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Your ebike needs regenerative braking. The situation you're describing is a perfect opportunity to reclaim the energy. The biggest advantage of e-vehicles is using the brakes only for emergency stops, downhills are for charging. Ebikes without regenerative braking are rather unsuitable for hilly terrain, as the extra mass of motor and battery puts extra load ...


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If you're overheating them on anything than very steep descents, you're doing it wrong. Use air braking - that is, let the bike get faster until you reach the equilibrium and don't accelerate any more. When you do need to brake, do it in short sharp impulses - brake hard(ish) for about a second, then let it accelerate again, brake, let it go... Waver around ...


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First, I'm sorry you had what sounds like a nasty crash. I've been there, a couple of years ago and it's no fun. I'd be looking hard at the pads. In my case it was mechanical disc brakes so there was no fluid to boil, and the descent was so steep and twisty there wasn't time to let the brakes cool much they were resin-bonded ceramic pads (sold as simply &...


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pumping worked to no avail-which usually works This is ringing alarm bells for me - it implies you encounter brake fade on a semi regular basis. This is almost certainly down to poor braking technique (dragging the brakes excessively). You need to learn to let the bike pick up speed and then brake hard for a short period and repeat. This approach gives ...


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