installed SimBrake and press the role with the installed SimBrake to the inside against the rail.
- While we press the SimBrake against the disc, we turn it in the direction of travel.
- Haben wir die SimBrake nun richtig montiert, dann werden wir beim Drehen der Rolle bemerken,
dass die SimBrake bremst, bzw. je nach ausgeübtem Druck vollständig blockiert.
- If we have now properly mounted the SimBrake, then we will notice when turning the role that the SimBrake brakes, or completely blocked depending on the applied pressure.
- Yes and that’s it. Now it’s time to go out, put on inline skates, use the braking technology, such as Practice the “SimPlow” and have fun.
- If you still do not know how to use the SimBrake and the associated SimPlow correctly, then I recommend you to watch the previous video of this series.
- In this video, we’ll learn how to use the SimBrake and its associated SimPlow correctly, how it works, when the SimBrake releases and when not.